The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, May 8, 2009 - History
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One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year National BestsellerWith a New AfterwordNational Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A Best Book of the Year: Salon, Slate, The Economist, The Washington Post, Cleveland Plain-DealerThe Dark Side is a dramatic, riveting, and definitive narrative account of how the United States made terrible decisions in the pursuit of terrorists around the world—decisions that not only violated the Constitution, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. In spellbinding detail, Jane Mayer relates the impact of these decisions by which key players, namely Vice President Dick Cheney and his powerful, secretive adviser David Addington, exploited September 11 to further a long held agenda to enhance presidential powers to a degree never known in U.S. history, and obliterate Constitutional protections that define the very essence of the American experiment.


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User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

For anyone who endured the eight years of George W. Bush's administration, the fact that Vice President Cheney exerted undue influence over the president and was able to institute a regime of torture ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

I heard and read about some of the main facts written in this book, but when Jane Mayer put the story altogether I became even more sickened by the administration's (Cheney and Addington's ... Read full review

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Panic
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Blame ll
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The Warning
28
Men of Zeal
44
Detainee U01
72
Outsourcing Torture
101
Inside the Black Sites
139
The Experiment
182
The Memo
213
I0 A Deadly Interrogation
238
Coverup
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Car of Key C aaracterr
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About the author (2009)

Jane Mayer is the co-author of two bestselling and critically acclaimed narrative nonfiction books, Landslide: The Unmaking of the President, 1984-1988, and Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas, the latter of which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Mayer was also awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in connection with The Dark Side.

She is currently a Washington-based staff writer for The New Yorker, specializing in political and investigative reporting. Before that, she was a senior writer and front-page editor for The Wall Street Journal, as well as the Journal's first female White House correspondent.

She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.


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