Books on Presidential Lying

Highlighted in "Untruth and Consequences" by Carl M. Cannon

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The Politics of Lying, by David Wise (Random House)

"David Wise, a former White House correspondent turned investigative reporter, tapped into widespread public disgust in [t]his catalog of presidential untruths."

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Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life , by Sissela Bok (Vintage)

"A touchstone, since its 1978 publication, for those seeking to examine the morality and the social costs of lying."

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The Lies of George W. Bush , by David Corn (Three Rivers Press)

"To me, Corn's book reads like an anti-Bush polemic, especially when it calls the president's veracity into question over issues that seem more about Bush's conservative governance... Corn is scrupulous about the facts, however."

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Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, by Al Franken (Dutton)

"How did Bush go in the public eye from truth teller to prevaricator in chief?"

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When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences , by Eric Alterman (Penguin)

"The liberal political journalist attempts to raise the bar on when a commander in chief can dissemble."

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