From Editor Robert Parry: The new edition of my book, Trick or Treason: The 1980 October Surprise Mystery, is just back from the printers. It tells the remarkable story of political and intelligence intrigue that surrounded America’s pivotal 1980 election.
This new edition not only recounts my PBS-Frontline investigation into this historic case but has a new afterword bringing up to date the mystery of whether Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush did conspire with Iranian extremists to delay the release of 52 American hostages to assure President Carter’s defeat, an act close to treason.
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Robert Parry is a longtime investigative reporter who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for the Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. He founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 to create an outlet for well-reported journalism that was being squeezed out of an increasingly trivialized U.S. news media.