• Hubris

  • The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War
  • By: Michael Isikoff, David Corn
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-05-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (280 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What was really behind the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq? As George W. Bush steered the nation to war, who spoke the truth and who tried to hide it? This fast-paced, behind-the-scenes narrative tells the inside story of how the Bush administration used bad intelligence to sell and then justify the Iraq war. Veteran reporters Michael Isikoff and David Corn take the reader behind the scenes at the White House, the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department, and in Congress, where controversial decisions and turf battles were fought in and with the highest circles of the Bush administration.
Hubris connects the dots between George W. Bush's determination to get rid of Saddam Hussein, the role of neoconservatives in pushing the case for war, and the outing of a CIA officer, which led to the indictment of a top White House official. It's a news-making account of conspiracy, backstabbing, ineptitude, and, perhaps most especially, arrogance.
©2006 Michael Isikoff and David Corn (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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Critic Reviews

Audie Award Finalist, Judges' Award: Politics, 2007
"Many critics of the Iraq War have highlighted the ideological drive behind the invasion. Fewer have grappled with the more complex question of why it was impossible for skeptics, doubters, and more scrupulous analysts to stop it. Isikoff and Corn enable us to understand better how this devastating policy tragedy played out." (The Washington Post's Book World)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Tim on 09-10-13

GW's Hoax

As I read more about the Iraq War and how President Bush and his administration tried to sell the public that we needed to go to war, "Hubris" was a upsetting read. It is not because the book was poorly written, but it just made me upset how much false advertising there was at supporting this war.

The White House made us all gullible at supporting something that wasn't there in the first place. It just makes you wonder on how many other wars wasn't necessary to march to.

It is illegal to shout out fire in a crowded theater as a joke. George W. Bush pretty much hoaxed the entire world on the Iraq War.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Pamela on 12-19-06


If you want to learn the truth about Iraq and enjoy a book at the same time. Read this. It's excellent and gives the truth to what happened over there.

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17 of 21 people found this review helpful

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