500 Days by Kurt Eichenwald audiobook

500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars

By Kurt Eichenwald
Read by Holter Graham

Simon & Schuster Audio
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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, fly on the wall, 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 true-to-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 among Washington, DC, 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 until now.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

A 2012 Washington Post Notable Book for Nonfiction

An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2012

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, fly on the wall, 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 true-to-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 among Washington, DC, 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 until now.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Illuminating and entertaining throughout.” Parade
“[500 Days is] best and most informative when depicting how the Bush administration, and especially its lawyers, suffered a protracted nervous breakdown during that time. In that respect, it is an ambitious undertaking and a valuable resource.” New York Times Book Review
“An epic narrative….It may be his best book yet.” Vanity Fair
“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.” Washington Post
“Thorough reporting and crisp writing…[it] moves at the pace of a movie-ready thriller.” Dallas Morning News
“Both a page-turning read and an insightful dissection of 9/11’s dark legacy.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“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.” Booklist (starred review)
“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.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Kurt Eichenwald

Author Bio: Kurt Eichenwald

Kurt Eichenwald is a senior writer with Newsweek, a contributing editor with Vanity Fair, and the author of three New York Times bestselling books. He 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. His New York Times bestseller The Informant was made into a major motion picture starring Matt Damon.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 22.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English