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The Unarmed Truth: My Fight to Blow the Whistle and Expose Fast and Furious

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A hard-hitting inside account of the Fast and Furious scandal—the government-sponsored program intended to “win the drug war” by providing and tracking gun sales across the border to Mexico—from whistle-blower and ATF agent John Dodson.

After the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, John Dodson pulled bodies out of the wreckage at the Pentagon. In 2007, following the shoot
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by Threshold Editions
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Scott Rhee
It's a shame that U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry had to lose his life before the myopia, incompetence, and complete negligence of the ATF and the Justice Department---as evident in the now-famous "Fast and Furious" case that recently made national news---was brought to light. It's a shame, a tragedy, and a travesty all rolled in to one, but what's even more tragic is that Brian Terry has now been quickly forgotten by an apathetic general public, spurred on by a worthless news media that ca ...more
If it weren't for John Dodson, the public would never have found out the truth about ATF gunwalking and how it led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. John's perspective on life at ATF is both entertaining and insightful, while his larger tale of deciding to blow the whistle--and living with the repercussions--is both inspiring and instructive. Like other whistleblowers, John put his career and his entire reputation on the line to do the right thing. This is a fantastic book.
Darryl Parks
Mar 29, 2014 Darryl Parks rated it really liked it
Overall I must admit I really enjoyed the book. The first few chapters started out slow which is why it is not 5 stars. Mr. Dodson starts with telling his past, which is not why I bought the book, but that being said it was very informative and gave a surprisingly fair and accurate account of the situation surrounding 'Fast and Furious'. I also found very non-political which I enjoyed as it added credence to the book. The book does detail the incompetence (and I'd say corruption) and problems in ...more
Mark Holencik
Mar 21, 2015 Mark Holencik rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed this book. I have worked for people that you had to do things that did not make sense. They would defend their orders with the same lunacy.

It just shows that our government can do anything it wants when it wants. We can slow it down sometimes, but we can not stop it. Fill out the right paperwork and you can get around anything.

You have to wonder how many people's lives have been destroyed by other people covering up their own mistakes instead of just admitting their mistakes a
Oct 29, 2015 Yisel rated it really liked it
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As the wife of a BP agent who still remembers vividly the day I got the call from my husband to inform me of Brian Terry's death and the grief and mourning that permeated throughout the entire Border Patrol community, this book was personal and hit close to home. My husband puts his life at risk in the very same hills and mountains where this book takes place. It could have been him and tears of anger and sadness flowed freely. First at the unnecessary loss of Brian Terry's life, which could hav ...more
Jun 22, 2014 Giovanna rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy the book. it was the best book I read because it talks about a man that's willing to justice for Brian terry and for those that have suffered from gun trafficking. It also talks about how a man came to right terms and revealed secrets of the ATF. It also, tell me that even the best goverments has loose ends but theirs a way to stop it. As long as people like John comes forward.
Fredrick Danysh
May 30, 2016 Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it
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Dodson is the BATF agent that blew the whistle to Congress and the Media on the Obama's misguided gun sting operation that put so-called assault weapons in the hands of drug cartels and criminals and resulted in the death of a Border Patrol agent using one one these guns. He documents the advice of rank and file agents against the program and the resulting coverup by the Obama administration afterwards. A must read for anyone concerned about the misuse and abuse of power. I read this one on Meme ...more
Irving B Shetzler
Great book

John Dodson is a true hero in my opinion. He stood up for what was right. From the bottom of my heart I thank you very much and wish you all the best.
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