Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Perkins
Narrator: Jonathan Davis
Genres: Politics, Current Affairs
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: June 2007
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours
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Overview

The misdeeds of Justinian were so many that eternity would not suffice for the telling of them'

A trusted member of the Byzantine establishment, Procopius was the Empire's official chronicler, and his History of the Wars of Justinian proclaimed the strength and wisdom of the Emperor's reign. Yet all the while the dutiful scribe was working on a very different ' and dangerous ' history to be published only once its author was safely in his grave. The Secret History portrays the 'great lawgiver' Justinian as a rampant king of corruption and tyranny, the Empress Theodora as a sorceress and whore, and the brilliant general Belisarius as the pliable dupe of his scheming wife Antonina. Magnificently hyperbolic and highly opinionated, The Secret History is a work of explosive energy, depicting holy Byzantium as a hell of murder and misrule.

G. A. Williamson's translation is accompanied by an introduction, which considers the motivation for Procopius' extraordinary account and how his book adds to our understanding of the Byzantine age.

Author Details

Author Details

Perkins, John

John Perkins is the author of the bestselling Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. The World Is As You Dream It and his other books follow his life and adventures after Hit Man. John has used the knowledge he gained from master shamans around the world in his successful career as a management consultant, president of a U.S. energy company, and as founder of the Dream Change Coalition, an organization that inspires executives to clean up pollution, reshape corporate goals, and form Earth-honoring partnerships with indigenous cultures. He is also the author of The Stress-Free Habit, Shapeshifting