War on terror faces a literary onslaught
Two years ago, Against All Enemies by former anti-terrorism chief Richard Clark and The Price of Loyalty, Ron Suskind's account of the disillusionment of former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, hit the top of the best-seller list.
This year, books on Iraq and the war on terror haven't sold as well. But Suskind has another book out next week, The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, a critical assessment of U.S. intelligence failures.
Its publisher, Simon & Schuster, is tightly guarding its contents because Time bought excerpts that are expected to make news this weekend. It won't even explain the title.
Other forthcoming books:
*Oath Betrayed (Random House, June 27) by Stephen Miles, a medical professor, who cites "medical complicity" in "the abuse and neglect" of prisoners in U.S. prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
*The End of Iraq (Simon and Schuster, July 11) by Peter Galbraith, a fellow at the Center for Arms Control, whose subtitle is How American Incompetence Created a War Without End.
*What Terrorists Want (Random House, Sept. 5) by Louise Richardson, a Harvard lecturer who argues that Bush's war on terror is doomed because of an ignorance of history.
*Is Iraq Another Vietnam? (PublicAffairs, Sept. 5) by Robert Bingham, a Vassar College professor, who contends that American policymakers are misusing the lessons of Vietnam.
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