The Dark Side

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Random House Audio | Jul 15, 2008 | 990 Minutes | ISBN 9780739375938

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    Anchor | May 05, 2009 | 432 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780307456298

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    Anchor | May 08, 2009 | ISBN 9780307456502

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    Random House Audio | Jul 15, 2008 | 990 Minutes | ISBN 9780739375938

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Awards

Goldsmith Book Prize WINNER 2009

J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize WINNER 2009

New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism WINNER 2009

Sidney Hillman Prize WINNER 2009

National Book Critics Circle Awards FINALIST 2008

Praise

“Deeply troubling, but splendidly executed…. Mayer does invaluable work locking these reports into a coherent narrative framework and sketching in vital connective details and insights…. Superb.”—Los Angeles Times“A gripping, meticulously researched, and deeply disturbing book that vindicates the observation of the great Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis that ‘the greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.’” —Parameters (U.S. Army War College Quarterly)“Essential reading.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Gripping…. Chilling…. [A] vivid and comprehensive account.” —The New York Times “One of those rare books that should be read by every concerned American.” —Austin American-Statesman“Stunning.” —Slate “Powerful, brilliantly researched, and deeply unsettling…. Extraordinary and invaluable.” —The New York Times Book Review“Some of The Dark Side seems right out of “The Final Days,” minus Nixon’s operatic boozing and weeping…. Nixon parallels take us only so far, however. The Dark Side is scarier than “The Final Days” because these final days aren’t over yet and because the stakes are much higher.”—Frank Rich, The New York Times“In The Dark Side, Jane Mayer, a staff writer for the New Yorker, documents some of the ugliest allegations of wrongdoing charged against the Bush administration. To dismiss these as wild, anti-American ravings will not do. They are facts, which Mayer substantiates in persuasive detail, citing the testimony not of noted liberals like Noam Chomsky or Keith Olbermann but of military officers, intelligence professionals, "hard-line law-and-order stalwarts in the criminal justice system" and impeccably conservative Bush appointees who resisted the conspiracy from within the administration.” —The Washington Post Book World“Whatever it takes to get those bastards. The true nature of our Faustian bargain would not become clear until later, and maybe it needed a journalist as steely and tenacious as Jane Mayer to give us the full picture. The Dark Side is about how the war on terror became "a war on American ideals," and Mayer gives this story all the weight and sorrow it deserves. Many books get tagged with the word "essential"; hers actually is.” —Salon.com “In Jane Mayer’s angry and important book The Dark Side, the tenacious New Yorker reporter takes us, step by step, through the process by which practices and methods we associate with tyrannies became official U.S. policy.”—Bloomberg“[In] The Dark Side, Jane Mayer’s riveting and shocking new book, and not the least of the themes to emerge from it is that we’ve witnessed something new in American history: the imperial vice presidency.”—New York Observer“Essential reading for those who think they can stand the truth.”—Bob Herbert, New York Times“Like a good suspense novel…. Potent and disturbing stuff.”—San Diego Tribune

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