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About the Book
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Price of Loyalty" takes readers inside the defining conflict of our era: the war between the United States and a growing, shadowy army of terrorists armed with weapons of alarming power.
Book Synopsis Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind takes you deep inside America's real battles with violent, unrelenting terrorists -- a game of kill-or-be-killed, from the Oval Office to the streets of Karachi.
A doomsday tale masked as a John le Carré thriller.... Suskind lays out evidence of success, failure, humility and hubris. -- Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A must-read bestseller. -- Frank Rich, The New York Times
A richly detailed and layered account.... It makes for deeply unsettling reading and is a major contribution to our national conversation.... [Suskind] is a gifted and enterprising reporter and those attributes inform nearly every part of this important book.... Compelling. -- Tim Rutten, Los Angeles Times
If Bob Woodward is the chronicler of the Bush administration, Ron Suskind is its analyst.... A page-turning, blow-by-blow, inside-the-administration account.... Historians will be grateful for it as they write the many final drafts in the decades to come. -- Michael Hill, The Baltimore Sun
Phenomenal book. We all should read it and start asking questions. -- Major General John Batiste
Riveting.... Sheds new light on the Bush White House's strategic thinking and its doctrine of pre-emptive action, but also underscores the roles that personality and ideology played in shaping the administration's decision to go to war in Iraq. -- Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
Suskind's great achievement here is to reveal how the Bush administration short-circuited and ultimately corrupted the way America's government is supposed to work. -- Gary Kamiya, Salon.com
This is an important book, filled with the surest sign of great reporting: the unexpected. It enriches our understanding of even familiar episodes from the Bush administration's war on terror and tells us some jaw-dropping stories we haven't heard before. -- Barton Gellman, The Washington Post