Wednesday, October 13, 2004

The 9/11 Commission Report

Government reports, however informative and necessary, are rarely considered literary masterpieces. In fact, most are far more likely to be considered examples of "how not to write" than examples of effective prose. Now, however, comes word that The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States--Authorized Edition has been named a finalist in the National Book Award non-fiction category. Yet another reason to read it--even on-line, if necessary.