Hubris by Michael Isikoff audiobook

Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War

By Michael Isikoff and David Corn
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

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Filled with news-making revelations that made it a New York Times bestseller, this fast-paced, behind-the-scenes narrative tells the inside story of how the Bush administration used bad intelligence to sell—and then justify—the Iraq war. Veteran reporters Michael Isikoff and David Corn take the listener behind the scenes at the White House, the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Congress, where controversial decisions and turf battles were fought in the highest circles of the Bush administration. Hubris connects the dots between George W. Bush’s determination to get rid of Saddam Hussein, the role of the neoconservatives in pushing the case for war, and the outing of a CIA officer, which led to the indictment of a top White House official. It's a dramatic page-turner and an intriguing account of conspiracy, backstabbing, ineptitude, and, perhaps most especially, arrogance.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an Audie Award

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A New York Times bestseller

Filled with news-making revelations that made it a New York Times bestseller, this fast-paced, behind-the-scenes narrative tells the inside story of how the Bush administration used bad intelligence to sell—and then justify—the Iraq war.

Veteran reporters Michael Isikoff and David Corn take the listener behind the scenes at the White House, the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Congress, where controversial decisions and turf battles were fought in the highest circles of the Bush administration.

Hubris connects the dots between George W. Bush’s determination to get rid of Saddam Hussein, the role of the neoconservatives in pushing the case for war, and the outing of a CIA officer, which led to the indictment of a top White House official. It's a dramatic page-turner and an intriguing account of conspiracy, backstabbing, ineptitude, and, perhaps most especially, arrogance.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The most comprehensive account of the White House’s political machinations…Fascinating reading.” New York Times Book Review
“This ideal combination of well-written research with a skilled narrator produces a listening experience much greater than the simple sum of its parts. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Indispensable…There have been many books about the Iraq War, and there will be many others before we are through. This one, however, pulls together with unusually shocking clarity the multiple failures of process and statecraft.” Washington Post
“Pulls together with unusually shocking clarity the multiple failures of process and statecraft that led so many people to persuade themselves that the evidence pointed to an active Iraqi program to develop weapons of mass destruction and that it was in the interests of the United States to overthrow Saddam Hussein.” Washington Post Book World
“A bold and provocative book.” Tom Brokaw, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Isikoff

Author Bio: Michael Isikoff

Michael Isikoff is an American investigative journalist who has worked for the Washington Post, Newsweek, and NBC News. He is the author of several New York Times bestsellers co-written with David Corn. He is a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, and other TV talk shows and is chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News.

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Author Bio: David Corn

Author Bio: David Corn

David Corn is the author or co-author of three New York Times bestsellers. He is a veteran Washington journalist and political commentator. He is the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine and an analyst for MSNBC.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 18.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English