What Every American Should Know About Who's Really Running the World

What Every American Should Know About Who's Really Running the World

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by Melissa Rossi
     
 

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Most of us know the big players politically in the United States. But ever wonder who’s pulling their strings? Who the movers and shakers are around the globe? In sharp, witty prose, What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running the World spells out exactly who to watch and what they’ve done (and are still doing).

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Most of us know the big players politically in the United States. But ever wonder who’s pulling their strings? Who the movers and shakers are around the globe? In sharp, witty prose, What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running the World spells out exactly who to watch and what they’ve done (and are still doing).

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  • Pfizer
  • Halliburton
  • Monsanto
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • WTO & IMF
  • Wal-Mart
  • Rupert Murdoch
  • Al Qaeda

Filled with hard facts, global issues, and profiles of the heavy hitters, What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running the World is essential reading for all Americans who want a handle on the movers and shakers behind the headlines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452286153
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/29/2005
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
989,143
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.95(h) x 1.19(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Melissa Rossi is an award-winning veteran journalist who has penned articles for Newsweek, Newsday, Esquire, George, MSNBC, The New York Observer, and, until recently, wrote a regular column for National Geographic Traveler. She has written extensively about Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and has lived abroad for many years.

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What Every American Should Know about Who's Really Running the World 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Melissa Rossi has an insatiable curiosity, a brilliant mind, a warped and hysterical sense of humor and a driving need to Tell the Truth. Her work is gutsy and powerful behind the laugh. She is a rare voice in our culture of corporate sellouts and politically correct rhetoric. Buy this book so she will keep on singing the songs we all need to hear!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Entertaining. But.....one has to wonder about the accuracy of many of the statistics when there are GLARING errors. Perhaps the most obvious one is her reference to the 'Seven Day War of 1967' in the Middle East. I read this several times, actually questioning myself as to whether it was, indeed, the Seven Day War or, as is the case, the Six Day War of 1967. If this well- known fact can be wrong, what else??? There is also the sentence on page 45 which reads '.....as a 1978 U.S. congressional candidate in Wyoming, he wrote a letter to every Montanan asking for their vote......' Does she not know what Wyoming citizens are called, or if he did write to all those citizens on Montana, what would be the purpose since they can't vote in Wyoming. Or is this just another gross error. Also on page 98 she writes: '.....Celebrex, a painkiller prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis that brought in upwards or $3 billion......' While Celebrex CAN be prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, it is more often presceibed for osteoarthritis, two very different things. The very least she could have done is list the accurate use for this medication. Then there's the little matter of using words like 'snuck' and 'broker' [meaning having fewer funds] for which there appears to be no usage like this. I'd suggest passing on this book and looking for an author with a bit more credibility.