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ISBN: 0471745944

ISBN13: 9780471745945

The Halliburton Agenda: The Politics of Oil and Money

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The author of the bestseller The Iron Triangle untangles a web of political back scratching in one of the world's most powerful companies Halliburton-a Texas oil-field company Dick Cheney ran before he became Vice President-has courted controversy for the better part of the twentieth century, but only recently has it received intense media scrutiny. In The Halliburton Agenda, Halliburton and its subsidiaries form the foundation of a fascinating story...

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Texas Politics--Money and Power

"The Halliburton Agenda" is much more than a book about an enormously powerful contemporary company. This book presents the story of Kellogg, Brown & Root (now an important subsidiary of Halliburton) set in the rough and raw world of Texas politics where money breeds arrogance, power and corruption. The takeover of that firm by Halliburton, a historically different kind of company, explains how Halliburton gained the expertise to exploit political connections and become the influential epitome of "access capitalism." This is political science, industrial history and the history of the nation wrapped in one excellently written work. It grabs your interest, wraps up loose ends of history, and expands your national perspective.

Thank you, Mr. Briody

Thanks are needed to Dan Briody for writing this insightful, compelling, and truthful tale about the long and fascinating history of Halliburton. Voters need to read this book before the election in November. It is a moral imperative.

Well Researched and Very Informative

Dan Briody has done his research. He provides a thorough and thought-provoking account of Halliburton and its subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root. Briody takes us from Halliburton's earliest historical context to its current influence. If you want to be educated on the influence of business on politics, this is a must read.

An Unholy Trinity Revealed

Who could believe the clandestine relationships betweeen big business, politics and the armed forces could exists to this degree outside of a Tom Clancy novel, but Briody reveals through careful research that indeed it does. This book was a real eye opener!

Digs deep!

Briody has done an excellent job of proving a full accounting of Halliburton and it's subsidiary, Kellogg Brown & Root, to uncover the dark side of capitalism and democracy -- where there is no competition and all the benefits of democracy accrue to one company. That the public, politicians, and even the Pentagon haven't seen the dangers here is baffling. Hopefully this book will help open more eyes.
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