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The Dark Side

The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals

The Dark Side( )
Author: Mayer, Jane
ISBN:978-0-307-45629-8
Publication Date:May 2009
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Anchor
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
Book Description:

The Dark Side is a dramatic, riveting, and definitive narrative account of how the United States made self-destructive 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...
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Book Details
Pages:432
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / 21St Century
Political Science / American Government / General
Law / Military
Political Science / Terrorism
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.18 x 7.99 x 0.85 Inches
Book Weight:0.85 Pounds
Author Biography
Mayer, Jane (Author)
Jane Mayer is a staff writer for The New Yorker. She has received the John Chancellor Award, the George Polk Award, the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, and the I. F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence for her reporting at The New Yorker. She has written several nonfiction books including Landslide: The Unmaking of the President 1984-1988 written with Doyle McManus, Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas written with Jill Abramson, and Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right. The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Goldsmith Book Prize, the Edward Weintal Prize, the Ridenhour Prize, the New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

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