Peace, War, and Politics; An Eyewitness Account

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In Peace, War, and Politics, Anderson gives us a through-the-keyhole look at the personal side of many of our country's most controversial figures. Anderson relates countless anecdotes; some are colorful, some poignant, some funny, some shocking, but all capture the behind-the-scenes story of many of the most important scandals of recent history. Anderson tells how he uncovered the truth about President Kennedy's assassination, searched for Nazis in South America, broke the Savings and Loan scandal, was the first...
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In Peace, War, and Politics, Anderson gives us a through-the-keyhole look at the personal side of many of our country's most controversial figures. Anderson relates countless anecdotes; some are colorful, some poignant, some funny, some shocking, but all capture the behind-the-scenes story of many of the most important scandals of recent history. Anderson tells how he uncovered the truth about President Kennedy's assassination, searched for Nazis in South America, broke the Savings and Loan scandal, was the first to discover the Iran "arms for hostages" scandal, and uncovered the mystery of Howard Hughes's death. Peace, War, and Politics also includes unforgettable accounts of such towering figures as Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, J. Edgar Hoover, Lucky Luciano, Robert Redford, John Lennon, Fidel Castro, Jackie Onassis, Lyndon Johnson, Imelda Marcos, Richard Nixon, Joe McCarthy, Howard Hughes, Boris Yeltsin, Jimmy Hoffa, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and George Bush.
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Theodore Roosevelt first used the term muckraker to castigate those who constantly peered into the muck of his presidency. Anderson takes on that moniker with pride, and after 50 years of peering into the seamy and steamy side of Washington--first with Drew Pearson and, after 1969, on his own--it fits. Anderson's latest book updates his 1979 autobiography Confessions of a Muckraker and covers not only his earlier investigations but also his crusades against the shenanigans of the Carter (Billy Carter and Libya), Reagan (Iran-contra), Bush, and Clinton administrations. Anderson tells his story as he wishes it to be heard, so we, of course, will probably never know what is true and what is pure balderdash. He says he knows the truth behind Kennedy's assassination, but he admits that despite his best efforts he never learned who "Deep Throat" was. This is a fun book that should be enjoyed by audiences far and wide who like a little dirt with their politics.--Edward Goedeken, Iowa State Univ. Lib., Ames Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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In a memoir by turns obnoxious and absorbing, the legendary raker of muck, a Pulitzer winner who made Washington news for a half-century while covering it, tells all. A Utah Mormon whose first journalistic scoop exposed unlawful polygamy in his church, Anderson already had a sensational past as an exotic war correspondent in China when he became the protégé of master gadfly Drew Pearson in 1947. Pearson introduced Anderson to the byzantine byways of the capital and bequeathed to the neophyte a philosophy to muckrake by: "write a good column," he told Anderson. It was advice the young journalist took to heart when he took over the Pearson's column, "Washington Merry Go-Round," in 1969. Anderson cultivated sources in every administration since Truman to keep his hard-hitting column supplied with a yeasty potpourri of facts and allegations. As a result, Anderson discomfited presidents, congressmen, and bureaucrats with public disclosures of corruption, venality, and incompetence, and, in his zeal for the scoop, may have sometimes humiliated his targets with reportorial overreaching (Anderson apologizes, in particular, for a column laced with innuendoes about the sexual preferences of Spiro Agnew's son). Anderson seems to have been at the center of every major Washington scandal—Watergate, Abscam, the Bert Lance–BCCI scandal, the Iran-contra deal—and many minor ones, most of which he exposed for the first time in his column. Anderson felt the rage of the powerful: he was dogged by the CIA and FBI, audited by the IRS, subjected to lawsuit after lawsuit, even given the supreme honor of a place on Richard Nixon's "enemies list." Though Anderson's righteous tonecan irritate, his colorful stories fascinate, and he makes a persuasive case that a democracy needs mavericks like him to expose clandestine presidential deals, violations of public trust, and secret abuses of power A worthy summation of the work of a Washington outsider who made a distinguished career out of exposing the insiders. ($100,000 ad/promo; TV/radio satellite tour)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312856021
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.45 (d)

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  • Posted November 14, 2008

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    In the absence of effective retaliations

    Page 350 refers to ""the kidnapping of CIA Beirut Station Chief William Buckley by the pro-Iranian extremist group Islamic Jihad"" later tortured to death (P351) and then executed (P352) ""in retaliation for an Israeli air raid on the headquarters of the Palestinian Liberation Organization in Tunis..... <BR/><BR/>During that period, which followed the aftermath of the occupation of Beirut - the only Arab Capital ever to be entered by the Israeli Army - nothing could really dull the grief and anguish that swept the `ruined' city and the predominant feeling in Beirut had been one that while the niceties of diplomacy could no longer be observed, many people would now have to face their moment of destiny, come as it may. <BR/><BR/>For those who have lost scores of their love ones during the raging battles three years back, the capture of `CIA Station Chief' was a signal for wild rejoicing, because during Israel incursion into Beirut (in specific) the city was actually gripped by `spy mania.' <BR/><BR/>The lack of enthusiasm of Beiruti masked in effect a vague feeling that, though pro-Iranian groups were now riding on the crest of a wave, retribution would follow if Buckley was harmed. <BR/><BR/>Unlike the Israelis, whose war machine so far consisted entirely of more action and less vainglorious boast, the American Administration remained lethargic and apathetic to this event ........

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2000

    Don't Bother

    Prior to reading this book, I was unaware that Jack Anderson had single-handedly defended all that is right and good in Washington. This book is pure self-serving garbage and a complete waste of time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 1999

    What an eye opener!

    This book covers my entire lifetime, as I was born in 1948. As I read, there were a few 'I thought so's' but numerous 'Oh my lord's'. This book is informative and funny as well as shocking. This is more muck that I would have ever expected a muckracker to rake, and I loved every last piece of it. This is a rare opportunity for the common person, such as myself, to look at the world of politics from the inside out. I am left with the feeling that there is so much more that you must know. What more can you tell us? When I funished this book, I felt as if I had left an old friend. I am sure I will be reading it again, as there are so many mind boggling things to comprehend. Thank you Mr. Anderson and Ms. Gibson for such an entertaining and enlightening book! What a wonderful gift to leave the world.

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