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Michael Hastings Sells Book about Afghanistan

michaelhastings.pngLast month journalist Michael Hastings made headlines for his Rolling Stone article “The Runaway General,” a book that ultimately caused President Barack Obama to relieve General Stanley A. McChrystal from his command of the war in Afghanistan.

Hastings (pictured, via True/Slant) sold his book to Little, Brown and Company editor-in-chief Geoff Shandler. The deal was negotiated by Scott Moyers at the Wylie Agency. Hastings is a political journalist and author of the memoir, I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story. In 2007, Hastings’ book proposal generated some controversy online.

Here’s more about the untitled book: “The book will offer an unfiltered look at the war, and the soldiers, diplomats and politicians who are waging it. Based on exclusive reporting in Afghanistan, Europe, the Middle East and Washington, D.C., this landmark work of journalism will elucidate as never before our deeply troubling war in vivid, unforgettable detail.”

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