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Common Hour with Author Kurt Eichenwald P’14 Archives

Kurt Eichenwald P’14, contributing editor at Vanity Fair, a senior writer at Newsweek, and a New York Times bestselling author of three books, delivered the November 15, 2013, Common Hour talk.

Eichenwald previously worked for 20 years at the Times as a investigative reporter, columnist and senior writer. He is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award for excellence in journalism and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2000 and 2002.

Eichenwald’s second book, The Informant, was called “one of the best nonfiction books of the decade” by The New York Times Book Review and made into a major motion picture starring Matt Damon.

Published in 2012, his most recent book, 500 DAYS: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars, chronicles the 18 months following 9/11 and lays bare the harrowing decisions, deceptions and delusions that changed America and the world forever.

Eichenwald is also the author of Conspiracy of Fools, an “all-true financial and political thriller” about the intersection of Washington and Wall Street, and Serpent on the Rock, another real-life thriller chronicling kickbacks, payoffs and “shady deals struck with known felons.”

Read more about Eichenwald and his books on the author’s website.

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