Voter Quoter Books

Books quoted

THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States - by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks, 2004
The entire report is available online.

The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction: Report to the President of the United States, March 31, 2005 - by Laurence Silberman, Charles Robb, et al.
The entire report is available online.

The report is available online.

LIES AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM - by Al Franken, Dutton, 2003

DICK, THE MAN WHO IS PRESIDENT - by John Nichols, The New Press, 2004

AN ORDINARY PERSON'S GUIDE TO EMPIRE - by Arundhati Roy, South End Press, 2004

CRIMES AGAINST NATURE: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy - by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., HarperCollins Publishers, 2004

ALICE IN BUSHLAND: Fact and Fantasy in the Bush Administration - by Peggy Wireman, 2004
Several episodes are available online here along with more quotations selected for Voter Quoter by the author.
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A WORLD TRANSFORMED - by George H. W. Bush & Brent Scowcroft, Alfred A. Knopf, 1998

WORSE THAN WATERGATE: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush - by John W. Dean, Little, Brown and Co., 2004

HOW MUCH ARE YOU MAKING ON THE WAR DADDY? A Quick and Dirty Guide to War Profiteering in the Bush Administration - by William D. Hartung, Nation Books, 2003

MOYERS ON AMERICA: A Journalist and His Times - by Bill Moyers, The New Press, 2004
The book's first essay, "This Is Your Story. Pass It On.", has been made available online by The Texas Observer as a 8/13/2004 feature article, and an earlier version of "Which America Will We Be Now?" is available online as publised in The Nation, 11/1/2001.

THE ESSENTIAL AMERICA: Our Founders and the Liberal Tradition - by George McGovern, Simon and Schuster, 2004

INTELLIGENCE MATTERS: The CIA, the FBI, Saudi Arabia, and the Failure of America's War on Terror - by Senator Bob Graham & Jeff Nussbaum, Random House, 2004
An excerpt from Chapter 15, "Discoveries in San Diego", is available online. Salon interview.

THE LIES OF GEORGE W. BUSH: Mastering the Politics of Deception - by David Corn, Crown Publishing Group, 2003

HOMEGROWN DEMOCRAT: A Few Plain Thoughts From the Heart of America - by Garrison Keillor, Viking Books, 2004
Chapters 1-4 are available online.

THE SHAME OF THE NATION: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America - by Jonathan Kozol, Crown Publishing Group, 2005.

Books not quoted - alphabetical by author

Bacevich: THE LIMITS OF POWER: The End of American Exceptionalism - by Andrew Bacevich, Metropolitan Books, Aug. 2008

Bacevich: THE NEW AMERICAN MILITARISM: How Americans Are Seduced by War - by Andrew Bacevich, Oxford University Press, 2005

Baker: THE CONSERVATIVE NANNY STATE: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer - by Dean Baker, LULU, 2006

Bamford: A Pretext for War - by James Bamford, Anchor, 2005

Brinkley: TOUR OF DUTY: John Kerry and the Vietnam War - by Douglas Brinkley, HarperCollins Publishers, 2004

Briody: THE IRON TRIANGLE: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group - by Dan Briody, John Wiley & Sons, 2003
Author interview. Sample pages are available online.

Brouwer: ROBBING US BLIND: The Return of the Bush Gang and the Mugging of America - by Steve Brouwer, Common Courage Press, 2004

Byrd: LOSING AMERICA: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency - by Robert C. Byrd

Carroll: HOUSE OF WAR: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power - by James Carroll, Houghton Mifflin, 2006

Chomsky: HEGEMONY OR SURVIVAL: America's Quest for Global Dominance - by Noam Chomsky, Henry Holt and Co., 2003

Clarke: AGAINST ALL ENEMIES: Inside America's War on Terror - by Richard Clarke, 2004

Conason: IT CAN HAPPEN HERE: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush - by Joe Conason, Thomas Dunne Books, 2007

Dowd: BUSHWORLD: Enter at Your Own Risk - by Maureen Dowd, Putnam Publishing Group, 2004

Dreyfuss: Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam - by Robert Dreyfuss, Owl Books, Aug. 2006

Frank: WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America - by Thomas Frank, 2004

