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The Resource To start a war : how the Bush Administration took America into Iraq, Robert Draper

To start a war : how the Bush Administration took America into Iraq, Robert Draper

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To start a war : how the Bush Administration took America into Iraq
Title
To start a war
Title remainder
how the Bush Administration took America into Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Robert Draper
Title variation
How the Bush Administration took America into Iraq
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Even now, after more than fifteen years, it is hard to see the invasion of Iraq through the cool, considered gaze of history. For too many people, the damage is still too palpable, and still unfolding. Most of the major players in that decision are still with us, and few are not haunted by it, in one way or another. Perhaps that combination, the passage of the years and the still unresolved trauma, explains why so many protagonists opened up so fully for the first time to Robert Draper. Draper's prodigious reporting has yielded scores of important new revelations, from the important to the merely absurd. As a whole, the book paints a vivid and indelible picture of a decision-making process that was fatally compromised, by a combination of post-9/11 fear and paranoia, rank naïveté, craven groupthink, and a set of actors with idées fixes who gamed the process relentlessly. Everything was believed; nothing was true. The intelligence failure was comprehensive. Draper's fair-mindedness and deep understanding of the principal actors suffuse his account, as does a storytelling genius that is close to sorcery. No one is cheap-shotted here, which makes the ultimate conclusion all the more damning. In the spirit of Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August and Marc Bloch's Strange Defeat, To Start A War will stand as the definitive account of a collective process that arrived at evidence that would prove to be not just dubious but entirely false, driven by imagination rather than a quest for truth--evidence to drive a verdict that led to hundreds of thousands of deaths and a flood tide of chaos in the Middle East that shows no signs of ebbing"--
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Draper, Robert
Dewey number
956.7044/310973
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.757
LC item number
.D73 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Bush, George W.
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Military Policy
  • HISTORY / Military / Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch
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To start a war : how the Bush Administration took America into Iraq, Robert Draper
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-461) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1164696887
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 480 pages
Isbn
9780525561040
Lccn
2020001715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1164696887
Label
To start a war : how the Bush Administration took America into Iraq, Robert Draper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-461) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1164696887
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 480 pages
Isbn
9780525561040
Lccn
2020001715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1164696887

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