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Getting Away With Murder: The True Story Behind American Taliban John Walker Lindh and What the U.S. Government Had to Hide

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Getting Away With Murder is an explosive investigation into the death of an American hero, the strange case of the “American Taliban,” and why we never got the truth about either—until now. When John Walker Lindh was arrested in November 2001, Americans were shocked to learn that one of our own had fought for the Taliban. He would come under further fire for the torture and death of CIA officer Mike Spann. The American public was outraged, and the Bush administration vowed to make an example of the traitor. Why ...

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Getting Away With Murder: The True Story Behind American Taliban John Walker Lindh and What the U.S. Government Had to Hide

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Overview

Getting Away With Murder is an explosive investigation into the death of an American hero, the strange case of the “American Taliban,” and why we never got the truth about either—until now. When John Walker Lindh was arrested in November 2001, Americans were shocked to learn that one of our own had fought for the Taliban. He would come under further fire for the torture and death of CIA officer Mike Spann. The American public was outraged, and the Bush administration vowed to make an example of the traitor. Why then, after threatening treason and the death penalty, did the government suddenly abandon a trial in favor of a soft plea deal? Richard D. Mahoney puts these questions on trial; the final verdict promises to be shocking.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611453171
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,437,921
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard D. Mahoney is Kennedy Scholar Emeritus of the University of Massachusetts. He is an expert on international economics and foreign policy. He is the author of two histories of the Kennedy administration, and was the Democratic secretary of state and acting governor of Arizona. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Glossary 5

1 Murder: The Uprising at Qala-e Janghi Fortress 7

2 Blowback: How America Enabled the Rise of Terrorism 31

3 Counterterrorist: The Crusade of John O'Neill 71

4 Soldier: The Making of Mike Spann 101

5 Jihadi: The Journey of John Walker Lindh 137

6 Preemption: 2000-2001 163

7 Rendezvous: September-November 2001 189

8 The United States of America v. John Walker Lindh 199

Notes 237

Index 271

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