The Man Who Pushed America to War
The Extraordinary Life, Adventures and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi
By (author) Aram Roston
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Man Who Pushed America to War by Aram Roston
Book DescriptionThis is the true story of Ahmad Chalabi, fraudster, statesman, banker, math whiz and aesthete, whose legendary charisma and charm - and almost hypnotic powers of persuasion - helped propel the United States to war in Iraq. This extraordinary investigative biography - written by an Emmy Award-winning journalist who works for NBC's Investigative Unit - exposes massive white-collar mischief, sophisticated international espionage operations, and political intrigue spanning the globe from Tehran to Texas. Chalabi was a shrewd Iraqi Arab from a family of Shiite bankers. Aram Roston tracked down forgotten Chalabi business partners and friends and dug through the records from courthouses around the world. The book reveals how this convicted felon, fugitive from justice in Jordan, and ally of the Iranian government managed to charm and influence the top leaders fo the United States, including US senators like John McCain. The book has the inside story of Chalabi's pre-war propaganda operations the exclusive details of Chalabi's financial dealings and political access.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781568583532
(229mm x 153mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Nation Books
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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A plump, quiet man with a sly and gentle smile, Ahmed Chalabi literally changed the world. When the US marched to war against Saddam, to a remarkable and indisputable degree, it stepped to Chalabi's drumbeat. This investigative biography tells the story of Chalabi from his days as a young MIT mathematician, to the invasion of Iraq.
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Author Biography - Aram Roston
Aram Roston is an Emmy winning journalist who has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. He has worked as a CNN correspondent and a New York City police reporter.
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