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Posts Tagged ‘Osama Bin Laden’

Robert M. Gates To Publish Memoir

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and CIA director Robert M. Gates will publish his memoir with Random House’s Alfred A. Knopf.

Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War will come out in January 2014 with a first printing of 200,000 copies. The book will talk about the country’s fight against al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, but also tackle his domestic struggles.  Here is an excerpt from the introduction:

this book is also about my political war with Congress each day I was in office … and the dramatic contrast between my public respect, bipartisanship, and calm, and my private frustration, disgust, and anger. There were also political wars with the White House, staff, and occasionally with the presidents themselves and often with their Vice Presidents, Dick Cheney and Joe Biden. And finally, there was my bureaucratic war with the Department of Defense and the military services, aimed at transforming a department organized to plan for war into one that could wage war, changing the military forces we had into the military forces we needed to succeed.

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Osama Bin Laden Hunt Retold in Graphic Novel

Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books partnered with indie comics publisher Bluewater Productions to create a graphic novel entitled Killing Geronimo: The Hunt for Osama Bin Laden.

The book focuses on the Navy SEAL Team Six mission that killed Osama Bin Laden. The book has been released today. Artist James Boulton illustrated. Writers Jerome Maida and Darren G. Davis collaborated wrote the story.

Maida had this statement in the release: “This is an epic story nearly ten years in the making. It’s like a true-to-life Jason Bourne novel. And like those Ludlum books, it’s a complex labyrinth of intrigue, danger and politics culminating in an action-packed ending.” (Via CNN)

Navy SEAL Book To Come Out Early

Penguin’s Dutton imprint has moved up the publishing date for the Navy Seal memoir about the  killing of Osama Bin Laden.

Originally slated for an October release, No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden was then supposed to come out on September 11th, but will now be out on September 4th.

Publisher’s Weekly has more: “In a statement, the publisher said the publication was moved up ‘in response to the overwhelming excitement in the marketplace,’ and Dutton ‘now feels it is important to put No Easy Day on sale and let the book speak for itself.’”

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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.

How To Share Books with Troops Overseas

warriorlib23.jpgAs you celebrate Memorial Day today, remember all our  soldiers stationed overseas. We’ve collected seven different ways you can share books with our troops.

1. E-Books for Troops will help you share your used Kindle with our troops overseas.

2. Operation Warrior Library connects writers with military personnel.

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Osama bin Laden Expert Lands Book Deal

CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen has landed a deal with Crown Publishers to write “an immersive, definitive account of the operation that killed the world’s most wanted man, Osama bin Laden.”

No publication date has been established, but the book has the tentative title, The ManhuntTina Bennett at Janklow & Nesbit negotiated the deal with executive editor Rachel Klayman. Bergen (pictured, via) has written a number of books,  including The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda’s Leader and The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda.

Here’s more from the release: “Drawing upon access to senior U.S. government and military officials as well as key political and intelligence figures in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Bergen will paint a multi-dimensional portrait of the hunt for bin Laden over the past decade, as well as of the recent campaign that gradually tightened the noose around him and culminated in his being killed in a firefight with United States special forces in Pakistan on Sunday.”

Navy SEAL Memoir Expected to Generate Great Interest

Osama Bin Laden‘s death was carried out by a group of United States Navy SEALs called Team Six. Past member, Howard E. Wasdin, signed a book deal with St. Martin’s Press one year ago. In light of current events, the publisher is preparing for wide spread interest in the title.

On May 24th Wasdin’s memoir, SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper, will be released. Publishers Weekly reports that the memoir will have full national distribution by the middle of next week.

The book was co-authored by Meio University professor Stephen Templin. According to the description, the book talks about Wasdin’s entrance into military service and a past mission concerning Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid.

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Osama + Humor = Success

Who would have thought that Osama Bin Laden would figure in Britain’s bestselling humor book of the year? More to the point, why did it take so long for someone to publish an Al Qaeda-esque parody of WHERE’S WALDO? So no wonder Borders reports that WHERE’S BIN LADEN is selling out in record time. In this version, published by New Holland, you have to find the Al Qaeda leader and his henchmen. Sometimes there are weapons to find, such as a scimitar or a bundle of dynamite.

Borders also has no qualms about stocking a book some might see as being in dubious taste. Alistair Spalding, ITS marketing executive, said: “We believe in the basic right of our customers to choose what they want to read, listen to and buy. Our customers are intelligent, curious people who enjoy exploring all types of books, films, and music. Some of the thousands of books and music selections we carry and events we hold could be considered controversial or objectionable depending on individual political views, tastes and interests. However, Borders stands by its commitment to let customers make the choice.”