I suppose it is inevitable, the first ebooks about Bin Laden are already happening:
Never slow to see a commercial advantage in large scale events in the world, publishers are rushing to print a whole slew of books, both ebooks and paper ones all about the man, what the effects may be of his death and other ponderings.
Whatever one may feel about the assassination of Bin Laden, it is an event of major significance to the world, and thus it is not unreasonable that we are now seeing the first wave of what I am sure will be many books on the subject.
A serious look at it all:
One that has caught my eye is a collection of essays by a number of heavy weights on this subject, called Beyond Bin Laden: America and the Future of Terror (eISBN 978067964449. $1.99 Random House), I have not read it yet, as it will be published on 9th May. this one is a collection of ponderings by people such as James A. Baker III, former secretary of state; Karen Hughes, former counselor to President George W. Bush and former under secretary of state for public diplomacy; Richard N. Haass, president, Council on Foreign Relations; Bing West, author of The Wrong War and former assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs; Andrew Exum, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security; Daniel Markey, a senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations; Evan Thomas, an award-winning historian and former editor at large at Newsweek; as well as Meacham himself.
As you can see, these are people who know what happens in the real world, not a collection of speculations by journalists who are mainly famous for making up their stories as they go along…………………
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