The Catbird Recommends . . .
Many of the birds of prey that you see in The Catbird Seat were first
revealed to me— and to the world— by a small number of dedicated
investigative reporters and, more recently, conscientious ‘whistleblowers’
who have had the courage to speak out at great risks to themselves.
Their revelations are often shocking — sometimes even hard to believe.
The one question that kept running through my mind as I read many of
these stories of high crimes and abject horror was: If these stories are
true, why aren’t they being reported in the mainstream media?
Then, the more I read, the more I understood. It all went back to one word
You see, what you and I are constantly being fed by the major television
networks, newspaper chains, and motion picture studios is exactly what the
POWERS THAT BE want us to see and hear.
My little chickadees, we ARE being manipulated and controlled.
From the products and services we buy to whom we vote for — we are being
From our moral and family values to our religious beliefs — we are being
From the cradle to the grave — we are being CONTROLLED!
Doubtful? Skeptical? Incredulous?
Then you really should read some of these eye-opening books.
In my original introduction, I stated that a good starting place was “The
Conspirators’ Hierarchy.” Then try some, or all, of these revealing works:
“Year of the Rat”,“The Laundrymen”, “The Buying of the President”, “The
Buying of Congress”, “Compromised”, “Boy Clinton”, “Betrayal”, “The Secret
Life of Bill Clinton”, “The Boys on the Tracks”, “Diplomacy by
Deception”,“Derailing Democracy”, “... and the Truth Shall Set You Free”,
or many of the other books you’ll find listed below.
To this list, I am now adding a more recently published book, “THE
CONSPIRATORS: Secrets of an Iran-Contra Insider,” by Al Martin. Read
this book for shocking revelations as to how and why MONEY, POLITICS
and GREED have brought on our current national crisis. This book will leave
no doubt in the mind of the reader that our NATIONAL SECURITY has
been crucially COMPROMISED by our nation’s highest leaders.
THEN . . .
Prepare to be shocked! Prepare to be enlightened!
Prepare to escape from your cages and ...
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ABSOLUTE POWER: THE LEGACY OF CORRUPTION IN THE CLINTON-RENO JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, by David Limbaugh.
Sean Hannity, Fox News says: “David is an incredibly gifted researcher and
writer. He has been able to do what the mainstream media has been unwilling
and unable to do, which is to chronicle the unprecedented and dangerous
corruption in the Justice Department and expose how politics has been used to
protect the Clintons. It is a must-read for anybody who wants to restore honor,
dignity, and integrity to our justice system.”
Mark R. Levin, president of Landmark Legal Foundation, former chief of
staff to Attorney General Edwin Meese III in the Reagan administration
says: “Absolute Power is a meticulously researched and smashing indictment of
the serial corruption that was the Clinton-Reno Justice Department. In chapter
after compelling chapter, Limbaugh details frightening examples of Janet Reno’s
abuse of her public trust to protect Bill Clinton and his henchmen. This is an
important book for citizens who value liberty, the rule of law, and justice.”
AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE, by David Icke.
From the back cover: “You are holding the most explosive book of the 20th
Century. As a leading book editor in the United States said after reading Icke’s
manuscript: “It is difficult to put into words the excitement I feel about this. It is a
book that I have been waiting to see for a long, long time. I knew it would come
and now it is here. I am practically overwhelmed by the sense of urgency I feel in
getting this book to press and into distribution.” David Icke exposes the real story
behind global events. . . .
THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY, by Greg Palast
Publishers Weekly: Muckraking has a long, storied tradition, and Palast is
evidently proud to be part of it. In this polemical indictment of globalization and
political corruption, Palast (a reporter with the BBC and London's Observer)
updates the muckraking tradition with some 21st-century targets: the IMF, World
Bank and WTO, plus oil treaties, energy concerns and corporate evildoers of all
Some of Palast's reports are downright shocking (if familiar). He shows, for
example, how the WTO prevents cheap AIDS drugs from reaching victims in
Africa and how World Bank loan policies have crippled the economies of
Tanzania and other developing countries.
On the home front, he details Exxon's horrific safety record before the Valdez
disaster and reveals the price-gouging by Texas power companies during the
California energy crisis.
In Britain, Palast exposes the "cash for access" policies of the Blair
administration, and blasts the legal system for shielding Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
from lawsuits by victims who had defective Pfizer valves installed in their hearts. .
Vincent Bugliosi, author of "None Dare Call it Treason” and "Helter Skelter":
"Palast is astonishing, he gets the real evidence no one else has the guts to dig
BETRAYAL: HOW THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION UNDERMINED
AMERICAN SECURITY, by Bill Gertz.
The untold story of how the Clinton Administration sold out American security for
campaign cash and a fistful of foreign policy lies.
Caspar Weinberger, former Secretary of Defense, says: “Mr. Gertz has
performed a signal service by writing this thorough, frightening, and sad chronicle
of how we fell from our ability to provide leadership in the quest for peace without
James Webb, former Secretary of the Navy, says: “I know of no national security
reporter in the U.S. who is better sourced or more respected for accuracy than
Bill Gertz. His reporting is essential reading for those who wish to stay in the
Brigadier General David E. “Bull” Baker, USAF (Ret) says: “Gertz takes the
reader from the icy waters of Puget Sound, where a Russian merchant ship fires
a laser at a U.S. Navy intelligence officer, to secret meetings inside the White
House. Every American who cares about this country and where we are going
should read this book.”
Senator Jon Kyl (R-Ariz) says: “More effectively than any journalist in recent
times, Bill Gertz has uncovered a continuing parade of threats to our national
security and exposed the mishandling of those threats by government operatives.
This book reviews a litany of Clinton administration errors. Gertz tells it like it is.”
James Woolsey, former CIA Director: “This will be the Clinton administration’s
least favorite book on its foreign policy. But the rebuttals are likely to be long on
adjectives and short on refutation, for these tough charges are backed, the Gertz
way, by fact after fact after fact.”
THE BLUEGRASS CONSPIRACY: An inside story of power, greed, drugs and
murder!, by Sally Denton
When Kentucky Blueblood Drew Thorton parachuted to his death in September
1985 – carrying thousands in cash and 150 pounds of cocaine – the gruesome
end of his startling life blew open a scandal that reached to the most secret
circles of the U.S. government. The story of Thornton and “The Company” he
served, and the lone heroic fight of State Policeman Ralph Ross against an
international web of corruption, is one of the most portentous tales of the 20th
The Wall Street Journal - “A larger than real-life thriller.”
James Grady, author of Six Days of the Condor, says: “Plumbs the depths of the
American Nightmare ... fascinating, compelling ... a MUST READ.”
Publishers Weekly - “Presents a dramatic picture of a lengthy, unresolved
criminal investigation and a shockingly corrupt power structure.”
BOY CLINTON by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
The New York Times bestseller -- this political biography includes the untold story
of gun-running and drug-trafficking at Mena Airport in Arkansas--plus the
Arkansas origins of Clinton’s financial irregularities from his 1996 campaign.
The New York Times says: “Tyrrell’s chief target is Mr. Clinton, the chief
complaint is that he is not honest ... and the chief goal ... is to prompt the Clinton
war room to go ballistic.”
THE BOYS ON THE TRACKS by Mara Leveritt
In 1987, Linda Ives suffered a parental worst-nightmare when her son and a
friend were run over by a train, whose crew observed them supine and covered
with a tarp before impact. Law enforcement authorities in Bill Clinton’s Arkansas
attributed the deaths to a massive overdose of marijuana and dismissed the
crew’s tale as optical illusion. Ives compelled a series of investigations that
began promisingly yet were inexplicably stifled.
As years passed, and more unsolved killings occurred, Ives assembled evidence
that the boys had stumbled upon a diffuse conspiracy involving CIA-backed air
suppliers to the Contras, who ran an enormous cocaine-trafficking operation from
a remote airport near Mena, Arkansas. A portrait emerges of state governance
as a deeply corrupted good-’ol-boy network, funded by drug money and protected
by blackmail and violence.
Kirkus Reviews writes: “Unlike many works that have dug for the dirt of the
Clinton gubernatorial era, this is an authentically shocking, deeply unsettling
portrait of contemporary American power backstopped by arrogance and callous
greed, and of the drug war as a weapon of social control from which insiders
BROKEN TRUST: Greed, Mismanagement, and Political Manipulation at
America’s Largest Charitable Trust, by Samuel P. King and Randall W. Roth
Susan Essoyan, in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin writes: It was the worst of times
for Bishop Estate, and many people would just as soon forget the scandal and
struggle that swept the trustees of Kamehameha Schools from their koa-paneled
board room six years ago. But Samuel P. King, a senior federal judge, and trust
law professor Randall Roth think there is much to be learned by examining the
epic tale of a princess’ legacy gone awry and the Hawaiian community’s fight to
“It’s a story that ought to be told, said King. “You’ve got to tell it, not just bury it.
You don’t want it to happen again.”...
The book reaches back more than a century to the days of Princess Bernice
Pauahi Bishop, who left more than 368,000 acres of land in trust for the children
of Hawaii through the Kamehameha Schools. It traces how her estate evolved
into an axis of power in Hawaii, and how that axis corroded to the point where
Hawaiians rose up in anger on behalf of their children....
Roth, a professor at the University of Hawaii, said Kamehameha Schools should
benefit from the public release of information, even if some is confidential,
because “a lot of the problems in the past resulted from extreme secrecy.”
