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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (442 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Corn, Michael Isikoff Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Filled with news-making revelations that made it a New York Times bestseller, this fast-paced, behind-the-scenes narrative tells the inside story of how the Bush administration used bad intelligence to sell—and then justify—the Iraq war. Veteran reporters Michael Isikoff and David Corn take the listener behind the scenes at the White House, the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Congress, where controversial decisions and turf battles were fought in the highest circles of the Bush administration.

Hubris connects the dots between George W. Bush’s determination to get rid of Saddam Hussein, the role of the neoconservatives in pushing the case for war, and the outing of a CIA officer, which led to the indictment of a top White House official. It's a dramatic page-turner and an intriguing account of conspiracy, backstabbing, ineptitude, and, perhaps most especially, arrogance.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A bold and provocative book.”

    Tom Brokaw

  • “The most comprehensive account of the White House’s political machinations…Fascinating reading.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Indispensable…There have been many books about the Iraq War, and there will be many others before we are through. This one, however, pulls together with unusually shocking clarity the multiple failures of process and statecraft.”

    Washington Post

  • “Pulls together with unusually shocking clarity the multiple failures of process and statecraft that led so many people to persuade themselves that the evidence pointed to an active Iraqi program to develop weapons of mass destruction and that it was in the interests of the United States to overthrow Saddam Hussein.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “[Stefan Rudnicki’s] unhurried pace allows listeners to concentrate on the audiobook’s content. He doesn’t attempt to imitate the famous characters, but clever pauses highlight the quotes as the text makes it clear who is speaking. This ideal combination of well-written research with a skilled narrator produces a listening experience much greater than the simple sum of its parts.”

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  • Winner of an Audie Award in Audie Award
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Scott Miller | 2/19/2014

    " Seems like a number of books I read have to do with "what happened." (I have a bunch of engineering disaster books I have yet to add here.) I think my curiosity in that way led to reading this. It has a ton of detail, maybe too much for those not riveted by the subject, but it was strange and scary trip I found mesmerizing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steffie | 2/19/2014

    " Very well researched and seemingly an unbiased report of how the Iraq war really got started. I have learned to hope for more from the government of the USA, but to expect very little. I have learned that a group of men and women from all classes and walks of life, all apptitudes and skill levels can ....at any point...do better than the legal eagles and well heeled men and women on the hill. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jana | 1/30/2014

    " Isn't as well written as "Fiasco". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by chris mcdonald | 1/27/2014

    " I thought it was a good read, but it may not be for everyone. I found myself daydreaming through parts only to have to re-read the section. The author pieces together information that I have heard from separate sources into one book. If you know the key players then you may really enjoy the book, but there may be others out there that do a better job. "

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About the Author

Michael Isikoff is an award-winning investigative correspondent for Newsweek magazine. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Uncovering Clinton.