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The Halliburton Agenda: The Politics of Oil and Money

The Halliburton Agenda: The Politics of Oil and Money

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by Dan Briody

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The author of the bestseller The Iron Triangle untangles a web of political back scratching in one of the world's most powerful companies
Halliburton-a Texas oil-field company Dick Cheney ran before he became Vice President-has courted controversy for the better part of the twentieth century, but only recently has it received intense media scrutiny. In The

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Halliburton Agenda: The Politics of Oil and Money 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Author Dan Briody has written a book that goes beyond pundit finger-pointing over the controversial 'no-bid' contracts relationship between Halliburton and Vice President Dick Cheney. This is a serious examination of the high-octane blend of profit and politics that fuels the Bush administration's agenda. Briody begins with an extensive history of two Texas companies, Halliburton and Brown & Root (now KBR). He deftly portrays how they made their fortunes despite Great Depression hardships, World War II and political intrigues aplenty. Briody pulls no punches while maintaining a reportorial (if not totally objective) tone, although people who hold different political views might argue with his opinions and conclusions. We recommend this saga to anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the ongoing tryst between corporate America and its politicians. While this book is not presented as a smoking gun, it portrays insider politics that smolder like an oil fire you can't quite extinguish, leaving sort of an ugly haze.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Democrat or republican, this is a must read. The author brilliantly describes power and politics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No one quite knows how corrupt a system is until someone presents solid evidence to prove it. A must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Republicans, Democrates, independents, etc., all use the same methods to enrich themselves; it's the American way. In general, this book implies guilt through association, but does not provide any significant facts of wrong-doing. It relies on the public's willingness to believe in conspiracy theories. Save your money, don't buy the book.