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  • The Road to 9/11

  • Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America
  • By: Peter Dale Scott
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

This is an ambitious, meticulous examination of how U.S. foreign policy since the 1960s has led to partial or total cover-ups of past domestic criminal acts, including, perhaps, the catastrophe of 9/11. Peter Dale Scott, whose previous books have investigated CIA involvement in southeast Asia, the drug wars, and the Kennedy assassination, here probes how the policies of presidents since Nixon have augmented the tangled bases for the 2001 terrorist attack.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Full of Interesting Information, Hard to Follow

  • By Blizzard on 09-20-13

Masterpiece

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-21-17

read twice. listened to twice. Scott is a genius. best academic treatment of the subject...

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  • The Untold History of the United States

  • By: Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 30 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453

Aided by the latest archival findings and recently declassified documents and building on the research of the world’s best scholars, Stone and Kuznick construct an often shocking but meticulously documented "people’s history" of the American empire that challenges the notion of American exceptionalism. Stone and Kuznick will introduce listeners to a pantheon of heroes and villains as they show not only how far the United States has drifted from its democratic traditions but the powerful forces that have struggled to get us back on track.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting book but felt biased...

  • By Anthony S. McComas on 06-06-16

Fantastic!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-16

Obliterates the triumphalist narrative that we are all taught in school... A must-read for anyone who cares about peace and justice.

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