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The Mafia, CIA and George Bush Hardcover – December 1, 1992


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 418 pages
  • Publisher: Spi Books Trade; 1st edition (December 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561712035
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561712038
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #691,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Pete Brewton is a Texas journalist, lawyer and author.

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Somebody makes out really well.
J.L. Populist
And we are all in some very serious trouble - unless you're Kenny-boy Lay.
Rob
In an interview in 1992, Mr. Brewton said he wanted to write another book.
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127 of 136 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 1, 1998
Format: Hardcover
A real eye-opener! Unless you have some familiarity with the people and events detailed by Mr. Brewton, you will probably find all of his assertions nearly impossible to believe. I would have myself, except that I have been able to confirm several of the details with people directly involved with some of the principals in this book. Of the things I was able to check out, I have not found anything contrary to what Mr. Brewton says.
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56 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Rob on January 21, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Where to begin? As I tallied up all of the mind-boggling abuses of power, criminal activity and greed I became filled with a deep sense of dread. I came to the realization that if only 1% of this book is true then this is a president (a family) that should be behind bars for a very long time. And we are all in some very serious trouble - unless you're Kenny-boy Lay.
Dubya's stolen election, lies to start a war and the rampant cronyism plaguing our government today give all the more credence to this awesome work and further demonstrate just how desperately ruthless and vicious the Bush family is. For those of you who dismiss this tome as fiction - there's a reason the first few publishers wouldn't touch it. Here we go again - this time it's global!
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157 of 176 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 9, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This is one of the two most important books published in this country this century. The other is "Dark Alliance" by Gary Webb. Brewton is a journalist par excellence. He makes the goose-steppers at the New York Times, LA Times and Washington Post look like the complacent wimps they really are. Yes, Virginia, the S&L "crisis" was a $160 billion ripoff by the mob, the CIA and George Bush and Sons. Read it and weep, America!
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 11, 2003
Format: Hardcover
In comparison to George Bush (not Dubya) Clinton looks like a choir boy!! Everybody should read this book. Pete Brewton outdid himself! Extremely informative and well researched.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By treefrog on September 7, 2004
Format: Hardcover
The George Bush in the title is Bush 41, not Bush 43. You find binLaden and George W. Bush (43) each mentioned twice in the 400 page book. Interestingly the mentions are all within two pages of each other, and concern a national guard buddy of W getting a contract to manage the financial affairs of one of the bin Ladens, back in the late 60s or early 70s. So there is a good chance W and Osama ore old friends! The book chronicles a lot of shady stuff the family has been mixed up in for a long time. It's not an easy read but it is like looking at source data and you can make up your own mind. At the time this book was written, the idea that W would ever be in important government position was not on anybody's mind.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Joseph A Olson, PE on September 12, 2010
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I bought my first copy of Pete Brewtons "The Mafia, CIA & George Bush" in the election season of 1992 from the author at a folding table set up in front of the Harris County Courthouse. Retail sales of this accurate history were deemed 'inflammatory' and barred from major booksellers inventory. I was a newly registered engineer in the eighties and had direct, personal knowledge of at least a dozen individuals and over fifty of the fraudulent real estate tranactions that are documented by Mr Brewton.

I was introduced to the concepts of "other peoples money" and "creative bankruptcy" by these very players, years before these terms were part of the popular vernacular. I was a first hand witness to these intentional crimes and am very knowledgable of the processes involved. So endemic was this condition in Houston that it was near impossible to avoid contact with these dirty players. The "S & L Robbery" was the model for the Enron, Dot Com and 2008 Banking TARP frauds that were to follow. I have bought a second copy from Amazon to share with those who are recently awakened to this criminal syndicate presuming to rule the entire world.

I would state under oath that "As to all of the persons and events in this book that I have PERSONAL FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE, I verify that every statement presented in this book is 100% correct and well documented".
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By William R. Plumlee on August 7, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Information before the fact is always a good measuring stick. This work has all that and more. When this book first came out in 1992 the information within was not widely known or could not be readily documented beyond doubt or question. (even tho it was documented and the facts were there for anyone to see they received no press or attention...perhaps because it was an election year and the information went unnoticed)

Today much of that information and its embeded documention is found blasted in the headlines of today. The S&L is old news. The Iran-Contra, is old news. The drug war of the Regan era is old news. The alledged sweet deals of the time and their cover ups are also old news. However Mr. Brewton's book tells us about them when they were happening and while they were being covered up. They have become the FACTS of today and are now household stories. Time has proven the work. As of today, the facts have been establish for all to see and read .

We the American people have been had and it seems we don't care anymore.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Brian Covert on October 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent work on yet another of the major scandals that the major U.S. "watchdog" news media had somehow missed. Very well-researched and reported, "The Mafia, CIA & George Bush" follows the trail of corruption of some of the most powerful, elite figures in U.S. and international finance, organized crime and spying. It is, in fact, a trail that leads in this book all the way to the law firm of the newspaper Brewton then worked for, the Houston Post (Brewton now teaches journalism at Texas Tech University). The spider's web that ties all these shadowy elements together is presented in a very readable format, despite the overwhelming amount of information that journalist Brewton presents.

Although this book was published in 1992, four years before Gary Webb broke the "Dark Alliance" series in the San Jose Mercury News, unsurprisingly many of the players in Brewton's work reappear in Webb's extended "Dark Alliance" investigation. The late Webb, when he was still alive, publicly recommended that people buy this book by Pete Brewton if they could find it. Now you can, right here on Amazon. As a journalist, I highly recommend it too. Read Brewton's "The Mafia, CIA & George Bush" and Webb's "Dark Alliance" back to back, and find out more than you ever wanted to know about what the U.S. government is really doing behind all those American flags waving in the wind.
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