Thursday, November 15, 2007

"Legacy of Ashes" - Tim Weiner wins National Book award for best non-fiction

I knew it! I posted about Legacy of Ashes - The History of the CIA on July 26 and October 17. I’m slowly working my way through it because it’s dense. It’s also fascinating.

This book surely deserves the best non-fiction National Book award. In the Washington Post article this morning, “Weiner expressed deep gratitude to Yaddo, the Saratoga Springs, N.Y., artists colony where he spent eight weeks writing with no Internet, no telephone and ‘12 bankers' boxes of documents.’ Two thousand words a day were the result." Smart guy.

(photo of book: Random House; photo of Weiner – The New York Times)

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