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Age of Obama
Barack Obama's presidency

Bush End Game
George W. Bush's presidency since 2007

Bush - Second Term
George W. Bush's presidency from 2005-06

Bush - First Term
George W. Bush's presidency, 2000-04

Who Is Bob Gates?
The secret world of Defense Secretary Gates

2004 Campaign
Bush Bests Kerry

Behind Colin Powell's Legend
Gauging Powell's reputation.

The 2000 Campaign
Recounting the controversial campaign.

Media Crisis
Is the national media a danger to democracy?

The Clinton Scandals
Behind President Clinton's impeachment.

Nazi Echo
Pinochet & Other Characters.

The Dark Side of Rev. Moon
Rev. Sun Myung Moon and American politics.

Contra Crack
Contra drug stories uncovered

Lost History
America's tainted historical record

The October Surprise "X-Files"
The 1980 election scandal exposed.

From free trade to the Kosovo crisis.

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Must-Read Books Before Election 2010

By Robert Parry
September 6, 2010

As the United States enters the decisive phase of Election 2010, it’s important that the political context of the preceding three decades be understood by as many Americans as possible.

That is why we are offering the three-book set (Lost History, Secrecy & Privilege, and Neck Deep) in paperback for the sharply discounted price of only $29 (with additional sets just $20 each) -- and Neck Deep in hard cover alone for only $12.99.

Postage is free for U.S. orders and is now only $6 extra for non-U.S. orders.

You can take advantage of this special offer:  

--By credit card (Mastercard/Visa), by going to our donation site and putting in a $12.99 charge for Neck Deep alone or a $29 charge for the three-book set.

(You can follow up with an e-mail to to give us your mailing address, or if that address and the billing address for the credit card are the same, we’ll automatically assume that “donations” of those amounts are for the books and ship them there.)

--By PayPal, make a payment to our account which is named after our e-mail address: “” (Please include your mailing address in the PayPal message.)

--By check made out to The Media Consortium; Suite 102-231; 2200 Wilson Blvd.; Arlington, VA 22201.

These three books contain vital history about the recent era. For instance,

--Lost History (by Robert Parry) lays out the sordid record of CIA-tolerated drug trafficking by Ronald Reagan’s Nicaraguan contra rebels in the 1980s and the parallel story of how the Reagan administration built a domestic propaganda network for what it called “perception management.”

--Secrecy & Privilege (by Robert Parry) explains how George H.W. Bush rose to power, including his bloody year as chief of the CIA. The book also exposes his secret effort to undermine President Jimmy Carter’s Iran-hostage talks in 1980. And the book recounts how covert right-wing funding from abroad was used to influence U.S. public opinion.

--Neck Deep (by Robert, Sam and Nat Parry) takes the remarkable story of the Bush Family forward to George W. Bush's rise to power, examining the systemic failure of the mainstream U.S. news media and recounting the coup d’etat of Republican political cronies on the U.S. Supreme Court who handed Bush the White House. The book describes, too, the grim consequences that followed, war overseas and neglect at home.

As many Americans as possible should have access to these solidly reported histories before the elections on Nov. 2. You can help by obtaining a set for yourself, a friend or a public or school library.

Some of the proceeds also will go to keep alive for day-to-day coverage of the campaign.

Thanks so much for your support.

Robert Parry

Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. He founded in 1995 as the Internet's first investigative magazine. He saw it as a way to combine modern technology and old-fashioned journalism to counter the increasing triviality of the mainstream U.S. news media. 

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