More on Bin Laden Raid


The upcoming book about the killing of Osama bin Laden, No Easy Day, is not the first on the subject nor will it be the last, it just has the major advantage of being an unauthorized account by an eyewitness (it is currently being reviewed by the Pentagon; the CIA has also stated that they have a copy).

Coming this fall is another book on the raid, this one by Black Hawk Down author, Mark Bowden, notes Publishers Weekly. Called The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden (Atlantic Monthly; Brilliance Audio), it’s scheduled for release on Oct. 16, a month after the 9/11 pub. date for No Easy Day. The book has been embargoed pending an agreement with a “major media outlet” to break the news in the book.

Grove Atlantic publisher Morgan Entrekin tells PW that the two books are complementary. “Mark will be able to put this in a bigger context… [he’s] been covering the special forces for 15 years. He’s probably the pre-eminent reporter on special forces” and that No Easy Day will whet appetites for more analysis. A first-copy printing of 125,000 is planned.

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