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The Resource Dark side : the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals, Jane Mayer

Dark side : the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals, Jane Mayer

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Dark side : the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals
Title
Dark side
Title remainder
the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals
Statement of responsibility
Jane Mayer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the days immediately following September 11th, the most powerful people in the country were panic-stricken. Radical decisions about how to combat terrorists and strengthen national security were made in a state of chaos and fear, but the key players, Vice President Cheney and his powerful, secretive adviser David Addington, used the crisis 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. This is a dramatic 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. Whatever the short-term gains, there were incalculable losses in terms of moral standing, our country's place in the world, and its sense of itself.--From publisher description
Summary
Examines how the U.S. made self-destructive decisions in pursuit of terrorism in the wake of 9/11 and reveals how these actions violated the Constitution, hampered efforts to bring down Al Qaeda, and damaged the nation's moral and political standing in the world
Award
  • J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, 2009.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 2009.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2008
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270692
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
973.931
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6432
LC item number
.M383 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the inside story of how the War on Terror turned into a war on American ideals
Label
Dark side : the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals, Jane Mayer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Panic -- Blame -- The warning -- Men of zeal -- Detainee 001 -- Outsourcing torture -- Inside the black sites -- The experiment -- The memo -- A deadly interrogation -- Blowback -- Cover-up
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
392 p.
Isbn
9780385526395
Lccn
2008299452
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn229309144
  • (OCoLC)229309144
Label
Dark side : the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals, Jane Mayer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Panic -- Blame -- The warning -- Men of zeal -- Detainee 001 -- Outsourcing torture -- Inside the black sites -- The experiment -- The memo -- A deadly interrogation -- Blowback -- Cover-up
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
392 p.
Isbn
9780385526395
Lccn
2008299452
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn229309144
  • (OCoLC)229309144

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