Michael Isikoff

1 Russian Roulette

Author : Michael Isikoff & David Corn
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2018-03-13
Description :  <b>The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the U.S. election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency.</b><b><br /></b> RUSSIAN ROULETTE is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After U.S.-Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the global stage, Moscow trained its best hackers and trolls on U.S. political targets and exploited WikiLeaks to disseminate information that could affect the 2016 election.<br /><br />The Russians were wildly successful and the great break-in of 2016 was no "third-rate burglary." It was far more sophisticated and sinister -- a brazen act of political espionage designed to interfere with American democracy. At the end of the day, Trump, the candidate who pursued business deals in Russia, won. And millions of Americans were left wondering, what the hell happened? This story of high-tech spying and multiple political feuds is told against the backdrop of Trump's strange relationship with Putin and the curious ties between members of his inner circle -- including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn -- and Russia.<br /><br />RUSSIAN ROULETTE chronicles and explores this bizarre scandal, explains the stakes, and answers one of the biggest questions in American politics: How and why did a foreign government infiltrate the country's political process and gain influence in Washington?

2 Hubris

Author : Michael Isikoff & David Corn
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books  History  Military 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2006-09-08
Description :  <b>The real story behind the investigation of Iraq, and the basis for the MSNBC documentary of the same name hosted by Rachel Maddow<br /></b><br />Filled with news-making revelations that made it a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, <i>Hubris</i> takes us behind the scenes at the White House, CIA, Pentagon, State Department, and Congress to show how George W. Bush came to invade Iraq--and how his administration struggled with the devastating fallout.<br /><br /><i>Hubris</i> connects the dots between Bush's expletive-laden outbursts at Saddam Hussein, the bitter battles between the CIA and the White House, the fights within the intelligence community over Saddam's supposed weapons of mass destruction, the outing of an undercover CIA officer, and the Bush administration's misleading sales campaign for war. Written by veteran reporters Michael Isikoff and David Corn, this is an inside look at how a president took the nation to war using faulty and fraudulent intelligence. It's a dramatic page-turner and an intriguing account of conspiracy, backstabbing, bureaucratic ineptitude, journalistic malfeasance, and arrogance.

3 Uncovering Clinton

Author : Michael Isikoff
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  1999-03-30
Description :  "I realized something that should have been apparent to me much earlier: I was in the middle of a plot to get the president."<br /><br />A quarter of a century after Woodward and Bernstein's history-making expose <i>All the President's Men</i> stunned the nation by capturing the Nixon presidency in the throes of turmoil, <i>Newsweek</i> reporter Michael Isikoff gives us an equally explosive and surprisingly suspenseful behind-the-scenes account of his investigative role in the scandals that have rocked President Clinton's second term and led to the historic vote for impeachment that will define his presidency.<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;<br />Isikoff, who is credited with breaking the Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Monica Lewinsky stories, is universally acknowledged as the leading reporter who brought to light the incredible revelations about Clinton's personal and political lives that have consumed this country and shocked the world. As a reporter for the <i>Washington Post</i>&#xa0;&#xa0;and <i>Newsweek,</i> Isikoff has established himself as an astute observer and chronicler of Clinton's conduct throughout his presidency, following a trail of presidential misconduct from Little Rock, Arkansas, to the Oval Office. But Isikoff also unwittingly became a primary character in the unfolding Clinton drama. This is a story only he could tell, a gripping narrative of how one journalist went from battling skeptical editors and a formidable White House spin machine in his quest for the truth about Clinton to becoming a central participant in one of the biggest scandals in American political history.<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;<br />Featuring a cast of bizarre characters who make this book as entertaining to read as a novel, <b>Uncovering Clinton</b> is also a nuanced and scrupulously fair account with a wealth of never-before-told information about the major players and events in the Clinton scandals, including:<br />The real reasons why some <i>Washington Post</i> reporters and editors believed Paula Jones's story from the start--and why Isikoff's story nonetheless was later killed before it ran.<br />How George Stephanopolous covered for Clinton as Isikoff pursued the Paula Jones story.<br />How Lucianne Goldberg's private notebook and tapes of her phone calls with Linda Tripp show that while Tripp was crying "victim" to the press, she was really plotting to bring down the president and betray Monica Lewinsky--and write a book about it all.<br />The real truth behind Hillary Clinton's oft-cited "vast right-wing conspiracy"--a coterie of right-wing lawyers known as "the elves" who secretly wrote the Jones legal briefs and arranged to bring the Lewinsky story to Ken Starr's office and to public light.<br />How Linda Tripp manipulated Ken Starr's prosecutors into launching a criminal investigation into the Lewinsky matter while withholding critical information, including her repeated contacts with Isikoff.<br /><br />Isikoff had no agenda when he started investigating President Clinton's conduct&#xa0;&#xa0;other than to get at the truth.&#xa0;&#xa0;Now, after accomplishing a remarkable case of journalistic detective work, Isikoff gives us something even more significant: a work that illuminates the psychologically troubling behavior of a president, an Administration that has enabled his actions, a motley crew of Clinton-haters who would stop at nothing to topple the president, and a rapidly changing media grappling with the ever-shifting boundaries between public and private behavior. <b>Uncovering Clinton</b> will surely be the definitive account of our nation's biggest political scandal since Watergate.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

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