Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & 'Project Truth'

by Robert Parry (Author)

Book Description
- Lost History is a kind of All the President's Men in reverse. As that
journalistic classic followed Woodward and Bernstein exposing Watergate, Lost
History is the inside story of reporters who broke the key stories of the
Iran-contra scandal. But instead of basking in praise, they paid a high personal
price. In a larger sense, Lost History explains how the Washington press corps
of the 1980s missed or under-reported many of the major scandals of the era,
from the dirty secret of Nicaraguan contra-cocaine trafficking to the Guatemalan
army's genocide against Mayan Indians. Not only does Lost History recover this
important historical record from the government's secret files, but it shows how
the decade of the 1980s was the missing link in the transformation of the
Washington press corps from the glory days of Watergate to the tawdry tabloid
moments of Monica Lewinsky. This is a book not only about "lost history" but
about a political system that has lost its way.

About the Author
Robert Parry, an award-winning investigative journalist, broke many of the
stories now known as the Iran-contra affair, including the first story about
Oliver North's secret network and the first story about Nicaraguan
contra-cocaine trafficking. While working for The Associated Press, Newsweek and
PBS Frontline, Parry covered the political intrigue of Washington and
international hotspots from Iran to Haiti, from Israel to Nicaragua.

Product Details

Paperback: 305 pages
Publisher: Media Consortium; 1 edition (July 1, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1893517004



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