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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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Help Us Empty Our Book Warehouse

By Robert Parry
September 18, 2010

One of the financial drains on us is the $195 a month that we have to pay to store our books at a warehouse in Arlington, Virginia. If you could help us reduce our backlog of books, we could move the remainder elsewhere and save that amount each month.

That is one of the reasons we're offering the three-book set (Lost History, Secrecy & Privilege, and Neck Deep) for the deeply discounted price of only $29 (postage included) for the first set. Each additional set is only $20 more.

We have set a goal of selling 1,000 sets and have succeeded in sending out three-quarters of that amount, leaving only about 250 sets to go. I've also agreed to commit to write a new book if the 1,000-set goal is met.

You can help us save money on the warehouse and lock me into my public commitment by helping us meet our target. You can make your order:

--By credit card (Mastercard/Visa) by going to our donation site and putting in a $29 charge. (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 any $29 “donation” is intended for a book order and ship it there. Or we’ll assume a $49 charge is for two three-book sets, etc. Non-U.S. orders should add $10 more for extra postage.)

--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 important history about the recent era. For instance,

--Lost History lays out the factual 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 an Orwellian propaganda apparatus that performed “perception management” on the American people.

--Secrecy & Privilege explains how George H.W. Bush rose to power through his service to Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal; describes Bush's bloody year as chief of the CIA; and exposes his secret effort to undermine President Jimmy Carter’s Iran-hostage talks in 1980.

--Neck Deep takes this remarkable story of the Bush Family's rise forward to George W. Bush seizing the highest office in land with the help of the Right’s powerful propaganda machinery, the systemic failure of the mainstream U.S. news media, and the coup d’etat of Republican political cronies on the U.S. Supreme Court handing Bush the White House.

These solidly reported histories should be part of every library. And you can help by obtaining a set for yourself, a friend or a public or school library.

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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