• American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character

  • By: Diana West
  • Narrated by: Diana West
  • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-10-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Diana West
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.9 (48 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Russian influence" may have entered our national pop-consciousness in Election 2016, but it is the shiny, deceptive, contested, and buried X-factor of a century of wars in Washington. In American Betrayal, Diana West digs deep to uncover a body of lies that Americans have been led to regard as the near-sacred history of World War II and its Cold War aftermath.
Part real-life thriller, part national tragedy, American Betrayal lights up the massive, Moscow-directed penetration of America's most hallowed halls of power, revealing not just the familiar struggle between Communism and the Free World, but the hidden and unceasing war between those wishing to conceal the truth and those trying to expose the official web of lies.
American Betrayal is America's lost history, a chronicle that pits Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight David Eisenhower, and other American icons who shielded overlapping Kremlin-directed conspiracies against the investigators, politicians, defectors, and others (including Senator Joseph McCarthy) who tried to tell the American people the truth.
American Betrayal shatters the approved, "court histories" of an era that begins with FDR's first inauguration and ends when we "win" the Cold War. It is here, amid the rubble, where Diana West focuses on the World War II - Cold War deal with the devil in which America surrendered her principles in exchange for a series of Big Lies whose preservation is the basis of the tryanny of the "Swamp" today. It was this moral surrender to deception and self-deception, West argues, that sent us down the long road to moral relativism and "political correctness". In American Betrayal, Diana West shakes the historical record to bring down a new understanding not only of our past, but our present.
©2013 St. Martin's Press (P)2018 Diana West
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5 out of 5 stars
By Duane on 05-28-18

The Most Important Book of the Century!

Diana marshals a gargantuan amount of evidence not just from recently released VENONA cables and the Mitrokhin Archives that prove McCarthy was right and underestimated the scale of communist penetration of all our institutions so the left can shut up, but Diana also brings together the corroborating evidence from hundreds of witnesses and scholars to arrive at an even more shocking big picture than the partially released Venona cables. As she put it “Above a certain level of infiltration by the other side, a group, a body, or an institution is no longer viably ‘ours’; it’s ‘theirs.’ I believe the infiltration of the United States soared past that danger level to the point of de facto occupation, where national interest was no longer paramount but Soviet interests were.” If you want to understand the rolling coup d’etat by the deep communist-left state and the intelligence agencies against President Trump, read this book! It is perfectly narrated by the author. I cannot say enough good about her likely decade or more of research when I am typing this out on my iPhone in my car, being asked by Audible to review the book now.

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5 out of 5 stars
By jac on 04-24-18

True history of WWII &its consequences then & now

Would you consider the audio edition of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character to be better than the print version?

Apples to oranges. Both are essential. I like audio books, but like to own print versions of standouts like this one.

What did you like best about this story?

Its careful, thoughtful, detailed revealing of the suppressed historical record on WW II, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Alger Hiss, Lend-Lease and how all these factors combined to a US policy devoted to appeasing Stalin, which has the effect of trading a National Socialist dictator for an International Communist one. The story shows how the consequences of those actions are glaringly evident in today's appeasement policies toward's Islamic Jihadist and our increasingly PC/Marxist culture.

What about Diana West’s performance did you like?

West's narration is superb. Her pleasant, relaxed overall style of reading makes her occasional sarcastic inflections in some passages stand out as dramatically powerful to accent a particular point. Additionally, West uses an array of character choices to not only better highlight quotes, but to add entertainment value to an already fascinating, yet startling narrative.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Hard to pick just one. There were several. Of particular note was the revelation of how US troops were needlessly abandoned in the Pacific Theater of the war in order to execute Stalin's future plans of conquering Eastern Europe; George Racey Jordon's brave heroics; The Katyn Forest Massacre; the revelation that US planes were flying overhead and could have prevented some of the horrors of Auschwitz, how the war could have ended by 1943; but most startling of all was the revelation of how our US president allowed Stalin to keep up to 20,000 or so US POWs in brutal conditions with barely a fight, and has yet to own up to it.

Any additional comments?

I hope West narrates her other books and makes them available on Audible, soon.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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