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Che Guevara Book Argues ‘The CIA Got Away with Murder’

Author and attorney Michael Ratner collaborated with Michael Steven Smith on a nonfiction book exploring the life of revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara.

OR Books will release Who Killed Che?: How the CIA Got Away with Murder on September 1st, Guevara’s 83rd birthday. Cuban National Assembly president Ricardo Alarcón wrote an introduction.

Ratner is the president of the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York City. He wrote The Prosecution of Donald Rumsfeld: A Prosecution by Book and co-authored The Pinochet Papers and Against War with Iraq and Guantánamo: What the World Should Know.

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ABC News Publishes Enhanced eBook on Osama Bin Laden

ABC News has published a video enhanced eBook entitled Target: Bin Laden – The Death and Life of Public Enemy Number One. The following writers contributed to this title: chief white house correspondent Jake Tapper, senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz, eyewitness Nick Schifrin, chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross, and Nightline co-anchor Terry Moran.

Here’s more from the press release: “[The eBook] features heart-stopping video and photography from the ABC News archives  – from bin Laden’s last interview with a Western news organization and the terrible events of September 11, 2001 to the war in Afghanistan and the white-knuckle moments inside the Situation Room as President Obama and his team watched the operation in Abbottabad unfold.”

The eBook divulges new revelations including Osama Bin Laden‘s codename (“Cakebread”). It also contains one hour of video from ABC News and more than fifty photographs. There are two versions of this eBook available; a full version priced at $7.99 and another that contains only texts and images priced at $5.99. Follow this link to read a free chapter.

Long-Delayed Tenet Memoir Set for April 30

AP’s Hillel Italie reports that the much-delayed memoir by former CIA chief George Tenet finally, finally has a publication date of April 30. “It’s a confirmed date,” HarperCollins publicist Kate Pruss told The Associated Press. She declined to say whether the manuscript for AT THE CENTER OF THE STORM had been cleared by the CIA, a standard procedure for former officials that reportedly had held up publication, but said “April 30 is the date the book will be in stores.”

Those who have followed Tenet’s somewhat torturous publication path will remember that the book was initially bought by Crown in 2004, the deal cancelled in March 2005 and picked up by HarperCollins in January 2006. The book’s publication date was pushed back from last month.