By Kurt Eichenwald
Kurt Eichenwald—New York instances bestselling writer of Conspiracy of Fools and The Informant— recounts the 1st 500 days after September 11 in a finished, compelling page-turner as gripping as any thriller.
In 500 Days, master chronicler Kurt Eichenwald lays naked the harrowing judgements, deceptions, and delusions of the eighteen months that modified the area eternally, as leaders raced to guard their electorate within the wake of 9-11.
Eichenwald’s gripping, quick sort and trueto- lifestyles discussion places readers on the middle of those historical occasions, from the Oval place of work to quantity 10 Downing road, from Guantanamo Bay to the depths of CIA headquarters, from the al-Qaeda education camps to the torture chambers of Egypt and Syria. He unearths formerly undisclosed info from the fear wars, together with by no means earlier than stated information about warrantless wiretapping, the anthrax assaults and investigations, and conflicts among Washington and London.
With his signature fast paced narrative variety, Eichenwald— whose ebook, The Informant, was once referred to as “one of the simplest nonfiction books of the decade” by way of The ny instances ebook Review—exposes an international of secrets and techniques and lies that has remained hidden for a lot too lengthy.
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Extra resources for 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars
The first Order required that neutral vessels call at a British port before proceeding to the continent, hitting at neutrals such as the United States, as well as France. ”15 Taken together, the orders imposed economic and political costs on the trade of both enemies and of neutral nations. The regulation of neutral trade by both the British and the French was to be the source of continuing international conflict with the United States, then the major neutral trader in Europe’s overseas commerce.
40 Chambers, War Behind the War, 48–53, 197–200; see also Parmelee, Blockade, 282–284. 41 The Germans did, in 1916, manage to send one cargo submarine to Baltimore; and it returned with a load of American supplies of metals. ” John Terraine, Business in Great Waters: The U-Boat Wars, 1916–1945 (London: Leo Cooper, 1989), 90–91, 683. 42 There were some attempts made by the British to abolish submarines as a tool of war; but this position, raised at the Washington Conference of 1922, attracted no support.
For the discussion of the naval losses of the French and British, see Michael Glover, Warfare in the Age of Bonaparte (London: Cassell, 1980), 181–184, 197, 200; F. W. Hirst, The Political Economy of War (London: J. M. Dent, 1915), 58, 67; and Jack, Studies, 36–37. 12 See Heckscher, Continental System, 81; Melvin, Napoleon’s Navigation System; Mahan, Influence of Sea Power, vol. 2, 269–274. 13 See Heckscher, Continental System, 90, 96. 14 In 1807 in reaction to the Berlin and Milan decrees, the British responded with several related Orders in Council – proclaiming policies that were basically aimed at tightening the blockade of France, restricting the direct trade of Britain’s enemies with their colonies, and limiting French maritime trade with neutrals.
500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars by Kurt Eichenwald