By Kurt Eichenwald
Kurt Eichenwald—New York instances bestselling writer of Conspiracy of Fools and The Informant— recounts the 1st 500 days after Sep 11 in a finished, 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 realm eternally, as leaders raced to guard their voters within the wake of Sept. 11.
Eichenwald’s gripping, rapid variety and trueto- lifestyles discussion places readers on the center of those historical occasions, from the Oval place of work to quantity 10 Downing road, from Guantanamo Bay to the depths of CIA headquarters, from the al-Qaeda education camps to the torture chambers of Egypt and Syria. He finds formerly undisclosed details from the fear wars, together with by no means prior to stated information about warrantless wiretapping, the anthrax assaults and investigations, and conflicts among Washington and London.
With his signature fast moving narrative variety, Eichenwald— whose booklet, The Informant, was once referred to as “one of the easiest nonfiction books of the decade” by way of The big apple occasions ebook Review—exposes a global of secrets and techniques and lies that has remained hidden for a lot too lengthy.
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500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars by Kurt Eichenwald