Must-Read Books Before Election 2010
As the United States enters the decisive phase of Election 2010, it’s important that the political context of the preceding three decades be understood by as many Americans as possible.
That is why we are offering the three-book set (Lost History, Secrecy & Privilege, and Neck Deep) in paperback for the sharply discounted price of only $29 (with additional sets just $20 each) -- and Neck Deep in hard cover alone for only $12.99.
Postage is free for U.S. orders and is now only $6 extra for non-U.S. orders.
You can take advantage of this special offer:
--By credit card (Mastercard/Visa), by going to our donation site and putting in a $12.99 charge for Neck Deep alone or a $29 charge for the three-book set.
(You can follow up with an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to give us your mailing address, or if that address and the billing address for the credit card are the same, we’ll automatically assume that “donations” of those amounts are for the books and ship them there.)
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--By check made out to The Media Consortium; Suite 102-231; 2200 Wilson Blvd.; Arlington, VA 22201.
These three books contain vital history about the recent era. For instance,
--Lost History (by Robert Parry) lays out the sordid record of CIA-tolerated drug trafficking by Ronald Reagan’s Nicaraguan contra rebels in the 1980s and the parallel story of how the Reagan administration built a domestic propaganda network for what it called “perception management.”
--Secrecy & Privilege (by Robert Parry) explains how George H.W. Bush rose to power, including his bloody year as chief of the CIA. The book also exposes his secret effort to undermine President Jimmy Carter’s Iran-hostage talks in 1980. And the book recounts how covert right-wing funding from abroad was used to influence U.S. public opinion.
--Neck Deep (by Robert, Sam and Nat Parry) takes the remarkable story of the Bush Family forward to George W. Bush's rise to power, examining the systemic failure of the mainstream U.S. news media and recounting the coup d’etat of Republican political cronies on the U.S. Supreme Court who handed Bush the White House. The book describes, too, the grim consequences that followed, war overseas and neglect at home.
As many Americans as possible should have access to these solidly reported histories before the elections on Nov. 2. You can help by obtaining a set for yourself, a friend or a public or school library.
Some of the proceeds also will go to keep Consortiumnews.com alive for day-to-day coverage of the campaign.
Thanks so much for your support.
Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. He founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 as the Internet's first investigative magazine. He saw it as a way to combine modern technology and old-fashioned journalism to counter the increasing triviality of the mainstream U.S. news media.
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