Woodward Embargo Broken

Maybe we should begin a pool on how quickly the next embargoed book will be leaked. The NYT reviews Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars, in the “Asia Pacific” section, saying simply that the paper “obtained a copy of the book before it’s publication by Simon & Schuster, scheduled for next week.”

According to the review, the book describes the quarrels that have gone on in the administration about the war in Afghanistan; “Although the internal divisions described have become public, the book suggests that they were even more intense and disparate than previously known and offers new details.”

Many other news sources have now piled on, quoting the NYT story; Woodward’s own newspaper, the Washington Post, followed up with its own story on the book (without mentioning how they obtained it).

The book rose to #43 on Amazon sales rankings (from #952 yesterday).

Obama’s Wars
Bob Woodward
Retail Price: $30.00
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster – (2010-09-27)
ISBN / EAN: 1439172498 / 9781439172490

Also in abridged audio from S&S

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