Peace, War, and Politics: An Eyewitness Account

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Macmillan, Oct 13, 2000 - Political Science - 432 pages
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For more than fifty years Jack Anderson has been a crusader against corruption. His columns exposing fraud, waste, and abuse have shocked the world, while he himself has become one of the most respected journalists of all time.

For five decades--from the Cold War paranoia that gave birth to Senator Joe McCarthy to Richard Nixon, whose goon squads plotted to neutralize Anderson--generals, CEOs, and U.S. presidents have asked themselves, "What if Jack found out?"
  

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Theodore Roosevelt first used the term muckraker to castigate those who constantly peered into the muck of his presidency. Anderson takes on that moniker with pride, and after 50 years of peering into ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
34
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Jack Anderson's previous books include THE CLOUDS OF THAT COUNTRY, FIELD TRIPS ON THE RAPID TRANSIT, and TRAFFIC: NEW AND SELECTED PROSE POEMS. A native of Milwaukee and a longtime resident of Manhattan, Anderson is also a well-known dance writer and critic, for The New York Times, Dancing Times (London) and New York Theatre-Wire, among others. He has written or edited seven books on dance, including The One and Only: The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and Art Without Boundaries: The World of Modern Dance. He and George Dorris co-founded Dance Chronicle and co-edited it for 21 years.

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