Friedman: The War I Always Wanted: The Illusion of Glory and Reality of War - by Brandon Friedman, Zenith Press, 2007

Galbraith: The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too by James K. Galbraith, Free Press, Aug. 2008

Galbraith: Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened America's Enemies - by Peter W. Galbraith, Simon and Schuster, 2008

Giffey: LONG SHADOWS: Veterans Paths to Peace - edited by David Giffey, Atwood Publishing, 2006

Goodman: Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times - by Amy Goodman and David Goodman, Hyperion, 2008

Goodman: THE EXCEPTION TO THE RULERS: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers and the Media That Love Them - by Amy Goodman and David Goodman, Hyperion, 2004. (An excerpt is available online concerning the Carlyle Group.)

Gordon: WINNING THE RIGHT WAR: The Path to Security for America and the World, by Philip H. Gordon, Times Books - Henry Holt & Company, 2007

Gordon: Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor, Pantheon, 2006

Gore: THE ASSAULT ON REASON: How the Politics of Fear, Secrecy, and Blind Faith Subvert Wise Decision Making, Degrade Our Democracy, and Put Our Country and Our World in Peril - by Al Gore, The Penguin Press, May 22, 2007

Graubard: COMMAND OF OFFICE: How War, Secrecy and Deception Transformed the Presidency From Theodore Roosevelt To George W. Bush - by Stephen Graubard, Basic Books, 2004

Greenberg: THE TORTURE PAPERS: The Road to Abu Ghraib - by Karen J. Greenberg and Joshua L. Dratel, Cambridge University Press, Feb. 2005

Greenwald: WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR SOME: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful - by Glenn Greenwald, Metropolitan Books; Oct. 2011

Hedges: WAR IS A FORCE THAT GIVES US MEANING - by Chris Hedges, Anchor Books, 2003

Hersh: CHAIN OF COMMAND: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib - by Seymour Hersh, HarperCollins Publishers, 2004

Hightower: THIEVES IN HIGH PLACES: They've Stolen Our Country--And It's Time to Take It Back - by Jim Hightower, Viking, 2003

Huberman: THE BUSH-HATER'S HANDBOOK: A Guide to the Most Appalling Presidency of the Past 100 Years - edited and introduced by Jack Huberman, Nation Books, 2004

Huffington: Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe - by Arianna Huffington, Knopf, 2008

Ivins: BUSHWACKED: Life in George W. Bush's America - by Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose

Jamail: Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq - by Dahr Jamail, Haymarket Books, Oct. 2007

Jhally: HIJACKING CATASTROPHE: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of American Empire - by Sut Jhally and Jeremy Earp, Interlink Publishing, 2004

Karpinski: ONE WOMAN'S ARMY: The Commanding General of Abu Ghraib Tells Her Story - by Janis Karpinski and Steven Strasser, Miramax Books, Oct. 2005

Klare: BLOOD AND OIL: How America's Thirst for Petrol is Killing Us - by Michael Klare, Penguin Books Ltd, 2004

Klein: THE SHOCK DOCTRINE: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism - by Naomi Klein, Metropolitan Books, 2007

Krugman: THE GREAT UNRAVELING: Losing Our Way in the New Century - by Paul Krugman, Norton, 2004

Lapham: GAG RULE: On the Suppression of Dissent and Stifling Democracy - by Lewis H. Lapham

Lapham: PRETENSIONS TO EMPIRE: Notes on the Criminal Folly of the Bush Administration - by Lewis Lapham, The New Press, 2006

Lappe: TRUE LIES - by Anthony Lappe and Stephen Marshall with Ian Inaba, Penguin/Plume, 2004

Lewis: THE BUYING OF THE PRESIDENT 2004: Who's Really Bankrolling Bush and His Democratic Challengers and What They Expect in Return - by Charles Lewis and the Center for Public Integrity

Lewis: THE CHEATING OF AMERICA: How Tax Avoidance and Evasion by the Super Rich Are Costing the Country Billions--and What You Can Do About It - by Charles Lewis, Center for Public Integrity, and Bill Allison

Lindorff: THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING! Resisting the Disintegration of Democracy - by Dave Lindorff, Common Courage Press, 2004

