The Killing of Osama Bin Laden


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5.8 X 8.5 X 0.6 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Seymour Hersh has written for the New Yorker and the London Review of Books, as well as serving as a Washington correspondent for the New York Times. He established himself at the forefront of investigative journalism more than four decades ago with an exposé of the massacre in My Lai, Vietnam, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. Since then he has uncovered stories such as Kissinger's role in extending the Vietnam War as well as the military torture regime at Abu Ghraib prison. He has won the George Polk prize five times, the National Magazine Award for Public Interest twice, the LA Times Book Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.


"I've long admired the skill and independence with which Hersh has brought important and concealed information to light."
--Ahmed Rashid, New York Review of Books

"It is the demands of state secrecy, their distressing effects on US foreign policy--and ultimately their subversion of the democratic process--that unify the four essays in Seymour Hersh's The Killing of Osama Bin Laden ... An explosive account."
--Los Angeles Times

"Vintage Hersh. It takes issue with every part and participle of the story about Osama bin Laden's death."
--Times Literary Supplement

"Hersh's account is more plausible than the official version and more thought-provoking than the movie Zero Dark Thirty, which dramatised the hunt for Bin Laden ... my bet is that he's got closer to the truth about Bin Laden's death than anyone else has yet."

"Seymour Hersh's theories surrounding the killing of Osama bin Laden and recent events in Syria are forceful."

"The Killing of Osama bin Laden is the clearest articulation of how US policy on the Middle East has shifted, with often damaging consequences ... Required reading for those seeking firm answers from US presidential candidates before they take office."
--Joseph Dana, LA Review of Books

"Seymour Hersh is without a doubt the most important journalist in the United States ... [The Killing of Osama bin Laden] is a masterpiece of investigation."
--Jonathan Sturgeon, Flavorpill

"Riveting, provocative ... a critical book for anyone concerned with the importance of truth in democratic governance."
--Hans Rollman, PopMatters

"A devastating critique."
--Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"One of America's greatest investigative reporters."
--New York Times Magazine

"The last great American reporter."
--Financial Times

"Quite simply, the greatest investigative journalist of his era."
--David Remnick, Editor-in-Chief, New Yorker

"The Pulitzer Prize winner builds on his reputation as an iconic investigative journalist, skewering the conventional wisdom about the death of Osama bin Laden."

"Few aspects of the official version of Seal Team Six's killing of bin Laden in May 2011 survive Hersh's scrutiny."
--Publishers Weekly