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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nick Schou Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781622315406
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The explosive story of the tragic death of Gary Webb, the newspaper reporter who committed suicide in 2004, and its connection to the CIA. His reporting on the so-called CIA-crack cocaine connection created a firestorm of controversy and his work was atta Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An impressive look at the intersection of clandestine government operations and a free press.”

    Booklist, starred review

  • “Gary Webb was the epitome of journalistic guts, but instead of winning a Pulitzer he was betrayed by his employers and slandered by his profession. Here is the true story, brilliantly if sadly told, of the reporter who unmasked one of the most evil conspiracies in American history.”

    Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums

  • “Gary Webb took on a historic task, to investigate a subject that is forbidden and secret. He glimpsed an essential truth, and two years later the CIA admitted even more. By then, Webb was discredited, disrespected, and destroyed by his own journalism community. His epic story, faithfully examined by Nick Schou, will never die until all the secrets he tried to probe are revealed.”

    Tom Hayden, political activist and author of The Port Huron Statement

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About the Author

Nick Schou is an award-winning investigative journalist with the OC Weekly who has also written for the LA Weekly, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the Washington City Paper. He is the author of Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and its Quest to Spread Peace, Love, and Acid to the World, The Weed Runners: Travels with the Outlaw Capitalists of America’s Medical Marijuana Trade, and Kill the Messenger: How the CIA’s Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb. He lives in Long Beach, California.

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone, an Audie Award winner, has consistently received high praise from critics and fans alike for his audiobook performances for over twenty years. He has performed on and off Broadway and in regional theaters. His television appearances include Law & Order, Against the Law, Guiding Light, and One Life to Live.