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The Resource Dark side : the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals, Jane Mayer

Dark side : the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals, Jane Mayer

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Dark side : the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals
Title
Dark side
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the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals
Statement of responsibility
Jane Mayer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the days immediately following September 11th, the most powerful people in the country were panic-stricken. Radical decisions about how to combat terrorists and strengthen national security were made in a state of chaos and fear, but the key players, Vice President Cheney and his powerful, secretive adviser David Addington, used the crisis to further a long-held agenda to enhance presidential powers to a degree never known in U.S. history, and obliterate Constitutional protections that define the very essence of the American experiment. This is a dramatic account of how the United States made terrible decisions in the pursuit of terrorists around the world--decisions that not only violated the Constitution, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. Whatever the short-term gains, there were incalculable losses in terms of moral standing, our country's place in the world, and its sense of itself.--From publisher description
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
  • J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2008.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 2009.
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270692
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Mayer, Jane
Dewey number
973.931
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Military interrogation
  • War and emergency powers
  • United States
  • United States
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the inside story of how the War on Terror turned into a war on American ideals
Label
Dark side : the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals, Jane Mayer
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
707749
Dimensions
cm
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780385526395
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780385526395
  • (OCoLC)229309144
Label
Dark side : the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals, Jane Mayer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
707749
Dimensions
cm
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780385526395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385526395
  • (OCoLC)229309144

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