500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars

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6.0 X 8.9 X 1.6 inches | 1.35 pounds

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About the Author

Kurt Eichenwald wrote for The New York Times for more than twenty years. A two-time winner of the George Polk Award for excellence in journalism, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 and 2002. He is the author of three bestselling books, one of which, The Informant, was made into a major motion picture. He lives in Dallas with his wife and three children. Visit him online at KurtEichenwald.com.


"An epic narrative....It may be his best book yet."
"With the pacing of a suspense novel, award-winning journalist Eichenwald's richly researched account ... [is] a breathtaking inspection of the war on terror that began on 9/11 and reverberates to this day."
"Gripping . . . both a page-turning read and an insightful dissection of 9/11's dark legacy"
"A blow-by-blow, episodic reconstruction of the fallout from 9/11 in the highest spheres of terrorist strategy ... demonstrating literally how the anti-terrorist hysteria in the United States, and the hatred of America and general global paranoia, forged the 'trauma that haunts the world to this day.'"
"Eichenwald is a master at making complicated stories easily understood....["500 Days" is] a page-turner because of his journalistic attention to detail. Readers get fly-on-the-wall accounts as Bush administration officials weigh life-and-death decisions."
"Thorough reporting and crisp writing . . . Moves at the pace of a movie-ready thriller."
"Illuminating and entertaining throughout."
"An ambitious undertaking and a valuable resource. . . . [Eichenwald] brings home the fundamental rashness and recklessness of the American response to the Sept. 11 attack."
"Who really made the decision to go to war in Iraq, and how grounded in fact were the "facts" fed to the American public? The author gives us not a seat at the table but an awfully good listening post to the decisions that changed the world."