2007 Audie Award Finalist for the Judges’ Award: Politics
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind takes you deep inside America's real battles in the "war on terror," in a riveting work of narrative nonfiction, filled with exclusive, historically significant disclosures that will echo across America and the world
The One Percent Doctrine is the deeply classified core of America's real playbook: a default strategy, designed by Dick Cheney, that has driven everything -- from war in Afghanistan to war in Iraq to the global search for jihadists -- since September 11, 2001. Suskind tells us what actually occurred over the next three years by tracing the steps of the officials who oversee the "war on terror" and the men and women who are actually fighting the fight. The internal battles between these two teams reveal everything about what America faces, and what it has done, in this age of terror.
Who is actually running U.S. foreign policy? Is there an operational cell, armed with WMDs, inside the United States? Have some of the world's most dangerous terrorists -- including leaders of al Qaeda -- been caught and accidentally released? Can America prevail in this struggle against enemies who are patient, ingenious, certain, and have clear tactical advantage?
With the unparalleled access to senior officials, past and present, that made The Price of Loyalty a #1 bestseller, Ron Suskind finally answers the questions that keep Americans awake at night, and reframes the debates that roil the globe.
Ron Suskind is the author of the # 1 New York Times bestseller The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed A Hope in the Unseen. He has been senior national affairs reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. Visit the author's website at www.ronsuskind.com.
Edward Herrmann's films include Nixon, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Annie, and The Aviator. On television's Gilmore Girls he starred as the patriarch, Richard Gilmore. He has also appeared on The Good Wife, Law & Order, 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, and Oz. He earned an Emmy Award for The Practice, and remains well-known for his Emmy-nominated portrayals of FDR in Eleanor and Franklin and Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years. On Broadway, he won a Tony Award for his performance in Mrs. Warren's Profession.