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.

SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE INQUIRY INTO THE TREATMENT OF DETAINEES IN U.S. CUSTODY, Dec. 11, 2008
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.
To obtain a copy of this book, visit its Web site at http://www.aliceinbushland.com/.

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.org: MOVEON'S 50 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR COUNTRY: How to Find Your Political Voice and Become a Catalyst for Change - by MoveOn.org

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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