Revealing Lost History
Ideal Use: politics, history, Iran-Contra, CIA programs
Through the 1980s and into the 1990s, investigative reporter Robert Parry broke many of the stories now known as the Iran-contra scandal. These articles included the first story about a then-obscure Marine officer named Oliver North; the first account of Nicaraguan contra drug trafficking; and the first stories detailing the White House cover-up of the Iran-contra scandal.
Parry’s other work -daily journalism, magazines, books, television news and the Internet- has landed him in hot spots from Port-au-Prince to Teheran, from Managua to Grenada, from Jerusalem to Washington.
Robert Parry is author of Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, The Press & Project Truth, a narrative published in 1999 about the journalistic struggles in the 1980s to expose the secrets of the Nicaraguan contra operation; and the administration’s counterattacks.
Parry’s other books are Fooling America: How Washington Insiders Twist the Truth and Manufacture the Conventional Wisdom, published in 1992; Trick or Treason: The October Surprise Mystery, published in 1993; and The October Surprise X-Files: The Hidden Origins of the Reagan-Bush Era, published in 1996.
Parry is the editor/publisher of IF Magazine; an investigative bi-monthly in the independent journalistic tradition of George Seldes’s In Fact and I.F. Stones’s Weekly. He also edits Consortiumnews.com, the Internet’s first investigative magazine. He also was a reporter for PBS’s Frontline news and documentery from 1990-1995 and was a Newsweek correspondent from 1987-90 when he covered the Iran-contra affair. He has won numerous awards including the George Polk Award for National Reporting in 1984, the Pultizer Prize finalist for National Reporting in 1985 and was a Emmy finalist for Best Explanatory Work on Breaking News in 1994.
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