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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (668 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shiva Rose, Randi Rhodes, Mark Crispin Miller, Amy E. Goodman, Greg Proops, Jim Hightower, Brad Friedman, Larry David, Kevin Danaher, Randy Credico, Jello Biafra, Medea Benjamin, Brod Bagert, Greg Palast, Janeane Garofalo Narrator: Jerry Quickley, Greg Palast Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2006 ISBN: 9780743564298
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The bestselling author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy offers his most provocative and funniest book yet!

Greg Palast has spent the last thirty years getting the goods on corporate con men and political hucksters. Now he and his special guests cut through the TV news babytalk in Armed Madhouse. Armed with more than fifty classified documents and confidential memos, Palast brings you the stories not allowed in The New York Times, including:

Before invading, George Bush didn't have a secret plan to seize Iraq's oil -- he had two. Palast shows you both.

In "Who's Afraid of Osama Wolf?," Palast reveals the horror and humor of the War on Terror.

In "The Network," Palast gives you the skinny on the new global order -- and pushes Thomas Friedman over the edge of his Flat World.

It was Palast, for BBC TV, who first uncovered how Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris stole Election 2000. Now he tells you that Kerry won in 2004 -- and that 2008 is already fixed.

Who drowned New Orleans? Palast names names -- and adds some suggestions for fighting the new Class War.

Greg Palast speaks truth to power the only way you can -- by letting the facts speak for themselves. Get the straight story on what today's self-appointed Masters of the Universe have in store for you.

Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mesmerizing, if it weren't so depressing.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Upsets all the right people!”

    Noam Chomsky

  • “Courageous reporting.”

    Michael Moore

  • “The greatest investigative journalist in America.”

    Alan Chartock, NPR

  • “The type of investigative reporter you don’t see anymore—a cross between Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes.”

    Jim Hightower

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 2/15/2014

    " Amazing book. One of the best pieces of investigative journalism you will ever find. Read it. It will make you crazy, angry, and blow your mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 2/14/2014

    " Pissed me off. Had to put it down to lower my blood pressure. Must read for those that want to know where are the WMDs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ray | 2/13/2014

    " The book details many of the down sides of the Bush presidency, going back to many documented and some new reports of election fraud from the 2000 and 2004 elections. Some of the economic theories and free trade discussions need a little more explaination, and other policy failure discussions of the past eight years have been discussed enough over the years so that it's no longer breaking news. Book has become somewhat dated following the 2008 election. Obama is in, and Bush is out, and it's time to move on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karenfiorito | 2/12/2014

    " The best investigative reporter around today. Everyone should have to read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/6/2014

    " Greg Palast is one of the last true journalists around - he actually does the long, laborious research, asks the ugly questions to people with something to hide, and then exposes the ugly, sordid mess in it's stark and acrid totality. Budding journalists must often hear of journalistic principles and the high standards they must live up to, but for my money, Palast is one of the ONLY members of his profession who strives to live up to those lofty principles of being a true and faithful servant of the public and an unbiased and uncorrupted member of the press - an indispensable arm of any democratic and open society which has the maturity to face itself and its problems. This man should be a hero to budding journalists and believers in democracy and the first amendment, and he inspires me to work towards a fairer, freer and more open world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven Salaita | 1/24/2014

    " This is an engaging read. Palast uncovers and presents all kinds of governmental malfeasance. He's a jovial writer, though his subject-matter is outrageous and disgusting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Tamarin | 1/20/2014

    " Amazing book, amazing journalism and reporting, Palast's writing will shock you with his tales of Republican evil-doers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 1/18/2014

    " required reading for every high school and college student. this will force you to think! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bird | 1/15/2014

    " blah blah paranoid shrieking blah blah. treats readers as dolts and the author as smirking savant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane | 1/15/2014

    " This is one of the most well-researched books that I've read. Greg Palast really did his homework. He challenges conventional wisdom and I have to say most people need to read this book, especially if they think they "know" what's going on in the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nonconformist48072 | 1/1/2014

    " Great info. Keep yourself informed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 12/21/2013

    " Dark, funny and depressing. Near as I can tell, folks don't want to know the truth, because it hurts too much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica Zimmerman | 12/7/2013

    " good military documentation of war "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 7/2/2013

    " Greg Palast is a great writer and this is an extraordinary piece of work. This book discusses various controversial topics. I'd recommend this book for anyone looking to read another side of current events. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grace Krilanovich | 2/4/2013

    " kind of barfy hardboiled writing style. Don't believe the New Yorker blurb on the cover: "Armed Madhouse is great fun!" It is horrifying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Srikanth | 12/29/2012

    " like not so focused, but, he's the Guardian UK's zaniest American investigative journalist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad keil | 12/26/2012

    " Remember how Bush lied about why we should go to war with Iraq? Read this and find out so much more... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla | 11/11/2012

    " Greg Palast books are must-read if you care about what is happening in the world and the people in it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yana Ehmm... | 9/25/2012

    " All about the future potential energy, USA want all!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Poung | 3/26/2012

    " It's good information. However, we need more solutions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Wert | 2/21/2012

    " I challenge you to read this book and NOT get angry. I enjoyed Greg Palast's last book - The Best Democracy Money Can Buy - and this one shows that the Bush Administration continues to grow more arrogant in their abuse of power. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roderick Mickle | 9/4/2011

    " This book is fun and terrifying at the same time - humans can be read bastards, especially when they have a modecum of power. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Harris | 6/25/2011

    " really interesting book for democrats and republicans. definitely puts the iraq war in new perspective - especially for those who already dislike bush "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valentine | 2/23/2011

    " Perhaps it might benefit America if Mr Palast became a political advisor in the White House but under the guidance and reporting only to the voters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 10/21/2010

    " This is an engaging read. Palast uncovers and presents all kinds of governmental malfeasance. He's a jovial writer, though his subject-matter is outrageous and disgusting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 3/27/2010

    " Excellent if for no other reason that no one else does reporting like this. Palast, along with Bill Moyers and Amy Goodman are bulwarks against the insanity that is corporate media. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 2/24/2010

    " The information within is awesome, eye-opening, and necessary for every American to know... however, Palast's writing style teeters on the amateurish often which loses it some stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 2/4/2010

    " Dark, funny and depressing. Near as I can tell, folks don't want to know the truth, because it hurts too much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 columbialion | 1/11/2010

    " No holds barred examination of American society "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doug | 10/4/2009

    " I finally threw in the towel without finishing the book, perhaps because I'm just burnt out on revelations of the cronyism, inside dealing and disgraceful and despicable actions of the whole cabal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liam | 6/17/2009

    " Again, truth from a hated journalist. Excellent read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 2/18/2009

    " My favorite book on the insanity and calculating deception of the Bush administration "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/24/2009

    " Should be required reading for junior high/high school! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 12/5/2008

    " Here is a wonderful read for anyone who still doubts the complete lack of competence the bush administration has shown us time and again. "

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About the Narrator
"A cross between Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes" (Jim Hightower), Greg Palast turned his skills to journalism after two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud and racketeering. A persona non-grata in the United States, Palast's reports have been exiled to BBC's top current affairs show, Newsnight, and England's Guardian newspapers. He is a Patron of the Trinity College Philosophical Society, an honor previously held by Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde.