Brian Brown – Someone Is Out to Get Us


From UFOs to Dr. Strangelove, LSD experiments to Richard Nixon, author Brian Brown investigates the paranoid, panicked history of the Cold War.

In Someone Is Out to Get Us, Brian T. Brown explores the delusions, absurdities, and best-kept secrets of the Cold War, during which the United States fought an enemy of its own making for over 40 years – and nearly scared itself to death in the process. The nation chose to fear a chimera, a rotting communist empire that couldn’t even feed itself, only for it to be revealed that what lay behind the Iron Curtain was only a sad Potemkin village.

In fact, one of the greatest threats to our national security may have been our closest ally. The most effective spy cell the Soviets ever had was made up of aristocratic Englishmen schooled at Cambridge. Establishing a communist peril but lacking proof, J. Edgar Hoover became our Big Brother, and Joseph McCarthy went hunting for witches. Richard Nixon stepped into the spotlight as an opportunistic, ruthless Cold Warrior; his criminal cover-up during a dark presidency was exposed by a Deep Throat in a parking garage.

Someone Is Out to Get Us is the true and complete account of a long-misunderstood period of history during which lies, conspiracies, and paranoia led Americans into a state of madness and misunderstanding, too distracted by fictions to realize that the real enemy was looking back at them in the mirror the whole time.

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Author: Brian Brown
Narrator: Dan Woren
Duration: 17 hours 20 minutes
Released: 19 May 2011
Publisher: Twelve
Language: English

User Review:

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I heard about this book on coast to coast am. I really wanted to like it but find myself checked out while listening to it. it’s a lot of unnecessary facts that are trying to tell a story most of us already know but not in a easy to follow order.

I also don’t usually mind getting cussing, but for this book it just seemed out of place and lazy sometimes. considered getting my money back, but I finished it.

There are a few stories that I enjoyed and had not heard. The person who read the book did a great job.