The Man Who Pushed America to War

The Extraordinary Life, Adventures and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi


By Aram Roston

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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 of 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. Request Desk/Exam Copy


On Sale
Dec 31, 2008
Page Count
400 pages
Bold Type Books

Aram Roston

About the Author

Aram Roston is an Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter who has worked as a producer at the NBC Nightly News investigative unit, a correspondent for CNN, and a New York City police reporter. He specializes in covering national security, law enforcement, and white collar crime and corruption. He has reported from around the world. His work has been published in Maclean’s, the Nation, the London Observer, GQ, Mother Jones, and Washington Monthly.

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