Lynn: Piety & Politics: The Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom - by Barry Lynn, Harmony Books (Random House), Oct. 2006

Mayer: THE DARK SIDE: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals - by Jane Mayer, Doubleday, July 2008

McCoy: A QUESTION OF TORTURE: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror - by Alfred McCoy, Henry Holt and Co., 2006

Miller: Blood Money: Wasted Billions, Lost Lives, and Corporate Greed in Iraq - by T. Christian Miller, Little Brown and Co., 2006

Mooney: The Republican War on Science - by Chris Mooney, Basic Books, 2005 MOVEON'S 50 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR COUNTRY: How to Find Your Political Voice and Become a Catalyst for Change - by

Moyers: Moyers on Democracy - by Bill Moyers, Doubleday, 2008

Obama: THE AUDACITY OF HOPE: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream - by Barack Obama, Crown, 2006

Oliphant: UTTER INCOMPETENTS: Ego and Ideology in the Age of Bush - by Thomas Oliphant, Thomas Dunne Books, 2007

Olbermann: Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush Administration's War on American Values - by Keith Olbermann, Random House, 2007

Peterson: RUNNING ON EMPTY: How The Democratic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About It - by Peter G. Peterson

Phillips: AMERICAN DYNASTY: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush - by Kevin Phillips, 2004

Phillips: LOSING IRAQ: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco - by David L. Phillips, Westview Press, May 2005

Rampton: THE BEST WAR EVER: Lies, Damned Lies, and the Mess in Iraq - by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber, Tarcher/Penguin, 2006 [video clip]

Rothschild: YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS: Stories of America in an Age of Repression - by Matthew Rothschild, The New Press, 2007

Rubin: BRAVE NEW BALLOT: The Battle to Safeguard Democracy in the Age of Electronic Voting - by Aviel Rubin, Morgan Road Books, Sept. 2006

Savage: TAKEOVER: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy - by Charlie Savage, Little, Brown and Company, 2007

Scahill: BLACKWATER: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army - by Jeremy Scahill, Nation Books, Feb. 2007

Schecter: The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don't Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldn't - by Cliff Schecter, PoliPoint Press, 2008

Sharlet: C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy - by Jeff Sharlet, Little, Brown and Company, 2010

Smith: THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE: The Ingenious Insanity of Our Most Misunderestimated President - by Michael K. Smith & Matt Wuerker, Common Courage Press, 2004

Solomon: War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death - by Norman Solomon, Wiley, 2005

Soros: THE BUBBLE OF AMERICAN SUPREMACY: The Costs of Bush's War in Iraq - by George Soros, PublicAffairs, 2004
Chapter 4, The Iraqi Quagmire, is available online.

Suskind: THE PRICE OF LOYALTY: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill - by Ron Suskind, Simon & Schuster, Jan. 2004

Suskind: The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11 - by Ron Suskind, Simon & Schuster, June 2006

Trippi: THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED: Democracy, the Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything - by Joe Trippi, HarperCollins Publishers, 2004

Unger: HOUSE OF BUSH, HOUSE OF SAUD: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties - by Craig Unger, Scribner, 2004
Sample pages are available online.

vanden Heuvel: TAKING BACK AMERICA: And Taking Down the Radical Right - edited and introduced by Katrina vanden Heuvel and Robert L. Borosage, Nation Books, 2004

Vidal: IMPERIAL AMERICA: Reflections on the United States of Amnesia - by Gore Vidal, Nation Books, 2004

Wilson: FAIR GAME: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House - by Valerie Plame Wilson, Simon & Schuster, 2007

Wilson: THE POLITICS OF TRUTH: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity-A Diplomat's Memoir - by Joseph Wilson, Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2004

Wolcott: ATTACK POODLES AND OTHER MEDIA MUTANTS: The Looting of the News in a Time of Terror - by James Wolcott, Miramax, 2004

Wolf: THE END OF AMERICA: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot - by Naomi Wolf, Chelsea Green Publishing Co., 2007

Yglesias: Heads in the Sand: How the Republicans Screw Up Foreign Policy and Foreign Policy Screws Up the Democrats - by Matthew Yglesias, Wiley, 2008

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