The man who pushed America to war: the extraordinary life, adventures, and obsessions of Ahmed Chalabi

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This is the true story of Ahmad Chalabi, fraudster, statesman, banker, math whiz and aesthete, whose legendary charisma and charm - and almost hypnotic powers of persuasion - helped propel the United States to war in Iraq. This extraordinary investigative biography - written by an Emmy Award-winning journalist who works for NBC's Investigative Unit - exposes massive white-collar mischief, sophisticated international espionage operations, and political intrigue spanning the globe from Tehran to Texas. Chalabi was a shrewd Iraqi Arab from a family of Shiite bankers. Aram Roston tracked down forgotten Chalabi business partners and friends and dug through the records from courthouses around the world. The book reveals how this convicted felon, fugitive from justice in Jordan, and ally of the Iranian government managed to charm and influence the top leaders fo the United States, including US senators like John McCain. The book has the inside story of Chalabi's pre-war propaganda operations the exclusive details of Chalabi's financial dealings and political access.
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subject_facet Biographies, Chalabi, Ahmad, -- 1944-, Chalabi, Ahmad, -- 1944-2015, Electronic books, Iraq -- Politics and government -- 1991-2003, Iraq War, 2003-2011, Shiites -- Iraq -- Biography, Statesmen -- Iraq -- Biography
title_display The man who pushed America to war : the extraordinary life, adventures and obsessions of Ahmed Chalabi
title_full The man who pushed America to war : the extraordinary life, adventures and obsessions of Ahmed Chalabi / by Aram Roston, The man who pushed America to war [electronic resource] : the extraordinary life, adventures, and obsessions of Ahmed Chalabi / Aram Roston
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title_sub the extraordinary life, adventures, and obsessions of Ahmed Chalabi
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