David Willman: "The Mirage Man"

 - Tyrone Turner

Tyrone Turner

David Willman: "The Mirage Man"

David Willman's new book investigates the developments surrounding the 2001 anthrax letter attacks. The first complete story of the attacks and what they have meant for America.

Shortly after September 11, 2001, anonymous letters sprinkled with anthrax were sent through the mail. Five people died. Fear spread across the nation. No one seemed to know if it was a second wave of terrorism or the work of an individual psychopath. Confusion reigned. In a new book, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist unravels the mystery. And he argues that the Bush administration seized on dubious evidence to suggest the anthrax had been "weaponized." The implication was Saddam Hussein was behind it. How the anthrax attacks helped justify a war and how the bio-terror investigation put the nation at risk today.

Guests

David Willman

Pulitzer-Prize-winning investigative journalist who writes for the Los Angeles Times.

Read an Excerpt

From "The Mirage Man" by David Willman. Copyright 2011 by David Willman. Excerpted by permission of Random House. All rights reserved.

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