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The Iron Triangle: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group (2003)
by Dan Briody
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0471281085, Hardcover)A penetrating look at the company at the nexus of big business, government, and defense
The Carlyle Group is one of the largest private equity firms in the world with over $13 billion in funds. Carlyle's investments include everything from defense contractors to telecommunications and aerospace companies. But there is more to this company than meets the eye. Carlyle's executives include heavyweights from the worlds of business and politics, such as former secretary of defense and CIA deputy director Frank Carlucci, former secretary of state James Baker III, former President George Bush, former UK Prime Minister John Major, and former chairman of the SEC Arthur Levitt. Osama Bin Laden's estranged family was personally invested in the group until recently. In The Iron Triangle, journalist Dan Briody examines a company at the nexus of big business, government, and defense that, according to some sources, epitomizes corporate cronyism, conflicts of interest, and war profiteering. This fascinating examination leads readers into a w orld that few can imagine-full of clandestine meetings, quid pro quo deals, bitter ironies, and pettyjealousies. And the cast of characters includes some of the most powerful men in the world. Strap in, because this ride could get a little bumpy.
Dan Briody (New York, NY) is an award-winning business journalist whose Red Herring article "Carlyle's Way" broke the story on the inner workings of the Carlyle Group. Briody has appeared on numerous radio and television programs covering the Carlyle Group and has become a primary source for other journalists covering this story. Briody's articles have appeared in Forbes, Red Herring, and the Industry Standard.
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"In The Iron Triangle: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group, award-winning business journalist Dan Briody closely examines the dealings of this group and explores the high-powered individuals who make up a company which is enigmatically self-described as "a vast interlocking global network." You'll go inside the Carlyle Group and watch how deals are made and governments swayed to accept the Carlyle way." "Witness how the Carlyle Group: profited from the September 11[superscript th] terrorist attacks and continues to profit from the ongoing war on terrorism, pried open the wallets of Saudi Arabia and South Korea through the whirlwind business trips of former President George Bush, liquidated holdings from the estranged family of Osama bin Laden only after news reports revealed the company's association with the family, went into overdrive to save the outdated Crusader howitzer which was being built by United Defense - a Carlyle company, was born through the Great Eskimo Tax Scam - a tax loophole used by cofounders Stephen Norris and David Rubenstein that has since been sewn up, and found what would become their identity - defense contracting - with the help of former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci."--BOOK JACKET.
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