A Political Odyssey: The Rise of American Militarism and One Man's Fight to Stop It (Google eBook)

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Seven Stories Press, Jan 4, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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In this candid portrait, former two-term senator from Alaska and 2008 presidential candidate Gravel expounds on his views of the military-industrial complex, the imperial presidency, postwar US foreign policy, and corporate America; critically assesses figures he worked with, such as Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy; and reveals the private life behind the public persona. When he isn’t being actively silenced, Senator Gravel’s voice is generally acknowledged to be the most refreshing and honest of all the 2008 presidential candidates.
  

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Contents

FOREWORD
9
PREFACE
13
FALSE THREATS
15
TOP SECRET
27
FROM CAPITOL HILL TO BEACON HILL
43
TO THE SUPREME COURT
57
IMMIGRANT
69
THE ARMORY
85
THE SENATE REVOLTS
155
WITHOUT END
173
MILITARISTS BRIEFLY IN RETREAT
189
MILITARISTS RESURGENT
205
AMERICAS UNFINISHED REVOLUTION
243
AFTERWORD ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
263
NOTES
267
BIBLIOGRAPHY
275

OVER THERE
97
STUDENT SOLDIER SPY
109
JOURNEY TO ALASKA
133
INDEX
281
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
287
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

MIKE GRAVEL is most prominently known for releasing the Pentagon Papers—the secret official study revealing the manipulations of successive US administrations that misled the country into the Vietnam War. In 1971, he waged a successful one-man filibuster for five months that forced the Nixon administration to cut a deal, effectively ending the draft in the United States. His publications include The Senator Gravel Edition: The Pentagon Papers, Jobs and More Jobs, and Citizen Power.
JOE LAURIA is a New York–based journalist. He has covered foreign policy at the United Nations for nearly two decades for numerous newspapers, including the Boston Globe, the Montreal Gazette, and the Johannesburg Star. His articles have also appeared in the Sunday Times of London as part of its investigative unit, the New York Times, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, and the Huffington Post, among other publications.

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