For more than half a century, Seymour Hersh's fearless reporting has earned him fame, awards, front-page bylines, and plenty of controversy. In this memoir he describes what drove him and how he worked as an independent outsider, and he tells the stories behind the stories about some of his biggest scoops, including the My Lai massacre and the scandal at Abu Ghraib. Looking back, Hersh also offers illuminating recollections of some of the giants of American politics and journalism: Ben Bradlee, A.M. Rosenthal, David Remnick, and Henry Kissinger.
"Outstanding…. Rarely has a journalist's memoir come together so well, with admirable measures of self-deprecation, transparent pride, readable prose style, and honesty."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)