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4.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 5 4.15 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bob Drogin Narrator: Erik Singer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9780739358184
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Curveball answers the crucial question of the Iraq war: How and why was America’s intelligence so catastrophically wrong? In this dramatic and explosive book, award-winning Los Angeles Times reporter Bob Drogin delivers a narrative that takes us to Europe, the Middle East, and deep inside the CIA to find the truth—the truth about the lies and self-deception that led us into a military and political nightmare.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “But, again, the intelligence community was disappointing the Bush administration…Los Angeles Times correspondent Bob Drogin lays out the whole sorry tale in his forthcoming book.”

    Newsweek

  • “Enter Bob Drogin's new book…an insightful and compelling account of one crucial component of the war’s origins…Had Drogin merely pieced together Curveball’s story, it alone would have made for a thrilling book. But he provides something more: a frightening glimpse at how easily we could make the same mistakes again…The real value of Drogin’s book is its meticulous demonstration that bureaucratic imperative often leads to self-delusion.”

    Washington Monthly

  • “In this engrossing account, Los Angeles Times correspondent Drogin paints an intimate and revealing portrait of the workings and dysfunctions of the intelligence community.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Drogin delivers a startling account of this fateful intelligence snafu.”

    Booklist

  • “Just when you thought the WMD debacle couldn’t get worse, here comes veteran Los Angeles Times national-security correspondent Drogin’s look at just who got the stories going in the first place…Simultaneously sobering and infuriating—essential reading for those who follow the headlines.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the 2007 Cornelius Ryan Award
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About the Narrator

Erik Singer’s theatrical credits include the title role in The Hostage (off Broadway), A Life in the Theatre, Greetings!, and national tours of Othello and The Taming of the Shrew. He has also appeared on All My Children and As the World Turns, and was the voice of Vincent van Gogh in the A&E Biography about Van Gogh and Gauguin. His audiobook narration has twice won him the AudioFile Earphones Award.