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In his explosive new book, New York Times best-selling author Bill Gertz uncovers the most significant threat to U.S. national security today: America's enemies, including radical terrorist groups, are arming themselves with the world's most dangerous weapons. And they're doing it with the help of America's supposed allies. Worst of all, the United States has let it happen.

Using his unparalleled access to the U.S. intelligence and defense communities, Gertz names names, revealing which of our "friends" have placed greed over principle to make America's enemies far more deadly and the world a far more dangerous place. In Treachery, Gertz tells the whole story, complete with previously unpublished classified intelligence documents, based on dozens of exclusive interviews with senior U.S. officials, including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

©2004 Bill Gertz; (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

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"The hottest reporter in town....He breaks dozens of big stories every year, and he's read carefully by people who follow national security issues." (Washington Post)

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  • TD
  • 06-15-08

You Need to Know What's in this Book

Bill Gertz has brougt together a frightning collection of words and deeds that our friends an foes alike (as well as the press) don't want us to know about. Arms sales, trade practices, side-deals, threre is a lot going on in the world that isn't reported and is designed to harm America. This book will open your eyes to what you already thought might be going on with details and specifics that legitimize his account.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Enlightening!

I love a book that forgets the lines of party and division and just puts the truth out there for all to dissect. Let the pundits spin it but in the end, there is the truth. That's the feeling I had throughout listening to this book. Mr. Gertz pulled no punches and let the chips fall where the may. This is one of the most enlightening books I've read regarding the modern stance of America in the world today.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Full of falsehoods

What disappointed you about Treachery?

I know this book is a bit dated but I decided to revisit it. With hindsight being 20/20 this was just a propaganda piece.

Would you ever listen to anything by Bill Gertz again?

NO

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alan Sklar?

Alan Sklar wasn't the problem, he was fine.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

As it turned out Gertz wrote this book basically based on interviews with the very characters that we now know weren’t telling the truth to the American public.

Any additional comments?

This is not the first time this has happen and won’t be the last, when will people learn?

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  • William
  • Pleasanton, CA, USA
  • 06-29-05

Treachery - reactionary is more like it

If you like your news from Fox, you'll like this screed. Intersperced with what probably are some good points and true facts are piles of steaming right wing screed. Everyone that has a different opinion from us is our enemy, and the US never did anything to arm our enemies. What about Rumsfield travelling to Iraq in '89? Where did those weapons come from then? How about the CIA coup of the democratically elected Iran in '53?

If you like your international politics clean and simple, enjoy this tale. Then go get some freedom fries.

9 of 36 people found this review helpful

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Waste of .....

Keeps saying the same thing again and again.
No need such boring novel to make the point...

0 of 4 people found this review helpful