The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation

The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation

by Philip Shenon

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ISBN-13: 9780446511315
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 02/05/2008
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 946,658
File size: 641 KB

About the Author

Philip Shenon is an investigative reporter with The New York Times, based in Washington. He was the lead reporter on the investigation of the September 11 commission and has held several of the most important assignments of the Washington Bureau, including chief Defense Department correspondent, diplomatic correspondent, Congressional correspondent and Justice Department Correspondent. He was one of two Times reporters embedded with American grounds troops during the invasion of Iraq and worked in pre-war Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Iran for Times foreign staff.

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Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
LamSon on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This is not abook about the 9-11 events. It looks at the workings of the 9-11 commission behind the scene. For example: The Executive Director was a close friend of Dr. Rice; the White House's stonewalling at the release of relavent documents; overlooked NSA documents; and the strong desire to have a balanced report that resulted in not pointing fingers at individuals or agencies that didn't do their job before 9-11. In the end the commission created a well crafted report, but didn't really accomplish much.
markleon on LibraryThing 7 months ago
It's hardly shocking that politics colored the whole of the 9/11 Commission. But the story detailed in this book is shocking even to cynical political observers like me. This book by Philip Shenon leaves everyone looking bad. But especially bad are George Tenet, Condolezza Rice (know by some 9/11 widows as "kinda-lies-a-lot") and the main villain of the book, Philip Zelikow. Zelikow was a member of the Bush 43 transition team and wrote a position paper justifying the war in Iraq, and didn't disclose any of that when he was hired as the executive director of the commission. It appears that he went to great pains to try to shield the Bush Administration and his friend Rice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book resurrected all my buried anger at the arrogance and incompetence of the Bush years. While the 911 Commission Report is carefully balanced, it is tainted by its failure to assess blame. Why Kean and Hamilton hired Zelikow is beyond my comprehension. This ideologue was no scholar --- he was a zealot in the mold of a Robert Bork. An insufferable man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
A not bad book, but the author gives the 'conspiracy theories'' short shrift by dismissing them in favor of the official conspiracy theory. Plus, he is apparently unaware that the FBI in its most-wanted website profile on bin Laden does not at all mention 9-11. Now isn't that curious? Read David Ray Griffin's books on 9-11.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly unimpressive research.