“People who care about the trust need to be informed and vigilant if they hope to
protect and preserve Princess Pauahi’s legacy,” he said. “How is the trust served
by taking vital information about what happened and sealing it forever?”
Professor Edward Halbach, University of California at Berkeley School of Law,
says: “A sensitive and insightful story of Hawaiian culture and history...evolving
into a stunning, uniquely informed exposé about shameless abuse of a charitable
trust and shameful failure of public institutions.”
Peter Adler, President, The Keystone Center, says: “Broken Trust chronicles a
100-year saga about politics, law, and native rights in the Fiftieth State. There
are people on all sides of this conflict who would have preferred that the story be
left behind, swept under the rug, or just ignored. This book is a warning to the
future and a lesson on governance, power, and the management of big
Howard M. McCue III, Chairman, Charitable Planning Committee, American
College of Trust and Estate Counsel, says: “The most significant legal dispute of
our time ... a tale of unbridled ambition, infectious greed, and high drama,
recounted in a fascinating cultural context ... a treat for anyone who enjoyed
Professor Evelyn Brody, Chicago-Kent College of Law, says: “With the verve
and insight of a Tom Wolfe, the authors expose the full range of human folly and
bravery. Broken Trust shows what happens when the immovable object of greed
is met by the irresistible force of virtue.”
Alan Morrison, Co-founder with Ralph Nader, Public Citizen Litigation Group;
Senior Lecturer, Stanford Law School, says: “This book is required reading.
Anyone – and I mean anyone – who regulates major charities or sits on their
boards yet fails to read this book from cover to cover deserves to be fired for
malpractice. Broken Trust is a textbook lesson in charitable trust
THE BUYING OF THE CONGRESS by Charles Lewis and The Center for Public
How special interests have stolen your “Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of
This remarkable book describes how powerful industries and people influence our
representatives in Washington to pass legislation that benefits the special
interests but not the people. For instance, the food we eat is not as safe as it
should be because of inadequate meat-inspection systems; and dangerous
chemicals and inadequately tested medicines remain on the market because
powerful companies profit from them.
Jill Marquis writes: “The Buying of the Congress is an expertly researched, well-written work of investigative journalism.”
THE BUYING OF THE PRESIDENT 2000 by Charles Lewis and The Center for
An informative and chilling look into the financing of presidential campaigns.
Based on data carefully culled from mountains of public records, this book is an
incisive, unbiased, non-partisan guide to the money power behind the candidates.
Who finances each candidate and how will their investment be rewarded?
(YOU SHOULD STILL READ THIS BOOK TO SEE WHO OWNS THE U.S.A.
The New Yorker says: “The Buying of the President has become an essential
Ben Bradlee, Washington Post says: “The Center for Public Integrity is about
the best thing we have going for us.”
THE CASE AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON by Peggy Noonan
Peggy Noonan states that she does not hate the first lady, she merely has
contempt for her. Noonan’s objections to Hillary Clinton and her husband (“to
understand her you have to understand him”) are based both on ideology and
style— Noonan considers the Clintons to be self-involved know-it-alls who “stand
for one thing: maximum and uninterrupted power for the Clintons.”
CENSORED 2000 by Peter Phillips
The years top 25 censored stories. In stark contrast to the reports on the nightly
news and in the daily papers, Censored 2000 reveals what is being kept from the
public by a lower quality of reporting, the downsizing of newsrooms, and the
Ralph Nader calls it a book “that should be affixed to the bulletin boards in every
newsroom across the country.”
THE CHEATING OF AMERICA by Charles Lewis, Bill Allison and the Center for
How Tax Avoidance and Evasion by the Super Rich Are Costing the Country
Billions– and What You Can Do About It.
From the jacket: “Each year millions of income-earning adults and corporations
do not pay their fair share of federal income taxes–whether legally (tax
avoidance), illegally (tax evasion), or through shady means (tax ‘avoision’), and
their numbers are rising dramatically. In this explosive book, Charles Lewis,
founder and executive director of the Center for Public Integrity, and Bill Allison, a
former researcher at the Philadelphia Inquirer finger these culprits.
Super-rich individuals and corporations alike are increasingly using offshore
channels to hide money from the IRS, which seems to have given up on trying to
catch them. Meanwhile, the rest of the population suffers. . . .
With The Cheating of America, Lewis and Allison aim to unmask those who are
stiffing Uncle Sam, as well as the system that permits their activities. They reveal
how blue-chip U.S. corporations take advantage of dubious shelters or move their
taxable profits offshore.
Frequently these same corporations have availed themselves of cheaper labor
overseas, laying off thousands of American workers.
Some estimates show that more than a trillion dollars are salted away in offshore
bank accounts, beyond the reach of the IRS.
Lewis and Allison provide a richly detailed and colorful overview of the key
players– federal legislators, the IRS, New York banks, foreign ‘tax havens’– and
the cottage industry that teaches aspiring dodgers how to cheat successfully.
At the heart of the book are case studies of some of the most brazen individuals
and corporations, including the ‘Benedict Arnold Billionaires’ who have
expatriated from the United States in order to reduce or eliminate their tax
With explosive investigative revelations and the authority of the Center for Public
Integrity behind it, The Cheating of America will further educate all those who ‘pay
their fair share’ while the financial elite dodge their responsibility to society.
Sure to enlighten and outrage, The Cheating of America is a must-read for every
The Catbird says, “The chapter entitled ‘Sweet Charity’ exposes some of
Kamehameha Schools / Bishop Estate’s outrageous efforts to cheat the IRS as
well as the Trust beneficiaries, beginning with the Trustees’ study to remove their
headquarters from Hawaii to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South
Dakota. Ver-r-r-y interesting!”
Bill Moyers says, “The Center for Public Integrity has rescued investigative
journalism from the margins and showed us how important this ind of reporting is
to the health of democracy.”
Diane Sawyer says, “The Center for Public Integrity is the real thing– groups of
dedicated people who remember that journalism is about grit and guts and
stamina and razor-sharp instincts. They are, thank heaven, here to stay.”
Molly Evans says, “Even for those of us who for years have been collecting
examples of how legalized bribery works, Lewis & Co. have come up with some
fresh and truly outrageous stuff. Some of it is so bad, it’s funny.”
THE CHINA THREAT: HOW THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC TARGETS AMERICA,
by Bill Gertz
Amazon #1 Best Seller.
The publisher, Alex Novak, says: “Bill Gertz has written the definitive book on
China’s threat to the United States. Highlights include: Espionage, how the
People’s Republic has infiltrated our government, our political system, and even
our military to obtain sensitive material ... Economic Warfare, how the PRC
subsidizes its industry and exploits its labor force to damage western industries
and economies . . . Diplomatic Treachery, how PRC emissaries will say or do
anything to gain advantage in matters of trade or state . . .
COMPROMISED: CLINTON, BUSH AND THE CIA, by Terry Reed and John
The first documented expose of Bill Clinton’s involvement in illegal government
activity includes alleged evidence that George Bush was lying when he said he
was “out of the loop” regarding Iran-Contra activities.
A shocking, well-documented, first-hand account about the drug-smuggling and
money-laundering activities of Clinton, Bush and the CIA.
THE CONSPIRATORS: SECRETS OF AN IRAN-CONTRA INSIDER, by Al
From the Publisher: What if a criminal cabal, a white-collar crime syndicate,
took over the US Government?
Al Martin’s book is the true story of how it happened, a shocking expose’ of
unbelievable proportions, an uncensored look at what really goes on in the back
rooms of criminal power politics.
Al Martin explains the interaction of criminal corporate and government networks.
He tells the facts and names names, which no one has dared write or publish
before. It’s a real story of true conspiracy.
“The Conspirators” is the hidden history of government fraud and corruption. Al
Martin’s eye-witness account includes details of first-hand knowledge of US
Government sanctioned narcotics trafficking, illicit weapons deals and an
epidemic of fraud – corporate securities fraud, real estate fraud, banking fraud
and insurance fraud. Because of these criminal-government schemes, losses for
taxpayers are in the hundreds of billions of dollars. And the losses are still
AL MARTIN, a retired US Navy Lt. Commander and former officer in the Office of
Naval Intelligence, is America’s foremost whistle-blower on government fraud and
corruption. He lives at an undisclosed location, since the criminals named in “The
Conspirators” have been returned to national power and prominence.
Uri Dowbenko says in the Introduction: Al Martin is the man who knows too
much. About US Government fraud at the highest levels. About Iran Contra.
And about the conspirators who continue their dirty work.
He is a self-described fourth level player, just below George and Jeb Bush, and
he has first-hand knowledge of the dirty deals and scams that never stopped.
And why is this story still important? Because these frauds are ongoing (they just
roll them over) and they continue to cost taxpayers billions of dollars a year.
In the past, Lt. Cmdr. Al Martin, US Navy (Ret) has testified before Congress for
the Kerry Committee and the Alexander Committee, which investigated the illegal
operations of the so-called Iran-Contra Affair.
The book you are about to read is an astonishing true crime story that has been
too hot for prime time. In fact, Al Martin’s story is an unprecedented expose’ of
high-level government crimes, cover-ups and scandals. . . .
The Catbird says: READ THIS BOOK! Then, LEND IT TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS
TO READ! Then, when it’s returned, READ IT AGAIN!
THE CONSPIRATORS’ HIERARCHY: THE STORY OF THE COMMITTEE OF
300, by Dr. John Coleman
CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH? Dr. Coleman, who worked for British
Intelligence, has expertly torn and laid aside the curtain of secrecy that has
hidden the world’s dirtiest financial and political corruption for decades.
