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The Iron Triangle

Inside the Secret World of the Car­lyle Group
by Dan Briody
2003, John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 04–7128-108–5
Illus­trat­ed, 210 pages.

Pub­lish­er Com­ments:
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 is an award-win­ning busi­ness jour­nal­ist whose Red Her­ring arti­cle “Car­lyle’s Way” [1] 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.

Dan Briody is also the author of The Hal­libur­ton Agen­da [2].

THIS BOOK IS IN PRINT
Avail­able com­mer­cial­ly. Learn more about Dan Briody [3].