Books on Presidential Lying

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

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."


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."


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."


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?"


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."