This is the book that first opened the Catbird’s eyes.
READ THIS BOOK . . . and you’ll begin to see behind the mindless tripe you’re
fed daily on network television and in the newspapers. By the author of
Diplomacy by Deception. Highly recommended!
You will probably find it difficult to find this book in regular bookstores. To
purchase any of Dr. Coleman's books, his 40 page news magazine World in
Review (the only political, science and economic news magazine that carries no
advertisements) or any of his monographs, please call the following toll free
telephone number: 1-800-942-0821.
(NOTE: the enhanced and updated 4th edition of "Conspirators' Hierarchy: The
Story of the Committee of 300" is only available directly from Dr. Coleman)
CORPORATE PREDATORS: THE HUNT FOR MEGA-PROFITS AND THE
ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY, by Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, with an
Introduction by Ralph Nader
Of the world’s largest 100 economies ... 51 are corporations, not countries. As
the most powerful institution of our time, the multinational corporation dominates
not only global economics, but politics and culture as well. But the mechanisms
of corporate control and the details of corporate abuses have remained largely
hidden from public perception— until now.
Investigative journalists Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman critique
corporate power from a human perspective. While mainstream media cheerfully
laud big business’s record profits, these journalists ask the real questions—
Where is the profit coming from? When working Americans’ incomes have
dropped dramatically since 1980 -- while salaries of corporate CEO’s have risen
500 percent in the same period -- is the economy really booming?
CUTTING CORPORATE WELFARE, by Ralph Nader
While the U.S. continues to experience unprecedented cuts in social service
programs and millions of Americans go without health insurance, corporations
reap vast sums of taxpayer money through “corporate welfare” — subsidies,
bailouts, giveaways, and loopholes. Ralph Nader explains the history and extent
of this troubling phenomenon and offers strategies for stopping it.
THE DAISY CHAIN: HOW BORROWED BILLIONS SANK A TEXAS S&L, by
How did this country allow $250 billion to be stolen, squandered and finally
sucked down the drain in a scandal that Newsweek has called “the biggest
financial mess in U.S. history? The definitive answer lies in James O’Shea’s
prize-winning account of how the cleanest little savings & loan in Texas became
the government’s black hole – once Big Bad Don Dixon rode into town.
Congressman Jim Leach says, “Like Upton Sinclair’s THE JUNGLE, James
O’Shea’s THE DAISY CHAIN is more than a case study of an industry; it is a
chronicle of financial wilding, a manifesto for political reform.”
DAVIDIAN MASSACRE: DISTURBING QUESTIONS ABOUT WACO WHICH
MUST BE ANSWERED, by Carol Moore
An insightful and chilling account of what “really” happened to the Branch
Davidians in Waco, Texas.
THE DEATH OF OUTRAGE, by William J. Bennett
John J. Miller says: “The Death of Outrage” urges the American public— which
initially displayed not much more than a collective shrug— to take issue with the
president’s private and public conduct. Clinton should be judged by more than
the state of the economy, implores Bennett. The commander in chief sets the
moral tone of the nation; a reckless personal life and repeated lying from the bully
pulpit call for a heavy sanction. ... In each chapter, Bennet lays out the rhetorical
defenses made on Clinton’s behalf ... and picks them apart.
DEN OF THIEVES by James B. Stewart
A #1 bestseller, “Den of Thieves” tells the full story of the insider-trading scandal
that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the chase that
finally brought some of them to justice. Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart
shows how four of the biggest names on Wall Street – Michael Milken, Ivan
Boesky, Martin Siegel and Dennis Levine – created the greatest insider-trading
ring in financial history and almost walked away with billions.
DERAILING DEMOCRACY: THE AMERICA THE MEDIA DON’T WANT YOU
TO SEE, by David McGowan
William Blum says: “The greatest book of the year.”
Michael Parenti says: “A shocking revelation, a rich treasure of taboo information
and criticism about the undemocratic repression, militarism and aggression
perpetrated by U.S. elites at home and abroad. Every American should read
DIPLOMACY BY DECEPTION, by Dr. John Coleman
True and accurate account of the treasonous conduct by the British and
American governments. An account of how their citizens are deceived by policies
provoking actions that are totally detrimental to the well being of their citizens.
Thoroughly researched by a former British Intelligence agent, the book provides
previously unpublished information on the Gulf War and the Bolshevik Revolution.
The chapter on covert actions throws new light on the murder of Martin Luther
King, the attempted murder of Pope John Paul and other notables marked for
elimination. By the author of The Conspirators’ Hierarchy.
To purchase any of Dr. Coleman's books, his 40 page news magazine World in
Review (the only political, science and economic news magazine that carries no
advertisements) or any of his monographs, please call this toll free telephone
DISAVOW, by Rodney Stich
The British Broadcasting Corporation says: “Extraordinary story ... the kingpin
of CIA operations in the Pacific.”
Michael Levine, Attorney for Ronald Rewald, says: “Years from now, when all
the so-called secret documents are no longer secret, you will find it was Ronald
Rewald who was telling the truth and not the government.”
DISNEY: THE MOUSE BETRAYED, by Peter Schweizer
The author states: “This is a work of journalism, not opinion. We interviewed
hundreds of current and former Disney employees, law enforcement officials, and
reviewed hundreds of documents (many of which are reprinted in the book) to
produce this work. ... All of our sources appear on the record.”
Steven Fantina says: “While much hoopla has been made over the past ten
years regarding the Walt Disney Company’s departure from everything its
founder embodied, few exposes have probed as deeply or turned up a fraction as
much dirt as this work offers. In fact, the Schweizers explore some new territory
in their frontal assault on what may be America’s most dishonest company.”. . .
THE DRAGON SYNDICATES: THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON OF THE
TRIADS, by Martin Booth
Book Description: What began more than 2,000 years ago in China has
culminated, according to UN sources, in the greatest potential criminal threat the
world has ever known. From San Francisco to Amsterdam to Bangkok to
Johannesburg, the Chinese Triads today engage in extortion, gambling,
international prostitution, illegal immigrant smuggling, money laundering, fraud,
corruption, arms, and narcotics. . . .
Thomas Yan Ong says: “An in-depth study of the Triads. . . . Some of the
information in the book really took me by surprise because it seem too unreal to
be true. Information on Chiang Kai Shek, Philippine President Marcos, pirated
Chinese CDs, the Yakuza, and The Society of God Worshipers really surprised
me. . . .”
DRUGGING AMERICA: A TROJAN HORSE, by Rodney Stich
Bjorn Viberg says: “The author is a former pilot who became an air carrier
operations inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration in 1962. During his
tenure with the FAA he became aware of government corruption with regard to air
safety as well as the drug trade, and he’s been sounding alerts to an unwitting
public ever since by writing books and making guest appearances on radio and
television. . . .”
DRUG LORD: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A MEXICAN KINGPIN, by Terrence
During the last years of his violent life, Pablo Acosta smuggled a staggering 60
tons of cocaine a year into the U.S.— one third of the total U.S. consumption.
Drug Lord is an extraordinary inside look at how drug trafficking really works in
ENDGAME: SOLVING THE IRAQ CRISIS, by Scott Ritter
Ingram says: Scott Ritter – the U.N. weapons inspector whose
resignation...prompted an international outcry – proposes a bold and innovative
solution to the ongoing crisis in Iraq.
Catbird says: This is the book the media tried to belittle and the Pentagon tried to
ban. That must mean there’s a lot of truth in it!
FEELING YOUR PAIN: THE EXPLOSION AND ABUSE OF GOVERNMENT
POWER IN THE CLINTON-GORE YEARS, by James Bovard
Wall Street Journal says: “Feeling Your Pain” is filled with horror stories, but
they are spun so engagingly that readers may feel pleasure even as they grit their
teeth in rage.”
F.I.A.S.C.O.: THE INSIDE STORY OF A WALL STREET TRADER, by Frank
This is the shocking story of one man’s education in the jungles of Wall Street.
As a young derivatives salesman at Morgan Stanley, Frank Partnoy learned to
buy and sell billions of dollars worth of securities that were so complex many
traders themselves didn’t understand them. F.I.A.S.C.O. is the first book to take
on the derivatives trading industry— the most highly charged and risky sector of
the stock market. More importantly, it is a blistering indictment of the largely
unregulated market in derivatives and serves as a warning to unwary investors
about real fiascos, which have cost billions of dollars to employee pension funds,
mutual funds, insurance companies and other institutional investors.
FORBIDDEN TRUTH: U.S.-TALIBAN SECRET OIL DIPLOMACY AND THE
FAILED HUNT FOR BIN LADEN, by Jean-Charles Brisard & Guillaume Dasquié,
Translated by Lucy Rounds.
From the back cover: “Was America involved in SECRET DISCUSSIONS with
the Taliban that involved the Taliban betraying Osama bin Laden? Did America
threaten to bomb the Taliban during these negotiations, saying ‘Either you accept
our carpet of gold, or we’ll carpet you with bombs!’? Have close ties with Saudi
Arabia’s petro-dictatorship compromised America’s attempts to combat bin Laden
and the al Qaeda network? Here at last ... is the explosive international
bestseller that so outraged the bin Laden family that a judge banned it in
Switzerland, where one of bin Laden’s brothers lives.... The result of three years
of investigation by a leading French investigative journalist and an intellegence
expert, Forbidden Truth is the untold story of Clinton and Bush administration
attempts to stabilize Afghanistan and make it safe for U.S. energy companies to
build a pipeline ther. In particular, it details the secret diplomacy between the
Bush administration and the Taliban from February to August 2001 – talks that
ultimately led the U.S. to make threats that may have helped stoke the horrifying
attacks on New York and Washington on September 11, 2001.
