Today at the Emerald City Book Review Archive, I’m reposting one of my past nonfiction reviews in honor of Nonfiction November. Dark Money is a disturbing but essential read for anyone who wants to know what is going on behind the scenes of our public political discourse. Powerful forces are working to bend things in their favor, and the first step to changing this is to be informed. Author Jane Mayer has done the vitally important work of uncovering a history the players don’t want you to know, at no small personal risk.
8 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Dark Money”
What a great idea to share a non-fiction book this month, should have thought about it. My TBT was East of Eden.
Nice, I’d like to revisit my review of that one too. You might be interested in Steinbeck’s Journal of a Novel, which is the notes he took while writing East of Eden – fascinating insight into his writing process.
This sounds like a book I need to read. A book that others need to read. Maybe everyone…
Everyone really should read it.
I need to pick this one up but will my blood pressure be able to handle it…..?
Good question. Steel yourself for a disturbing read. But there’s nothing to be done about these forces without knowledge, so we have to inform ourselves.
Such a great review of an incredibly frustrating book! Not that it isn’t good—but all those awful, awful people.
Yes, it’s so horrible but the good thing is that they didn’t want us to know what they were doing, and thanks to Jane Mayer now we do.
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