Hitting the Books: Robert Miraldi


Robert Miraldi, professor of communication and media


“Scoop Artist: The World According to Seymour Hersh/From My Lai to Abu Ghraib.”


It is a biography of the man many consider to be the best -— and most famous — investigative reporter in America. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his expose of the My Lai massacre in 1969 and
exposed the abuse at Abu Ghraib in 2004.

How long have you been working on this: 

I have been working on this book for five years.

Publication date:

It is being published by Potomac Books in Washington, D.C. and is due out in 2013.

Why it is unique: 

Hersh is an icon of American journalism and is a particular target of the political right for his long history of exposes on targets the right would rather see buried, from My Lai to Henry Kissinger to the wars in the Mideast. There is no
biography of Hersh.