FREEDOM IN CHAINS: THE RISE OF THE STATE AND THE DEMISE OF THE
CITIZEN, by James Bovard
Bryan Carey says: “Government Abuse of Power. James Bovard explains,
point blank, how the U.S. government has grown into an uncontrollable monster,
negatively impacting each and every one of us, and taking away many basic
rights that were once taken for granted.”
GLOBAL DREAMS: IMPERIAL CORPORATIONS AND THE NEW WORLD
ORDER, by Richard Barnet
From Booklist: “A sobering, well-researched, elegantly written “think tank in print”
about what globalization truly means. Unfortunately, corporations and their
executives ... will most likely not heed the author’s gentle warnings. For, after all,
the rush of big business and governments to garner international impact is, at its
core, unresponsive to the needs of humanity ... What will happen when, for
example, jobs continue to disappear and infrastructures to crumble.”
HELL TO PAY: THE UNFOLDING STORY OF HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON,
by Barbara Olson
Richard Delaney says: “The author does a masterful fob of pointing out how the
Clintons gather their forces and develop strategy to overcome all the misdeeds
they have been involved in, until the public ends up forgetting about it or
downplaying it. In addition, she convincingly points out how Hillary, as the
architect of most of the manipulations, will use every issue, minority group, or
organization to obtain power even though caring little for them. Every potential
voter in New York should read this before November 2000.
THE HILLARY TRAP: LOOKING FOR POWER IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES,
by Laura Ingraham
James Dixon says: “At first I was skeptical about the publication of yet another
book about Mrs. Clinton, but The Hillary Trap has something for everyone who is
curious about the never-ending allure of the Clintons. Ingraham moves the
debate about Hillary beyond scandal rehash to a serious and pithy dissection of
Hillary’s political agenda— along with her personal/power-hungry decision to
stand by The First Cheat. . . .”
HIROSHIMA IN AMERICA: FIFTY YEARS OF DENIAL, by Robert Jay Lifton and
Thomas Powers says: “Hiroshima has been a half-healed wound to the
American conscience for fifty years. This painful and important subject has never
been considered as carefully, as fairly, or as deeply as it is now, in Robert Jay
Lifton and Greg Mitchell’s Hiroshima in America.”
Kurt Vonnegut says: “Hiroshima in America demonstrates that we can be a
nation and a technology without a conscience. As someone said long ago:
‘Conscience does make cowards of us all.’”
HOW I ACCIDENTLY JOINED THE VAST RIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY: (AND
FOUND INNER PEACE), by Harry Stein
Steven Fantina says: “Why (Stein) considers himself part of the vast right wing
conspiracy ... is that he believes strongly in integrity, personal responsibility,
fidelity, honor, patriotism, and a host of other virtues guaranteed to earn the
disdain of Clitonites. ... While Clintonism is a recurring theme, this is a far more
encompassing autobiography detailing Stein’s transformation from Communist
sympathizer to a moderate American who leans conservative many times and
liberal at others. . . .
IF THE GODS HAD MEANT US TO VOTE, THEY’D HAVE GIVEN US
CANDIDATES, by Jim Hightower
Molly Ivans says: “What a joy this boy is! If, like most of us, you’re wanting to
look beyond the political drivel of Election 2000, then this is far and away the
most fun, most honest, and most important book you can read.”
Warren Beatty says: “Most of what we have is chamomile. Jim Hightower is
caffeine. Read his book.”
Arianna Huffington says: “A literary Molotov cocktail hurled at a perched and
splintered political system that no longer works. The book reminds us that
Washington’s worst nightmare is an active citizenary. Clearly, the Gods meant to
incite and inspire us. They’ve given us Jim Hightower.”
J. Higgins says: “A Great, Great Book. Hightower is a stinkin’ genius. This book
is a must-read during this vacuous media-spectacle of an election year that we’re
all suffering through. He exposes the political big shots and boneheads for what
they are, and tops it all off with encouraging stories about real folks at the
grassroots who are working to take back our democracy. Power to the people!”
IN GOOD FAITH: The Inside Story of Prudential-Bache’s Multibillion-Dollar
Scandal That Defrauded Thousands of Investors and Fractured the Rock, by
From the jacket: The Prudential: the very symbol of integrity to the generations
of Americans who wished to make sure that their loved ones were provided for.
This book, the first full account of the largest scandal ever to rock the financial
world, will shake that confidence to its core....In this carefully researched and
fascinating exposé, an award-winning financial journalist explores the full
dimensions of this scandal that has brought devastation to countless investors....
In Good Faith is required reading for anyone who wants to understand the full
scope of this scandal that has threatened to bring down one of the world’s
THE INFORMANT: A TRUE STORY, by Kurt Eichenwald
Francis J. McInerney says: “Fiction? You will wish it were so. I read
hundreds of books a year, and this work is one of the best I have read in 2000.
Kurt Eichenwald deserves an award for getting it through the attorneys and then
to publication. ... This book involves a company that many will not recognize. It is
about the people who have appointed their company “Supermarket to the World”.
Now that level of arrogance just begs the question of who are these people, and
how do they operate? . . . Archer Daniels Midland is responsible for many of
those ingredients you will find on the label of what you consume...”
Helen Holmes says: “A book you won’t put down! . . . Breathtaking story and
stupendous writing make it the winner it is.”
Greg Falzon says: “Can’t wait to see the movie! . . . After all the novels about
corporate espionage written over the years, this is one of the finest ‘true stories’
of corruption I’ve ever read. Kurt Eichenwald tells a chilling story of corporate
greed and conspiracy that rivals any Grisham novel . . . I guarantee you won’t
want to put this one down!
LAND AND POWER IN HAWAII, by George Cooper and Gavan Daws
The Maui News says: “The closest thing there is to a definitive text on politics in
modern Hawaii . . . This will be a valuable source for the long term observer and
a necessity for newcomers wanting to understand local politics.”
East West says: “The most important book published in Hawaii within recent
THE LAUNDRYMEN: INSIDE MONEY LAUNDERING, THE WORLD’S THIRD
LARGEST BUSINESS, by Jeffrey Robinson
The world is awash in dirty money, as much as $500 billion each year. Most
comes from drugs. Who’s laundering it? Bankers, lawyers, accountants, and
money managers— from Wall Street to Main Street. The Laundrymen shows
how money laundering corrupts the global financial system and keeps drugs on
The Philadelphia Inquirer says: “Oliver Stone should read this book. It has all
the ingredients needed for a great crime-horror movie. More to the point, it
should be read by anyone who wants to learn why the world is in such sorry
USA Today says: “In providing a clear, precise explanation and history of money
laundering, veteran business author Jeffrey Robinson has written what nearly
amounts to a textbook on the transformation of ill-gotten gains into seemingly
LEGACY OF LUNA: THE STORY OF A TREE, A WOMAN, AND THE
STRUGGLE TO SAVE THE REDWOODS, by Julia Butterfly Hill
A young woman named Julia Butterfly Hill climbed a 200-foot redwood in
December 1997. She didn’t come down for 738 days. The tree, dubbed Luna,
grows in the coastal hill of Northern California, on land owned by the Maxxam
Corporation. In 1985, Maxxam acquired the previous landlord, Pacific Lumber,
then proceeded to “liquidate its assets” to pay off the debt— in other words, clear-cut the old-growth redwood forest. When Hill arrived on the scene after traveling
cross-country on a whim, loggers were preparing to clear-cut the hillside where
Luna had been growing for 1,000 years. The Legacy of Luna, part diary, part
treatise, and part New Age spiritual journey, is the story of Julia Butterfly Hill’s
two-year arboreal odyssey.
Joan Baez says: “Visiting Julia Butterfly was one of the most remarkable
experiences of my life.”
Patch Adams, M.D. says: “Julia gives such special shine to the word ‘possible.’ I
think better and with sweeter resolve knowing such as she dances in the trees. ...
Julia answers the question: ‘Can one person make a difference?’ ... Here are
some recipes for the human community to inspire anyone to action towards
peace and justice.”
Steven Prussack says: “An Amazing Woman ... An Amazing Story ... Great
Book! Julia Butterfly’s book is a must read to any activist or person who believes
that they cannot make a difference in shining the positive light in a negative
world. She is so inspiring ... I can’t wait to share this book w/ my family and
friends. ... She is such a visual and creative writer. . . .
Laura Arana says: “I’ve always heard people say, ‘I loved this book so much, I
couldn’t put it down,’ but I’ve never had that experience. That is, until I picked up
Luna. I was up until 3 am finishing it, because I had to know what happened.
And because I felt so entranced by this woman and her story, I didn’t want it to
end. ... Now, I’ve loaned my copy out to a friend, because this story shines— it
will warm the coldest of hearts, and soften the hardest of souls. ... This is one of
those special, sparkling books that truly will make the world a kinder place.
Please read it.
Tom Danaher says: “Julia writes with tremendous clarity of the personal
transformation required to move beyond social and planetary destruction as an
acceptable way to pay off the junk bond debts of corporate raiders. She wrote
most of this book while in Luna, and it shows in her complete focus. A fast,
harrowing, rewarding read.
