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Charles Lewis

935 Lies

The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity


In the Prologue on p. xix, endnote 18 (p. 264), I promised readers: “For a bibliography of some of the most respected books about humanity’s worst atrocities and how the news media was manipulated or worse, shamelessly complicit, see:

Here, below, are the books and articles I consulted regarding the history of genocide and the role of the news media in the preparation of this book. Special thanks to my stellar, former American University student Samantha Hogan for kindly assisting me in the formatting and organizing of the information below from the original manuscript footnoted material:

Applebaum, Anne. Gulag: A History. New York: Doubleday, 2003.

Arendt, Hannah. The Origins of Totalitarianism. New York: Shocken Books/Random House, 2004.

Bach, Steven. Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl. New York: Knopf, 2007.

Cigar, Norman. Genocide in Bosnia: The Policy of ‘Ethnic Cleansing’. College Station, 1985.

Davis, Sarah. Popular Opinion in Stalin’s Russia: Terror, Propaganda and Dissent, 1934-1941. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Downs, Anthony. An Economic Theory of Democracy. Harper Collins, 1957.

Evans, Richard J. The Coming of the Third Reich. New York: Penguin Press, 2004.

Ewen, Stuart. PR! A Social History of Spin. New York: Basic Books, 1996.

Feinstein, Lee. Darfur and Beyond: What is Needed to Prevent Mass Atrocities. Council on Foreign Relations. CSR No. 22. January 2007.

Friedlander, Saul. The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews. New York: Harper Collins, 2007.

Gellately, Robert. Backing Hitler: Consent & Coercion in Nazi Germany. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Hitler, Adolf. Mein Kampf. Tr. Ralph Manheim. New York, 1999.

Kershaw, Ian. Hitler: 1889-1936: Hubris. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998.

Kiernan, Ben. Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.

Lee, Ivy L. Ivy Ledbetter Lee Papers: Public Policy Papers. Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, 1881-2003.

Luckert, Steven & Bachrach, Susan. State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Distributed by: W.W. Norton, 2009.

Manvell, Roger & Fraenkel, Heinrich. Doctor Goebbels: His Life & Death. London/St. Paul, MN: Greenhill Books/MBI Publishing, 1960.

Rentschler, Eric. The Ministry of Illusion. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1996.

Sereny, Gitta. Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth. New York: Knopf, 1995.

Serrin, Judith and William. Muckraking! The Journalism That Changed America. New York: New Press, 2002.

Speer, Albert. Albert Speer, Inside the Third Reich: Memoirs. Tr. Richard and Clara Winston. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1970.

Tye, Larry. The Father of Spin. Crown Publishers, 1998.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. [Internet] Holocaust Encyclopedia; Final Solution: Overview. Available:

United States of America v. Carl Krauch et al. Nuremberg War Crimes Trial. National Archives Microfilm Publications. August 14, 1947–July 30, 1948.

Ward, Geoffrey C. & Burns, Ken. The War: An Intimate History 1941-1945. New York: Pantheon, 1998.

Wymann, David S. The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945. New York, Pantheon Books: 1984.


935 Lies

by Charles Lewis

The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity