The Man Who Tried to Save the World
The Dangerous Life and Mysterious Disappearance of Fred Cuny
By Scott Anderson
Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385486668, 400pp.
Publication Date: May 9, 2000
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Who was Cuny really working for? Was he a CIA spy? Who killed him, and why? In search of the answers, Scott Anderson traveled to Chechnya on a hazardous journey that started as as a magazine assignment and ended as a personal mission. The result is a galvanizing adventure story, a chilling picture of "thenew world order," and a tour de force of literary journalism.
"One of the most thrilling stories I have ever read...This is not just an adventure story, but a mystery of the first order." --Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm
"A mystery story, straight out of a plot from John LeCarré." --The New York Times Book Review
"Forget Mount Everest. Forget the perfect storm. For pure adrenaline, there's nothing like the war zone." --Time Out New York
"One of the most important books to be published since the fall of the Berlin Wall...A great, epic mystery of our day." --The New York Observer