LOOTING AMERICA: GREED, CORRUPTION, VILLAINS, AND VICTIMS, by
Stephen Rossoff, Henry Pontell, and Robert Tillman
Fortune Magazine says: “A disturbing, fury-igniting story, and one every citizen-share-holder should read. Looting America is an outstanding book.”
Arianna Huffington says: “...highly readable and witty... An authoritative account
of the white-collar crime problem in the U.S.”
LOST GENERATIONS: A BOY, A SCHOOL, A PRINCESS, by J. Arthur Rath
University of Hawaii Press says: "Lost Generations, a boy, a school, a
princess", provides surprising revelations on the trustees and the 'Bishop Estate
Scandal' which made headlines daily during the mid-1990s. A chapter "Bobby
Harmon Loses His Job" reveals what happened to a "whistle blower" who was the
first person to publically identify financial schemes others wanted hidden. Some
of the chapters are titled: "Why Can't The Trustees Behave? ; Letting the Genie
Out of the Bottle; Personal Profiteering; Influence Peddling; Trustees the Nail,
IRS the Hammer." Book is listed on the internet by amazon.com; Walden Books,
Borders Books, Barnes & Noble, and University of Hawaii Press. Kamehameha
Schools is contesting court decisions on its admission policies. The book urges
helping "lost generations" of Hawaiians in other ways and not excluding those
who can't meet the schools rigid "college prep" admissions standards.
Bob Krauss, Honolulu Advertiser columnist says: “Now that Thanksgiving is pau
and you are working on your Christmas list, I have the right gift for your literate
husband, wife, uncle, aunt, friend, boss, cleaning woman, handyman or minister.
A book has just come out called "Lost Generations: A Boy, A School, A Princess"
by J. Arthur Rath that gives you all the dirt that's fit to print about the fall of the
Bishop Estate trustees ... The last half of the book contains many more inside
revelations about how the powerful, secretive Bishop Estate back-scratching club
came unraveled. To read today what they got away with then seems incredible.
But, as Rath explains, the Bishop Estate was so sacrosanct that nobody dared
criticize until Nona Beamer started the ball rolling. One marvelous service this
book performs is to document the contribution of former trustee Oswald "Oz"
Stender. He's the real hero in this story, the person who blew the whistle to save
the estate. Stender provided Rath, a fellow student at Kamehameha, with the
details that make the last half of the book hard to put down.”
Jerome Klena, Honolulu Weekly, says: J. Arthur Rath’s Lost Generations is
simultaneously a journey of self-discovery, a history of the Hawaiian Islands and
an indictment of the political malfeasance exhibited by the Bishop Estate trustees
who, according to Rath, ultimately failed to honor the wishes of Princess Bernice
Pauahi Bishop’s desire to create an institution that would educate Hawaiian
children. Rath spent most of his early childhood being shuffled among foster
homes and the homes of relatives and family friends while his mother struggled to
earn a living. By the 6th grade he had gone through five schools in two states and
on two islands. He had witnessed first hand the effects of the depression on the
Mainland and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. However, in 1944 his life was
changed. That is the year he entered the Kamehameha School for Boys, an
institution established for the purpose of providing education to disadvantaged
children of native ancestry. The school provided five years of much-needed
stability for Rath and became his only real boyhood home. Kamehameha
enabled Rath, and many other children, to turn their lives around. In the 1990s
Rath’s former classmate Oswald Stender united Kamehameha alumni to take on
the corruption of the Bishop Estate trustees responsible for overseeing the
school. According to some, estate trustees grossly mismanaged the estate’s
large financial holdings and abandoned the school’s mandate to educate
Hawaiian children. The Bishop Estate Scandal galvanized the Hawaiian
community in the 1990s. This is the story of a fight to save a school, and in doing
so, to rescue the children of the “lost generations.” Told in the engaging talk story
style of the islands, the book can be read selectively or as a whole. It is meant to
engender courteous listening, and invoke the ho’oponopono, or healing power, of
the Hawaiian people.
LOST RIGHTS: THE DESTRUCTION OF AMERICAN LIBERTY, by James
The Wall Street Journal says: “Remarkable...Mr. Bovard’s unrivaled research
has resulted in a virtual encyclopedia of modern government abuse.”
Greg Shoom says: “A great but frightening book. The United States of America
is the greatest country in human history because it is the only nation ever
founded on the noblest political principle possible: the principle of inalienable
individual rights. But today this principle is undergoing an all-out assault by the
enemies of liberty, and the U.S. is being destroyed in the process. This book
presents, in terrifying detail, just how far the destruction of American liberties has
gone. . . .
THE MERGER: THE CONGLOMERATION OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZED
CRIME, by Jeffrey Robinson
Dennis Tonnozzi says: “An Outstanding Book. . . . I found ‘The Merger’ to be
an outstanding book, easy to read and filled with unforgettable characters. ... I
never realized just how dangerous the world has become, and how dangerous
the future will be, unless we do something soon. Highly recommended for
anyone who wants to know the truth behind the headlines!”
Alan Train says: “Truly frightening! I loved ‘The Laundrymen’ and couldn’t wait
to see this. But whereas ‘The Laundrymen’ worried me, this is truly frightening.
Robinson isn’t talking about some monolithic international crime syndicate, the
picture he paints is of ruthless, professional opportunists who understand that big
business today must think global. And these opportunities run very big
businesses. ‘The Merger’ is the single best book I’ve ever read on transnational
organized crime, and should serve as a warning to all of us that the war on crime
is, like the business of crime, global.”
MERRILL LYNCH: THE COST COULD BE FATAL, by Keith Schooley
Stephen Jones says: “Merrill Lynch is ‘every man’s broker’ Its reputation has, for
the most part, been favorable, and it is the broker of Main Street, not Wall Street.
Keith’s story, however, sheds an entirely different light on what occurred and may
offer an entirely different explantaion for Merrill Lynch’s success.... Keith’s
experiences set forth dramatically everything that is wrong, unwise, and indeed
unhealthy and unfair, about arbitration proceedings.”
THE MONEY MEN: THE REAL STORY OF FUND-RAISING’S INFLUENCE ON
POLITICAL POWER IN AMERICA, by Jeffrey H. Birnbaum
Jon Davidson says: “A must-read for those wanting to understand campaign
finance. Having been active in politics and political campaigns for 10+ years now,
and staying current with the news of the day, I thought I had a pretty good
working knowledge of the campaign finance issue. That is, until I read Mr.
Birnbaums’ excellent book, “The Money Men”. I found out just how lacking in
knowledge I was on this issue.”
Bill Press says: “Follow the money! Jeffrey Birnbaum not only documents how
money corrupts politics an politicians, he tells us how to fix it. If you love
democracy and want to save it, read this book.”
Senator John McCain says: “In The Money Men, Jeffrey Dirnbaum offers an
informed and highly readable critique of how pervasively political fund-raising
affects the practice of democracy in America.”
Senator Bill Bradley says: “Because of the dominant role of money in politics
today, Americans feel our democracy is not working for the majority.
Consequently, campaign contributions are up, but voter participation is at
historically low levels. Before we can engage in true democratic reform— and
restore trust in our democracy— Americans must know more about how our
system works, and Jeffrey Birnbaum’s ‘The Money Men’ will be thought-provoking
THE MONEY AND THE POWER: THE MAKING OF LAS VEGAS AND ITS
HOLD ON AMERICA, by Sally Denton, Roger Morris
Amazon.com says: "There is no place like it. It is literally a beacon of
Civilization.... Only Mecca inspires as many pilgrims." So write Sally Denton and
Roger Morris about Las Vegas, Nevada, which emerged in the last years of the
20th century as America's fastest-growing city, and in the process, a family-entertainment and cultural center.
“But underlying that Las Vegas--and underlying the authors' fine narrative--is an
older, decidedly less friendly city, one shaped by an "alliance of gamblers,
gangsters, and government" to cater to every kind of human weakness. This Las
Vegas, populated by notorious criminals, dangerous eccentrics, and ambitious
empire-builders, exercised an extraordinary influence on the nation's politics and
economy. Few presidents elected in the last century did not come calling on the
desert city to secure funds and favors, even as Las Vegas's thriving economy
came under the control of a handful of powerful men.
“Full of strange episodes and characters, the history of Las Vegas is too little
known. Denton and Morris's revisionist, past-as-prologue look at how Las Vegas
came to be is a startling, original work that adds much to our understanding of
recent American history.” --Gregory McNamee
Publishers Weekly says: “This ambitious, jolting investigative history
simultaneously explores the "secret history" of Las Vegas malfeasance and the
expansion of the city's ethos of greed and artifice into a wholesale American
model. Married co-authors Denton (The Bluegrass Conspiracy) and Morris
(Partners in Power) offer an expansive, finely detailed, slightly convoluted cultural
narrative, beginning with concise biographies of key figures (mobsters Meyer
Lansky and Bugsy Siegel, news tycoon Hank Greenspun,...)”
NO CONTEST: CORPORATE LAWYERS AND THE PERVERSION OF
JUSTICE IN AMERICA, by Ralph Nader and Wesley Smith
The legal rights of Americans are threatened as never before. In No Contest,
Nader and Smith reveal how power lawyers misuse and manipulate the law at the
expense of fairness and equity.
