Off the Book Page; ‘The Gamble’

The media is hearalding Thomas E. Ricks’s new book, The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008, which releases tomorrow. Ricks appeared on Meet the Press yesterday.

A two-part excerpt is being featured in The Washington Post.

According to Shelf Awareness, Ricks’s upcoming appearances include:

  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart — tomorrow night
  • Fresh Air — tomorrow
  • Charlie Rose — tonight

The book rose over the weekend on Amazon sales rankings to #25 (from #703).

Although it is supposed to be under strict embargo, two libraries I checked show copies received and circulating. Since the book was not reviewed prepub, some libraries have not ordered it.

As part of his book tour, Ricks will appear at the Philadelphia Free Library.

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The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008
Ricks, Thomas E.

  • Hardcover: $27.95; 400 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Press (February 10, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1594201978
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594201974
  • Large Type, Hardcover: $32.95
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press;  (February 10, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1410414116
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410414113

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