500 Days: An Epic New Book by Kurt Eichenwald Surveys the Fallout From 9/11
Eichenwald's book paints a picture of the Bush administration's radical response to the attacks, which led to widespread paranoia and the country's full-fledged War on Terror, the effects of which still impact US- International Relations and policies to this day. Similar to his other bestselling books—Conspiracy of Fools, soon to be a movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and The Informant, a movie starring Matt Damon—Eichenwald's newest endeavor uncovers previously unknown information that was long overdue to be revealed.
Pulitzer Prize-winner and fellow Lavin speaker Laurie Garrett wrote her own recounting of 9/11 recently—the memoiristic I Heard The Sirens Scream, about the anthrax scare that followed the bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Both her book, and Eichenwald's, are in-depth accounts of not only the attacks themselves, but, more importantly, how they continue to affect the country, a decade-plus after the fact.