Gloria Steinem says: “By exposing the role of power lawyers and international
law firms as the amoral nerve center of everything from the savings-and-loan rip-off to the shadow government of multinational corporations, Ralph Nader and
Wesley Smith have given us the good research and deep outrage we need to
create social change. I hope this book is read in every law school and by every
ON THE MAKE: THE RISE OF BILL CLINTON, by Meredith Oakley
A biography of President Clinton written by a political reporter for the Arkansas
Democrat-Gazette who has been chronicling Clinton’s political rise for the last 13
THE O’REILLY FACTOR: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE COMPLETELY
RIDICULOUS IN AMERICAN LIFE, by Bill O’Reilly
The best-selling, hard-hitting and no-holds-barred broadside from the anchorman
of the Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor— what’s good about America,
what’s bad, and what’s completely ridiculous.
Jim from Wayne, NJ says: “Mr. O’Reilly has outdone himself with this book. He
writes with a clarity and genuine style that speaks to the soul of every American.
He makes sense out of mayhem and provides the reader with facts and
applicable solutions. Mr. O’Reilly stresses sensibility and personal responsibility
in this wonderful book. It’s a must read for anyone willing and wishing to expand
and embrace the American experience. . . .
THE OTHER SIDE OF DECEPTION: A ROGUE AGENT EXPOSES THE
MOSSAD’S SECRET AGENDA, by Victor Ostrovsky
From the jacket: “The truth about the death of Robert Maxwell and the story
behind the near assassination of George Bush are just two of the revelations
contained in this headline-making account of one man’s journey into the dark
heart of the Mossad. . . .
“In 1990 Victor Ostrovsky, a former Mossad agent, became an international
celebrity when the state of Israel attempted to ban his first account of Mossad
misdeeds, By Way of Deception. Few who watched that book soar to the top of
the New York Times best-seller list anticipated that an even more shocking story
remained to be written. . . .
“Frighteningly, the activities pursued by right-wing factions within the agency
constitute a massive abuse of power that has had global consequences. They
>> undermining the Arab-Israeli peace process through counterfeiting,
assassination, and support of religious radicals
>> facilitating lethal biological experiments on Palestinians and Soweto blacks
>> killing an Israeli general. a leading German politician, a Canadian scientist,
and a Kuwaiti journalist
>> using “disinformation” to trigger American combat strikes against Israel’s
>> and much, much more . . . “
On illegal human experimentation. . .
“During the time prisoners were taken to a holding facility in Nes Siyyona. . . . It
was an ABC (atomic, bacteriological, chemical) warfare laboratory. It was where
our top epidemiological scientists were developing various doomsday machines. .
. . [The Palestinians were used as] guinea pigs. . . . The scientists could make
sure the weapons they were developing worked ... and make them more
On the planned assassination of George Bush . . .
“In an effort to bring the right-wing government of Israel to the negotiating table,
Bush had put a freeze on all loan guarantees. . . . Upon making that decision, he
was regarded as the greatest enemy of the state of Israel. . . . A certain right-wing
clique in the Mossad picked the Madrid peace talks as its staging ground. . . .
Three Palestinian extremists were taken by a Kidon unit from their hiding place in
Beirut. . . . [My controller] called me on Tuesday, October 1. ‘They’re out to kill
Bush,’ he said.”
OUT OF ORDER: ARROGANCE, CORRUPTION, AND INCOMPETENCE ON
THE BENCH, by Max Boot
Philip K. Howard, author of The Death of Common Sense, says: “Max Boot’s
Out of Order shines a brilliant but harsh light on the judges who run America’s
courts, and explains why Americans are fearful of our system of justice. Filled
with stories that will make your blood boil, Out of Order is a wake-up call to
Americans to reform the way we select judges, define judicial responsibilities, and
hold judges accountable.
THE OUTLAW BANK: A WILD RIDE INTO THE SECRET HEART OF BCCI, by
Jonathan Beaty & S.C. Gwynne
“It started the way an investigative story should start: in San Francisco’s
Chinatown on a fogbound winter night, in the candlelight and shadow of the
Empress of China Restaurant. . . . This was early February 1991. Operation
Desert Storm was in full cry and the world’s attention was riveted on Baghdad
and Kuwait City. Not much else was going on, and in the news business the war
was the only game in town. Beaty was tracking weapons-related technology
sales to Saddam Hussein, and he had momentarily forgotten that he didn’t
believe in coincidence....”
From the jacket: “...Time correspondents Jonathan Beaty and S.C. Gwynne didn’t
just report on the BCCI story: from the first tip, they became players in a game of
journalistic three-dimensional chess – full of murky leads and shady sources who
often were not what they seemed. Through their fast-paced, firsthand account,
we are there as Beaty and Gwynne arrange back-channel rendezvous; find a way
around government stonewalling; and slowly begin to trace the web of kickbacks,
corruption, and cover-ups that spanned three U.S. administrations and ensnared
politicians and business figures around the world.
“The Outlaw Bank shows how the BCCI was more than a bank with a portfolio of
bad loans and nasty clients like Manuel Noriega and the Medellin cartel. With
offices and agents in every corner of the world, the BCCI had become a
clearinghouse for almost anything: political bribes, untraceable cash, guns, tanks
– even nuclear weapons. . . .
“The authors explain why top White House figures in the last two administrations
knew about the BCCI’s criminal activities yet remained silent as the bank built an
empire to service drug dealers.
“The Outlaw Bank is also the first book to go inside the BCCI’s “Black
Network,” a shadowy organization that handled the bank’s most sensitive
transactions, including arms sales to Iraq, Syria, and other bellicose nations;
stolen military secrets; drug deals; and even terrorism. Beaty and Gwynne show
dramatically how the BCCI used the Black Network to export its special brand of
corruption to the most powerful circles in countries around the world.
“Brilliantly detailed and wonderfully readable, The Outlaw Bank is the most
authoritative account of one of the largest and most disturbing criminal
conspiracies in history. It is also a detective story crammed with spies,
mercenaries, and crooked bankers. . . .”
PANIC RULES: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL
ECONOMY, by Robin Hahnel
Noam Chomsky says: “For years, people have been asking what to read to
understand the global economy, its institutions, its crises, the reasons for the
particular forms it has taken and their effects— and what they can do about it. ...
Robin Hahnel has written that book.
Prof. G. Schneider says: “This is an excellent, easy-to-read, and compelling
account of the role international finance played in the Asian Financial Crisis.
Hahnel also demonstrates the deficiencies in the IMF response to the crisis.
Overall, a superb introduction to globalization, the destructive nature of
unregulated capital flows, and the irrationality and instability of the current global
PERPETUAL WAR FOR PERPETUAL PEACE, by Gore Vidal
Publishers Weekly says: “In this collection of essays, noted novelist and critic
Vidal turns his acerbic wit on the United States. Never shy about expressing his
opinion, Vidal questions U.S. assumptions regarding the Oklahoma City and
World Trade Center bombings: "That our ruling junta might have seriously
provoked McVeigh and Osama was never dealt with." . . . Vidal gleefully skewers
American capitalism and the role of the religious right in American politics at
every opportunity. Critics of American policy and American life, as well as those
prone to conspiracy theories, are likely to find a lot of fodder. . . Vidal's writing is
powerful and graceful.
Booklist says: Vidal couldn't find an English-language publisher for the first
essay in this collection, his response to September 11, until it became a best-seller in Italy. He argues that Osama bin Laden's attack on America pales in
comparison to the government's attack on American civil liberties since
September 11. Vidal views the unwinnable wars on terrorism and drugs as the
government's excuse to implement a police state, which he repeatedly compares
to Nazi Germany. With his trademark wit and imposing intellect, he attacks
everything about the Bush administration's response to 9/11, from the president's
characterization of terrorists as "evil" to the war in Afghanistan. . . .These essays
are held together by Vidal's belief that we must take the McVeighs and the bin
Ladens of the world seriously and not dismiss their actions as simply "evil." Vidal
fans will find everything they love here: these essays are witty, often convincing,
and pull no punches.
THE POWER GAME: HOW WASHINGTON WORKS, by Hedrick Smith
A Pulitzer Prize winner takes readers inside America’s power center to reveal
how the game of governing is played in Washington.
RATS IN THE GRAIN: THE DIRTY TRICKS AND TRIALS OF ARCHER
DANIELS MIDLAND, by James B Lieber
Amazon.com says: “Archer Daniels Midland— popularly known as ADM, the
‘Supermarket to the World’-- spends millions on ads during Sunday morning TV
talk shows and on public radio to burnish its popular image. But behind the
facade lies a vicious business eager to fix prices with its competitors and employ
prostitutes in corporate espionage, according to James B. Lieber’s muckraking
account, ‘Rats in the Grain.’ Lieber tells the story of why the FBI raided ADM’s
Illinois headquarters in 1995, as well as the events leading up to the raid and the
trial that resulted. . . .”
RED DRAGON RISING: COMMUNIST CHINA’S MILITARY THREAT TO
AMERICA, by Edward Timperlake, William C. Triplett II
Regnery Publishing says: “No regime poses a greater threat to global security
today than Communist China. Armed with the most modern weapons of mass
destruction— some stolen from America’s own defense labs— the Communist
Chinese government is a brutal, expansionist regime that has targeted America
and its democratic allies around the world. “
RED MAFIYA: HOW THE RUSSIAN MOB HAS INVADED AMERICA, by Robert
Amazon.com says: “Amid his efforts to expose the Russian mob, Robert
Friedman learned from the FBI that ‘the most brilliant and savage Russian mob
organization in the world’ had put a $100,000 price on his head. Reading ‘Red
Mafiya’ , it’s not hard to see why: this is a brave book about a troubling subject.
