Front Lines

  • by Ken Auletta, Seymour M. Hersh, David Remnick, Jane Mayer
  • Narrated by uncredited
  • 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Periodical

Publisher's Summary

From the corridors of power in Washington to the prison cells of Guantanamo to the disease-ravaged communities of Africa, The New Yorker takes you directly to the scene of today's biggest stories.In all, there are nine stories in this special collection:
ANNALS OF COMMUNICATIONS
"The Dawn Patrol" by Ken Auletta: Katie, Matt, Diane and Charlie battle it out in the morning TV wars. (Originally published Aug. 8 & 15, 2005)
ANNALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY
"Get Out the Vote" by Seymour M. Hersh: Did Washington try to manipulate Iraq's election in January 2005? (Originally published July 25, 2005)
LETTER FROM LOUISIANA
"High Water" by David Remnick: Two hurricanes - 40 years apart - bring different politics and similar conspiracy theories. (Originally published Oct. 3, 2005)
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Experiment" by Jane Mayer: Is the military devising new methods of interrogation at Guantanamo? (Originally published July 11 & 18, 2005)
ANNALS OF CRIME
"A Theft in the Library" by William Finnegan: Did a leading dealer in antique maps steal them? (Originally published Oct. 17, 2005)
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON
"Real Insiders" by Jeffrey Goldberg: Did a pro-Israel lobbyist engage in espionage? Or was he just doing his job? (Originally published July 4, 2005)
DEPT. OF PUBLIC POLICY
"The Moral-Hazard Myth" by Malcolm Gladwell. The bad idea behind America's failed health-care system. (Originally published Aug. 29, 2005)
ANNALS OF EDUCATION
"God and Country" by Hanna Rosin: A visit to Patrick Henry College, where young evangelical Christians are trained for careers in politics. (Originally published June 27, 2005)
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"What Money Can Buy" by Michael Specter: Millions of Africans die needlessly of malaria and other diseases each year. Can Bill Gates change that? (Originally published Oct. 24, 2005)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-2005
  • Publisher: The New Yorker