Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & 'Project Truth'

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Lost History is a kind of All the President's Men, in reverse. It tells the inside story of how reporters uncovered the Iran-contra scandal and paid dearly with their careers. More broadly, the book explains how the vaunted Watergate press corps of the 1970s changed into the tabloidish Monica Lewinsky press corps of the 1990s -- and how much of this era's most important history has been "lost."

About the Author:

Robert Parry, a 22-year veteran of Washington journalism, broke many of the stories now known as the Iran-Contra Affair, including the first story about Oliver North's secret contra-support operation and first story about Nicaraguan contra drug trafficking. His career with the Associated Press, Newsweek and PBS's Frontline program has taken Parry to hot spots all over the world, from Iran to Central America. He now edits the investigative publication, iF Magazine, and the Internet magazine, Consortiumnews.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893517004
  • Publisher: The Media Consortium
  • Publication date: 7/1/1999
  • Edition description: UNABRIDGED
  • Pages: 305
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Search for Lost History 3
Part 1 The 1980s--The Missing Link
Chapter 1 'Project Truth' 31
Chapter 2 'Perception Management' 56
Chapter 3 Containment 79
Chapter 4 A Breakthrough, of Sorts 109
Chapter 5 'Good for the Country' 127
Chapter 6 Tale of Two Scandals 145
Chapter 7 Cuban Connection 159
Chapter 8 Contra-Coke 178
Chapter 9 Crumbling Cover-up 193
Chapter 10 Justice Denied 207
Chapter 11 CIA Confession 224
Part 2 Before, After & During
Chapter 12 How Others See It 248
Chapter 13 Lying First 265
Chapter 14 The CIA Analysts 272
Chapter 15 Sins of the Father 279
Index 293
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