[Marxism] Verso picks up major work of fiction

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Subject: 	Presenting: The Killing of Osama bin Laden by Seymour Hersh
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Presenting: The Killing of Osama bin Laden by Seymour Hersh
The most controversial investigation of Seymour Hersh's career.

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/The Killing of

Osama bin Laden/

by Seymour M. Hersh

Publication: April 12, 2016  /  978 1 78478 436 2  /  $19.95  /  144 pages

/*Seymour Hersh’s latest major investigation exposes what may be the
greatest scandal in modern American history.*/

*“The most feared investigative reporter in Washington.”*
—/Guardian/

*"The last great American reporter.”*
—/Financial Times/

*"Quite simply, the greatest investigative journalist of his era." *
—David Remnick, Editor-in-Chief, /New Yorker/



In 2011, a group of Navy SEALS stormed an enclosure in the Pakistani
city of Abbotabad and killed Osama Bin Laden, the man the United States
had been chasing since before the devastating attacks of 9/11. The news
did much to boost Obama’s first term and played a major part in his
re-election victory in the following year.

Except the story of that night that was presented to the world was a
lie, and the evidence of what actually went on has been covered up.

At the same time, the true story of the US’s involvement in the Syrian
civil wars has been conducted behind a diplomatic curtain. The White
House has turned a blind eye to Turkey’s involvement in stirring up the
conflict. Meanwhile, open brutality and ruthless subterfuge—such as the
Sarin gas attack on Damascus—has been allowed to go on unpunished.

As master investigative journalist Seymour Hersh shows in this explosive
book, this was just one of many lies that the world’s leaders now tell
us with seeming impunity. How far do these lies go? And what are their
purpose?

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/Seymour Hersh is available for interview, filming and comment./

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available for excerpt and review./

*Seymour Hersh *established himself at the forefront of investigative
journalism with an exposé of the massacre in My Lai, Vietnam, for which
he won a Pulitzer Prize. Since then he has uncovered stories that
Washington would prefer remained hidden. From Kissinger’s role in the
Nixon Government to the exposé of the military torture regime at Abu
Ghraib prison, Hersh has consistently uncovered the uncomfortable truth
behind US power in the world. He has won the George Polk Award five
times, the National Magazine Award for Public Interest twice, the
Pulitzer Prize for Journalism, the L A Times Book Prize, and the
National Book Critics Circle Award. He writes regularly for the /New
Yorker/ and the /London Review of Books/.

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*Rachel Rosenfelt*
/Creative Director, Verso Books
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*What people are saying about/ The Killing of Osama bin Laden/:*

For a moment, it looked as if Seymour M. Hersh could change
everything…At long last, we can all decide for ourselves what we think
of Hersh's story: It's being published in full this April.”
"28 Books to Read in 2016," /The Week, /2/16
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"Seymour Hersh has done the public a great service by breathing life
into questions surrounding the official narrative of the raid that
killed Osama bin Laden."
"The Media's Reaction to Seymour Hersh's bin Laden Scoop,"
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Journalism Review/, 5/15
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"One of the pleasures of reading Hersh’s account is the way it elegantly
dismantles aspects of the story that seemed suspect from the
beginning….[Hersh] harks back to an era of heroically paranoid
journalism — the kind that once brought down governments."
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but Stupid,” /n +1,/ 10/15
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"It’s hard to overstate the degree to which the killing of Osama bin
Laden transformed American politics…There’s simply no reason to expect
the whole truth from the government…Hersh’s instincts—to him, every
story stings from Day 1—have served him well.”
“What Do We Really Know About Osama bin Laden’s Death?” /New York Times
Magazine, /10/15
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“Seymour Hersh Details Explosive Story on Bin Laden Killing and Responds
to White House, Media Backlash,” /Democracy Now!, /5/15
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“The Detail in Seymour Hersh’s Bin Laden Story That Rings True”, /The
New York Times Magazine/, 5/15

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All In With Chris Hayes, MSNBC, 5/15
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