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Without Precedent

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The untold story of how the 9/11 Commission overcame partisanship and bureaucracy to produce its acclaimed report.
From the beginning, the 9/11 Commission found itself facing obstacles -- the Bush administration blocked its existence for months, the first co-chairs resigned right away, the budget was limited, and a polarized Washington was suspicious of its every request.
ebook, 287 pages
Published August 15th 2006 by Knopf Publishing Group (first published 2006)
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The USAF originally gave an incorrect timeline of events to the commission, but when the commission gave it its own timeline, the USAF agreed with it; the commission did not pursue the question, where the original wrong timeline came from. Do these idiots realize that when they do the CYA routine, they pour water on the mills of conspiracy theorists?
973.931 K How the commission was created, how the information was found to come up with the conclusions it reached written by the two heads of the commission. Thoughtful and interesting
Kean & Hamilton take you behind the scenes of the 9/11 Commission. They don't dish the dirt, & bureaucratic minutia is heavy, but it is an interesting account.
interesting read - revealing as to many of the myths throuwn around out there
Nov 18, 2008 Tessa rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Political Books
Recommended to Tessa by: Jon Stewart
Shelves: culture, history, politics
This was really interesting, but a little slow (yuk yuk).
Michael Burke
A fascinating look inside the work of the 9/11 commission.
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