Friedman, a freelance journalist, describes the research behind it: ‘I ventured into
the Russians’ gaudy strip clubs in Miami Beach; paid surprise visits to their well-kept suburban homes in Denver; interviewed hit men and godfathers in an array
of federal lockups; and traveled halfway around the world trying to make sense of
their tangled criminal webs, which have ensnared everyone from titans of finance
and the heads of government to entire state security services.’ Their racket
involves heroin smuggling, weapons trafficking, mass extortion, and casino
operation, among other activities. . . .”
THE RIGHT THING, by Scott Waddle, Ken Abraham
From the Inside Flap: “I’ll kill you before I allow you to take the stand to testify
without immunity,” my lawyer Charlie Gittins railed. “On second thought, I won’t
have to – you’d be killing yourself!”...
“I have to, Charlie, I did it. Nine people are dead because of me.”
In the span of eight minutes on February 9, 2001, Navy Commander Scott
Waddle’s life was forever changed. He gave the order to perform an emergency
maneuver that inadvertently caused the nine-thousand-ton nuclear attack
submarine he commanded to rip up through the water and smash into the Ehime
Maru, a Japanese fishing boat....
From the cover: The UNTOLD STORY of the deadly collision of the nuclear
submarine USS Greeneville with a Japanese fishing vessel, and one man’s
courageous decision to do... THE RIGHT THING.
President George W. Bush says about Cmdr. Scott Waddle: “...This fine
American patriot is taking the heat... That says something about his character.”
The Catbird says: “If you want the story of Cmdr. Scott Waddle’s life, with photos
of the commander, his wife and his submarine; and, you want to know how the
tragedy destroyed his career and his peace of mind, this book may appeal to you.
If you want the real UNTOLD STORY about the ‘distinguished visitors’ program
that was the precursory cause of the sinking of the Ehime Maru, however, you
won’t find it here.
“Perhaps, that’s why President Bush called him an American patriot for taking
SAM SMITH’S GREAT AMERICAN POLITICAL REPAIR MANUAL: How to
Rebuild Our Country So the Politics Aren’t Broken and Politicians Aren’t
Fixed, by Sam Smith
Witty and profound, opinionated and informative, maverick journalist Sam Smith
has important things to say to politically disaffected Americans of all stripes.
THE SECRET LIFE OF BILL CLINTON: THE UNREPORTED STORIES, by
Cited by White House press secretary Mike McCurry as the origin of every major
Clinton scandal story, Ambrose Evans-Prichard has done more than any other
journalist to expose the truth about the Clintons.
Michael Reagan says, “He is the Woodward and Bernstein of the current era.”
R. Emmett Tyrrell says, “For the past decade one of the greatest journalists
covering America has been Ambrose Evans-Pritchard. No one has developed
wider contacts regarding the botches and scandals of American government. No
one has written more elegantly and intelligently.”
SELLOUT: THE INSIDE STORY OF PRESIDENT CLINTON’S IMPEACHMENT,
by David P. Schippers
Explosive new best-seller by the former Chief Investigative Counsel of the House
Regnery Publishing, Inc says, “Back door deals, behind the scenes. As a
former Chicago prosecutor, David Schippers thought he had seen everything-treachery, double crosses, sellouts. But what he saw behind the scenes at the
Clinton impeachment shocked him to his core. This is his story— the story from a
man who knows more than anyone else about what went on behind closed doors
leading up to the impeachment of President Clinton. David Shippers ... a loyal
Democrat, went against his party, the press, and public opinion to build a
powerful case against the most corrupt President in American history and bring
him to justice ... And he tells you who took the dives ...
STATE OF A UNION: INSIDE THE COMPLEX MARRIAGE OF BILL AND
HILLARY CLINTON, by Jerry Oppenheimer
The latest best-selling expose that’s getting a lot of attention because of Hillary’s
alleged racial slur. But that’s just a birdseed in a bushel. Read the book to get to
know the real Hillary and Bill lovebirds.
THE STRANGE DEATH OF VINCENT FOSTER: AN INVESTIGATION, by
Amazon.com says: “Ever since the night that deputy White House counselor
Vincent Foster was found dead in a Washington, D.C. park, conspiracy theories
about his death have abounded. Everyone from evangelist Jerry Falwell to talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has weighed in with his or her own version of events:
Foster was murdered; his body was moved; the investigation into his death
became a giant cover-up. Christopher Ruddy, a reporter for the Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review ... has entered the fray with The Strange Death of Vincent
As Ruddy goes over the evidence, it becomes increasingly clear that the initial
investigative work by the park police and the FBI was mishandled— evidence
was poorly collected and documented, the autopsy was hardly comprehensive,
and eyewitnesses accounts differed drastically. In addition, the role of White
House counsel Bernard Nussbaum in obstructing the police search of Foster’s
office and belongings was undoubtedly out of line. . . .”
William Sessions, Former Director of the F.B.I.: “Christopher Ruddy has
detailed a significant of facts and issues involving the death of Mr. Foster. His
work is serious and compelling. While enduring great criticism, he has
tenaciously argued a persuasive case that the American public has not been told
the complete facts of the case. . . .”
TAKE ON THE STREET: The Ultimate Insider Reveals the Hidden Costs and
Dangers of Investing on Wall Street, by Arthur Levitt Jr., Paula Dwyer
Publisher’s Synopsis: “Investors today are being fed lies and distortions, are
being exploited and neglected. In the wake of the last decade’s rush to invest by
millions of households and Wall Street’s obsession with short-term performance,
a culture of gamesmanship has grown among corporate management, financial
analysts, brokers, and fund managers, making it hard to tell financial fantasy from
reality, salesmanship from honest advice. In TAKE ON THE STREET, Arthur
Levitt--former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission--shows how
you can take matters into your own hands. . . .”
TAKE THE RICH OFF WELFARE: by Mark Zepezauer, Arthur Naiman
Amazon.com says: Thank God the U.S. government has begun to cut funding of
the arts, humanities, and social services ... but what are they going to do with all
that surplus cash? Although the popular media has been largely mum about it,
most of the welfare payments go to large corporations in the form of tax write-offs, subsidies, and plain old handouts. This frightening and enlightening book ...
traces the flow of money into such worthy projects as subsidizing nuclear power
plants (the last one was finished in 1973, but that doesn't stop the U.S.
government from spending $7.1 billion a year on this vapor industry), tax breaks
for the tobacco industry ($41 million last year), and corporate expense account
write-offs ($5.5 billion last year). Read it and weep.
Ingram: This tightly written, fact-filled book covers the S&L bailout, subsidies to
the agriculture, airline, automobile, chemical, energy, logging, media, mining, oil
and weapons industries, tax loopholes for accelerated depreciation, advertising,
banking, business meals and entertainment, capital gains, insurance and
overseas marketing, and much more. Tables, charts, illustrations.
THE TEN THINGS YOU CAN’T SAY IN AMERICA, by Larry Elder
Amazon.com says: “When Larry Elder talks, sparks fly, and he likes it that way.
Fans of the radio talk-show host from Los Angeles, who call themselves
Elderados, have dubbed him ‘the sage from South Central.’ ... What’s it all about?
Elder, a libertarian, lays down his controversial views in his first book, which
attacks the politically correct, black leaders, feminists, gun-control advocates, and
other ‘so-called liberals’.”
Thomas Kearney says: “Larry Elder is a courageous individual, a black man
who challenges the Democrat/left establishment of Jesse Jackson, Maxine
Waters, et al on his radio program, in print and as a guest on numerous TV talk
shows. Elder points out the irony that many so called black leaders who tell us
that affirmative action is still needed in employment and education and that
racism is holding black people down are themselves individuals who obtained
success by working hard and staying focused. ... Elder laments that too many
black Americans are poisoned by rhetoric that tells them the deck is stacked
against them. . . “
Lee Ellis says: “This is probably the most important book to be published in
years. . . . This book is so important in creating a better society and a stronger
USA that it should be required reading in all schools and colleges!
Congratulations to Larry Elder for giving us FACTS and not just mere
unsubstantiated opinions. . . . The publisher should be sure to get a copy into the
hands of both Gore and Bush!”
Myra S. Shofner says: “I just received my copy and am on page 59. I had to
stop to rant and rave about it! I hope everyone in America will read it and I wish
Larry Elder and his wife would come to my house for dinner so we could talk
about it. He hits the nail on the head time after time. I can’t wait to turn the page
and see what he says next. Gotta go!”
UNLIMITED ACCESS: AN FBI AGENT INSIDE THE CLINTON WHITE HOUSE,
by Gary Aldrich, Michael Reagan
Jack Anderson says: “Pure political dynamite!”
Michael Reagan says: “As Unlimited Access rocketed up the bestseller lists, the
Clinton camp discovered that its attempt to suppress the book had only inflamed
public curiosity. . . .
“Unlimited Access is meticulously documented, the only truthful insider’s account
of the Clinton White House, an eyewitness account of secrets that were meant to
remain forever hidden. It is crucial that these truths, as ugly as they are, be aired
out in the light of day, because the effects of this corruption radiate out into the
nation and into the world.
“Gary Aldrich has put his finger on the reason for all this sordid behavior within a
single administration: This White House has a completely amoral worldview....”
