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

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The dark side : the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals
Title
The dark side
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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
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
Title
The dark side
Creator
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
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Genre
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
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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the inside story of how the War on Terror turned into a war on American ideals
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the inside story of how the War on Terror turned into a war on American ideals
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Jane Mayer
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The dark side : the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals, Jane Mayer
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [361]-369) and index
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  • 5
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
392 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385526395
Lccn
2008299452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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188208
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BRO-copy20080910-029
System control number
  • ocn229309144
  • (OCoLC)229309144

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