The Odyssey Bookshop is hosting the book launch for Ellen Meeropol's new novel this coming Tuesday in South Hadley, MA. The new novel is called: On Hurricane Island.
Told over the five days approaching the anniversary of 9/11, by varying voices on both extremes of the political divide, the novel is both a fast-paced political thriller and a literary examination of the sociopolitical storm facing our society.
How far should government go in the name of protecting our national security? What happens when governmental powers of surveillance and extra-legal interrogation are expanded? How free are we?
The First American-Afghan War, a CIA war, was approved by President George W. Bush and directed by the author, Robert Grenier, the CIA station chief in Islamabad. Forging separate alliances with warlords, Taliban dissidents, and Pakistani intelligence, Grenier launched the “southern campaign,” orchestrating the final defeat of the Taliban and Hamid Karzai’s rise to power in eighty-eight chaotic days.
Grenier writes about the war - what happened and what is meant - in his book, 88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary.
Philip Shenon is an investigative reporter formally with the New York Times, and author of the best selling book on the 9/11 Commission. His new book is an exposé on the warren commission in the aftermath following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago.
Ultimately it’s a work that begs the answer- what have we learned from the years between Dallas on November 22, 1963 and September 11, 2001 about communications between our most powerful government agencies.
His new book is A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination.