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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (914 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ron Suskind Narrator: Edward Herrmann Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2006 ISBN: 9780743561730
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind takes you deep inside America's real battles in the "war on terror," in a riveting work of narrative nonfiction, filled with exclusive, historically significant disclosures that will echo across America and the world

The One Percent Doctrine is the deeply classified core of America's real playbook: a default strategy, designed by Dick Cheney, that has driven everything -- from war in Afghanistan to war in Iraq to the global search for jihadists -- since September 11, 2001. Suskind tells us what actually occurred over the next three years by tracing the steps of the officials who oversee the "war on terror" and the men and women who are actually fighting the fight. The internal battles between these two teams reveal everything about what America faces, and what it has done, in this age of terror.

Who is actually running U.S. foreign policy? Is there an operational cell, armed with WMDs, inside the United States? Have some of the world's most dangerous terrorists -- including leaders of al Qaeda -- been caught and accidentally released? Can America prevail in this struggle against enemies who are patient, ingenious, certain, and have clear tactical advantage?

With the unparalleled access to senior officials, past and present, that made The Price of Loyalty a #1 bestseller, Ron Suskind finally answers the questions that keep Americans awake at night, and reframes the debates that roil the globe. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 2/8/2014

    " A good inside look at the initial response to the 9/11 attacks and America's evolving effort to fight terrorism. Reveals frighteningly clearly why the Bush Adm., with Cheney as the puppetmaster, dragged us into the morasse we're in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jglhome | 1/31/2014

    " This may be my last war/9/11/Bush/Cheney book for a while. I'm starting to feel like a masochist. This book has all the gory details of Cheney's nefariousness, his determination to invade Iraq regardless of the fact that we knew Hussein did not have WMD, his determination to tell the world he did anyway, his elevation of action without reason or evidence to support it to policy, his insistence on corrupting the CIA and FBI and national security council to his ends, again regardless of fact etc. etc. And that's not even to mention how truly defenseless he knew the country to be against any real threat of terrorism -- either from loose nukes, or easily planted chemical weapons, or whatever. Enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig Fiebig | 1/28/2014

    " Great book with deeply disappointing content. It's one thing to ignore data in the course of making decisions. It's even worse to shed data that diminishes your view. I get how people were scared, how a one percent probability of an existential threat is "hard math" but this is beyond the pale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/21/2014

    " Lots of inside information, but kind of boring if you are not really into intellegence issues and iformation gathering. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B | 1/19/2014

    " Terrific sources take you inside the Bush Whitehouse and the intelligence community to our reactions and over-reactions to 911. Scary in the excesses and failures detailed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie Stein | 1/19/2014

    " The best clear explanation for why we're in the mess we are in. Tells the story clearly with a feeling of sympathy for decision makers with out absolving them of responsibility. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/16/2014

    " Helpful book to understand the radical foreign policy changes after 9/11 and particularly the "Cheney Doctrine" where even a 1% threat must be treated as a certainty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin Yaklin | 1/14/2014

    " I have a better understandiing of how we got into the WMD mess. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hugh Carson | 1/12/2014

    " Illustrates Cheney's Dr. Strangelovian lunacy at its best. Details the deconstruction of the Constitution utilizing the Orwellian fear methodology. Key reading for those who want to know WTF happened 2000-2008. For those who don't, "go shopping." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 1/3/2014

    " Very interesting look inside the CIA after 9/11 and how things changed. Kind of slow for me towards the middle, but pretty interesting nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hawkgrrrl | 11/24/2013

    " This book was great. Well-written and informative. Not unduly biased despite the topic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miguel | 11/16/2013

    " A must read for all interested in eliminating the terrorist threat. Dick Cheney would agree. Read the book and stop guessing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam W | 11/9/2013

    " Most likely to be required reading in collegiate Civics classes twenty years from now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor Kate Brown | 10/23/2013

    " Because I trust Suskind, and I want to scare the shit out of myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jarrod | 7/5/2013

    " The world sure is a messy place... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan | 6/26/2013

    " Started this one, couldn't finish it. Just not that interesting a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 6/18/2013

    " This book shed a lot of light on the decision-making process of the Bush administration where it pertains to the "war on terror". The terrorists have succeeded of course. You have greater odds of dying of an allergic reaction to aspirin, but everyone is so afraid of being killed by a terrorist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 5/31/2013

    " Scary what Dick Cheney was able to do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Edwards | 1/5/2013

    " An interesting, and somewhat disturbing view of how the zeal to keep America safe of Dick Cheney, and several other White House officials during the Bush Administration, led them to abandon many basic principals of morality, ethics, and common sense. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen | 12/23/2012

    " I can't stand this "Docurama" writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 10/27/2012

    " This book is simply brilliant. One of the best accounts of the Bush administration's policies in the war on terror that I have read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Casper | 12/13/2011

    " Good book on telling you the background issues and history to GWOT. Also it talks about Chenny's 1% doctrine and his control over the Whitehouse. I highly suggest this, to those who want to look at all facets in this period of american history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Golden | 8/14/2011

    " Great book about the inner workings of the Bush Administrations war on terrorism! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 5/24/2011

    " this book really suprized me by not being a hack job against buch and cheney, treats them both w/respect while dissagreeing w/them.

    Edward Herrmann is like James Earl Jones in that you Listen to every word. powerful, authoritative voice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor Kate | 1/5/2011

    " Because I trust Suskind, and I want to scare the shit out of myself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 6/6/2010

    " A good inside look at the initial response to the 9/11 attacks and America's evolving effort to fight terrorism. Reveals frighteningly clearly why the Bush Adm., with Cheney as the puppetmaster, dragged us into the morasse we're in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miguel | 1/11/2010

    " A must read for all interested in eliminating the terrorist threat. Dick Cheney would agree. Read the book and stop guessing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 7/2/2009

    " Scary what Dick Cheney was able to do. "

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About the Author

Ron Suskind is the author of The Way of the World, The One Percent Doctrine, The Price of Loyalty, and A Hope in the Unseen. From 1993 to 2000 he was the senior national affairs writer for The Wall Street Journal, where he won a Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Washington, D.C.

About the Narrator

Edward Herrmann (1943–2014) was one of America’s top audiobook narrators. He won multiple Earphones and Audie Awards, and his narration of the King James version of the Bible remains a benchmark in the industry.