By Kurt Eichenwald
Kurt Eichenwald—New York instances bestselling writer of Conspiracy of Fools and The Informant— recounts the 1st 500 days after Sept. 11 in a complete, compelling page-turner as gripping as any thriller.
In 500 Days, master chronicler Kurt Eichenwald lays naked the harrowing judgements, deceptions, and delusions of the eighteen months that modified the area ceaselessly, as leaders raced to guard their electorate within the wake of 9-11.
Eichenwald’s gripping, fast kind and trueto- existence discussion places readers on the center of those historical occasions, from the Oval place of work to quantity 10 Downing highway, from Guantanamo Bay to the depths of CIA headquarters, from the al-Qaeda education camps to the torture chambers of Egypt and Syria. He unearths formerly undisclosed info from the fear wars, together with by no means earlier than suggested information about warrantless wiretapping, the anthrax assaults and investigations, and conflicts among Washington and London.
With his signature fast moving narrative kind, Eichenwald— whose publication, The Informant, was once known as “one of the easiest nonfiction books of the decade” by means of The manhattan instances booklet Review—exposes an international of secrets and techniques and lies that has remained hidden for a lot too lengthy.
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