500 Days by Kurt Eichenwald
Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars

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6 Critic Reviews

...the author effectively allows the depressing events to speak for themselves.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Kurt Eichenwald—New York Times bestselling author of Conspiracy of Fools and The Informant— recounts the first 500 days after 9/11 in a comprehensive, compelling page-turner as gripping as any thriller.

In 500 Days, master chronicler Kurt Eichenwald lays bare the harrowing decisions, deceptions, and delusions of the eighteen months that changed the world forever, as leaders raced to protect their citizens in the wake of 9/11.

Eichenwald’s gripping, immediate style and trueto- life dialogue puts readers at the heart of these historic events, from the Oval Office to Number 10 Downing Street, from Guantanamo Bay to the depths of CIA headquarters, from the al-Qaeda training camps to the torture chambers of Egypt and Syria. He reveals previously undisclosed information from the terror wars, including never before reported details about warrantless wiretapping, the anthrax attacks and investigations, and conflicts between Washington and London.

With his signature fast-paced narrative style, Eichenwald— whose book, The Informant, was called “one of the best nonfiction books of the decade” by The New York Times Book Review—exposes a world of secrets and lies that has remained hidden for far too long.
 

About Kurt Eichenwald

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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 New York Times bestselling books, one of which, The Informant, was made into a major motion picture starring Matt Damon. He lives in Dallas with his wife and three children.
 
Published September 11, 2012 by Touchstone. 642 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, War. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Jul 01 2012

...the author effectively allows the depressing events to speak for themselves.

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NY Times

Excellent
Reviewed by THOMAS RICKS on Oct 05 2012

He brings home the fundamental rashness and recklessness of the American response to the Sept. 11 attack.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Jul 02 2012

...a page-turning read and an insightful dissection of 9/11’s dark legacy.

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Dallas News

Excellent
Reviewed by Philip Seib on Sep 14 2012

...these issues deserve much more thoughtful attention than they have so far received. Books such as 500 Days will prove valuable in this process.

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The Washington Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Dina Temple-Raston on Aug 31 2012

...he has managed to produce a page-turner because of his journalistic attention to detail. Readers get fly-on-the-wall accounts as...officials weigh life-and-death decisions.

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US News

Excellent
Reviewed by Elizabeth Flock on Sep 19 2012

Kurt Eichenwald's "500 Days,"...lays out in startling detail how the National Security Agency's wiretapping plan was first proposed, quickly adopted and then used

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