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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He's been there, done that; and called it as he saw it., 13 Oct 2004
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Dr. V. Stewart (Somerton,, Somerset United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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I own and read books from all extremes of the current debate (or debacle, depending on your viewpoint). This has to be one of the best, along with Ron Susskind's The Price of Loyalty about O'Neill's dismissal. Why? It's extraordinarily well-written (no ghost-writer) and it's the story of a patriot and truth-teller who hated the disillusion and power games with which he was forced to come to terms. So, it's no polemic; just the slow unwinding of all kinds of pain.
He'll rank, in due course, with the Old China Hands who were dismissed the service for telling the truth in the 1940's, and maybe even with Ed Murrow. And, by the way, his anecdotes are so engaging that he's one of those people I want to be trapped in an airport lounge with ... whatever your views, don't miss.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly relevant to todays politics & the Iraq war, 28 Jun 2004
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Joseph Wilson's career gave him considerable experience. His arguments are well reasoned & I personally found his point of view compelling & credible. Not to be dismissed lightly, this book is essential reading to understand certain facets of diplomacy and the current Bush administration.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies That Put the White House on Trial and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity, 13 Oct 2011
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This is a fascinating book. I came to it after viewing the movie 'Fair Game' and was simply intrigued. Mr Wilson provides a very thorough- and in the circumstances a relatively objective account of how his family's reputation was besmirched by that family's government, specifically the Bush administration. These are not the allegations of someone who is anti government or anti USA but an American Ambassador and his CIA staffer wife. In fact 'allegations' is the wrong word as it suggests that there is much debate about what happened. There isn't. But it is not for me to reveal how Wilson proves his case. But prove it he does.
As he fairly points out and as it is explored in the movie the outing of his wife as an agent put many people at risk throughout the world.
The book is an important work and a lesson to us all about how governments can behave abominably and criminally against their own citizens.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING BOOK, 13 Nov 2013
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I started this book after watching the movie. The book is a true page-turner and give you a very good picture of what went on with one of the most controversial situation of the recent years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellently written, 13 July 2013
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Firstly, I'm not a fan of non-fiction, especially memoirs. The only other memoir I enjoyed reading was Angela's Ashes so you get the picture.
This I loved. It's really well written. It's interesting. I read the whole thing over two days, it was that good.
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