Monday, May 30, 2011

Most recent discount book buy

The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals (hc) by Jane Mayer for three dollars.

I've already read this before but did not own a copy. Given that I consider this one of the most important books to have been written during the Bush administration and how well researched it is, having a copy for my bookshelf was a no-brainer.

2 comments:

Mark Vuletic said...

With an endorsement like that, this book goes into my priority list. Fortunately, my public library offers an audio version through Overdrive, so I don't have to wait for shipping.

Do you know whether this book is connected to the Frontline episode of the same name?

Hume's Ghost said...

The Frontline episode predates the book; I watched the episode when it came out but can't call if any of Mayer's reporting was featured (I would be surprised if it wasn't, however)

But they are unconnected - both are allusions to a quote that Dick Cheney gave about the US having to work on the "dark side" to combat terrorists.

Mayer really did produce a supreme, important piece of reporting with this book, I wish more Amereicans were familiar with its content.