Rush Limbaugh says: “Unlimited Access blows the Clintons’ cover. Gary Aldrich
was a 30 year veteran of the FBI who became concerned, then disgusted about
what Bill Clinton and Al Gore were doing to the White House. Aldrich’s interest
was in protecting national security... Clinton’s and Gore’s interest was ... in a
craven, obsessive, and dangerous drive to maintain power. The clash between
two competing intgerests – protecting the presidency v. selling the presidency –
produced one angry but brave former FBI Agent – and his truthful bestselling
WASHINGTON ON $10 MILLION A DAY: HOW LOBBYISTS PLUNDER THE
NATION, by Ken Silverstein
Amazon.com says: “Washington on $10 Million a Day provides a detailed
account of how U.S. lobbyists receive millions of dollars from their clients to not
just sway but win opinions of our nation’s congress people. . . .”
Sitka@teleport.com says: “Yes, it truly is the age of retail politics. And Ken
Silverstein’s new expose shows the high price that must be paid to the lobbyists
of K Street to get troubled corporations and Third World dictators out of their
various jams. Silverstein introduces us to the likes of Tommy Hale Boggs, the
brother of ABC News diva Cokie Roberts, who charges $500 an hour to help oil
companies boot Indians off potential drilling sites ... With this new book,
Silverstein goes right to the corrupt heart of the Beltway, where forgiveness for
almost any crime against humanity is for sale at the right price. Silverstein is one
of the nation’s finest investigative reporters and this book proves he is also one of
the funniest. . . .”
WHEN CORPORATIONS RULE THE WORLD, by David C. Korten
Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu says: “This is a ‘must read’ book – a searing
indictment of an unjust international economic order, not by a wild-eyed idealistic
left-winger, but by a sober scion of the establishment with impeccable credentials.
It left me devastated but also very hopeful. Something can be done to create a
more just economic order.”
Ralph Nader says: “. . . this new edition expands and updates Korten’s laser-like
analysis of how global corporations dominate people and their governments, and
the miserable conditions that result when the few rule the many. Kortnen then
shows practical pathways to a realizable future of more just, prosperous, and
sustainable societies. This book will agitate your mind, elevate your soul, and
engage your civic spirit.”
Danny Glover says: “Like many of the people who attended the World Trade
Organization teach-ins in Seattle, I was motivated to be there because of David
Korten’s work. When Corporations Rule the World continues to be at the very
center of this expanding global dialogue...
Herman E. Daly says: “Korten is an honest witness to the disastrous betrayal of
common people and future generations that is being carried out by corporations,
governments, and multilateral banks. He cuts through the loud rhetoric of
economic growth and global economic integration to the facts of increasing
poverty, inequality, and dependence. I hope that this book is widely read.
Maude Barlow says: “When Corporations Rule the World spells out the reality
and consequences of a corporate-dominated globalization process and how it is
undermining democracy. It sets forth an agenda for regaining citizen sovereignty
that is an important starting point on the long road back to democracy.”
WHOSE TRADE ORGANIZATION?: CORPORATE GLOBALIZATION AND
THE EROSION OF DEMOCRACY, by Lori Wallach, Michelle Sforza, with
Preface by Ralph Nader.
Whose Trade Organization is a ground-breaking book which documents the 5-year record of the powerful World Trade Organization (WTO). Based on a year
of intensive research, this book reviews the specific cases and outcomes that
have made the WTO increasingly controversial worldwide.
THE WTO: FIVE YEARS OF REASONS TO RESIST CORPORATE
GLOBALIZATION, by Lori Wallach, Michelle Sforza, with an Introduction by
(This is a pamphlet version of Whose Trade Organization.)
YEAR OF THE RAT: HOW BILL CLINTON COMPROMISED U.S. SECURITY
FOR CHINESE CASH, by Edward Timperlake and William Triplett, II
From the book: “Our thesis is simple: The Clinton administration has made a
series of Faustian bargains and policy blunders that have allowed a hostile power
to further its aims in Washington. In the main, Bill Clinton and Al Gore did it for
In these pages, we will show that, in order to gain and hold onto power, the
Clinton administration has acted recklessly, allowing the wrong people to gain
access to our most important political and economic secrets. Any number of
Chinese arms dealers, spies, narcotics traffickers, gangsters, pimps, accomplices
to mass murder, communist agents, and other undesirables will appear in these
pages, all associated in one way or another with the White House and money...
Did the Clinton administration sell out America’s national security to one of this
country’s leading and most dangerous adversaries merely to raise campaign
In the pages that follow, we will prove our answer, which is: YES.”
BIRTH OF A NATION (1915 ) - Directed by D. W. Griffith. Starring Lillian Gish,
Amazon.com says: “A pivotal moment in film history. After The Birth of a Nation,
nothing was the same: not the way audiences watched movies, not the way
filmmakers created them. D.W. Griffith’s jumbo-size saga of the Civil War
expanded the boundaries of storytelling on the screen, conveying a richer, more
complicated (and certainly longer) tale than anyone had seen in a movie before.
The delicate relationships, the sad passage of time, the spectacular battle scenes
all look as fresh and innovative today as they did in 1915. . . . President Woodrow
Wilson famously compared it to ‘history written in lightning.’ That judgment has
CITIZEN KANE (1941) - Directed by Orson Welles. Starring Orson Welles,
Quixoted42@aol.com says: “Simply the greatest film of all time. You’ve
probably heard intellectual snobs call this the greatest film in history, and you
probably think it’s just plain exaggeration and elitism. You’ll think that until you
see this movie. Once you’ve watched it all the way through you’ll realize how
sometimes even snobs can tell the truth. No other picture ever made matches
this film in terms of sheer writing, directing, camera work, acting, music, and
feeling. . . .”
GREED (1925 - 75th Anniversary Restoration) - Directed by Eric von Stroheim.
Starring Gibson Gowland, Jean Hersholt.
A viewer from NYC says: “Greatest of Them All. I would give this unrivaled
masterpiece ten stars if possible. What’s really maddening is that every year
when would-be and never-was movie historians put together their hysterical list of
“100 Greatest Movies of All Time”, it’s always “Citizen Kane” at the very top.
Which goes to show how illiterate these critics are. It was “Greed”, “Intolerance”
and Cecil DeMille’s underrated “The Cheat” (1915), which really paved the way
for Orson Welles. “Greed” is an amazing experience to sit through. I’ve seen it
50 times ... and each time you’re left stunned. . . .”
ERIN BROCKOVICH (2000) - Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring Julia
Roberts, Albert Finney.
H. Luis Reyes says: “Based on a true story, Erin Brockovich recounts the
challenges of Erin and a law firm in bringing a multi-billion company (PG&E) to
justice. A major sub-plot of the story is the challenging life of Erin herself, who
has 3 kids, no husband and difficulties finding work.”
THE INSIDER (1999) - Directed by Michael Mann. Starring Al Pacino and
Russell Crowe. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards.
Bryan Ayers says: “A Terrific Picture. ‘The Insider’ is by far the best motion
picture of 1999. It focuses on the lives of Dr. Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe),
vice president in charge of research for Brown & Williamson Tobacco, and Lowell
Bergman (Al Pacino), a veteran producer for the much-respected ‘60 Minutes’
CBS news magazine.
“Recently fired from his cushy 6 figure job, Wigand soon faces the dilemma of
whether or not to violate his confidentiality agreement and expose the disturbing
truth about cigarettes, or to keep silent and protect his family. . . If you like an
engrossing, thought-provoking movie with terrific performances, then ‘The Insider’
is the movie for you.”
The Catbird says: “This movie is based on the true story of two of America’s few
remaining heros. It shows to what lengths modern day corporate criminals will go
to control the media, the justice system and our lives. This is a present day story
of the struggle waged by two individuals to expose the deadly game being played
by the big tobacco companies. If you haven’t seen this movie, by all means see it
as soon as possible.”
INTOLERANCE (1916) - Directed by D.W. Griffith. Starring Lillian Gish.
brintinacx from Williamsport, PA says: “This IS a 5 star film. Genius at every
level. The cinematography is jaw dropping. The sets are eye bulging. ... It is
definitely worth having; as a matter of fact it’s a MUST!”
Philip Richards says: ”Intolerance is quite simply the greatest film ever made. It
is a must see.”
NORMA RAE (1979) - Directed by Martin Ritt. Starring Sally Field, Beau Bridges.
Mark Taylor from Wales, UK, says: “One of the most powerful
characterizations in film history. Sally Field won her 1979 Best Actress Oscar
for a very simple reason - she gave one of the most powerful characterizations in
cinematic history. ... Thanks to the central lead, this is one of the most powerful,
moving and truly unforgettable films ever made.”
(The theme, “It Goes Like it Goes” sung by Jennifer Warnes, also won an
PATHS OF GLORY (1957) - Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Kirk Douglas,
Ryan Costantino says: “Positively the Best War Movie Ever Made. Futility
and War. Stanley Kubrick understood that these two wretches were bound
watertight. His display of the harrowing and heart-wrenching decisions faced in
war has never been matched. ... The audience is fully swept away by the
confusion as to who the true enemy is and the feeling is of regret that we, the
audience, cannot help these unfortunate souls. . . .”
SILKWOOD (1983) - Directed by Mike Nichols. Starring Meryl Streep, Kurt
Amazon.com says: “Based on the harrowing account of whistle blower Karen
Silkwood, this 1983 film directed by Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Postcards from
the Edge) is as much a character study of a woman galvanized by injustice as a
story of the dangers of nuclear power and the extremes of corporate greed.”
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