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Tuesday, September 17
11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Special DL21C Lunch Event Next Tuesday 9/17: Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman discuss Enemies Within, on NYPD and Surveillance

HB Burger
(downstairs private event space)
127 W. 43rd Street (between 6th Avenue and Broadway)
A/C/E to 42nd Street; B/D/F/M to 42nd Street/Bryant Park; 1/2/3/N/Q/R/7 to 42nd Street/Times Square

On Tuesday, September 17th, DL21C's Political Author series continues with a special lunch event… we host Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, discussing their new book Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America.
Enemies Within is an inside look at the New York City Police Department and its controversial Muslim surveillance program. Goldman and Apuzzo received the Pulitzer Prize for their investigative reporting on the post-9/11 NYPD, revealing a vast network of undercover officers and informants dispatched to keep tabs on Muslims in New York and beyond.
Don’t miss this chance to have lunch with the authors of the most talked-about NYC book of the year, and join the conversation!  See you next Tuesday!
Free for DL21C Annual Members and those buying books; $5/everyone else
Books available for purchase and signing on site

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See you next Tuesday 9/17!
Reviews of Enemies Within:
"Apuzzo & Goldman are the new Woodward and Bernstein." (Spencer Ackerman, national security editor, The Guardian)
"Enemies Within is a deeply reported and well written account of the NYPD's aggressive efforts to monitor the Muslim-American community and the most threatening al-Qaeda plot since 9/11---the plot to bomb the New York City subway system in 2009-- a plot that NYPD's surveillance efforts did not detect." (Peter Bergen author of Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden, from 9/11 to Abbottabad)
"Enemies Within combines the quick-paced storytelling of a mystery novel with the intellectual altitude of intelligence experts. It offers insights into the methods that work the best against would-be terrorists, as well as those that are not only a waste of money and time, but abuse the nature of our democracy. A great, informative read." (Dana Priest, investigative reporter, The Washington Post and author of Top Secret America: The Rise of the Nation)
"Two of America's best reporters pull back the curtain to reveal how New York really works. In the process, they also raise troubling questions about the price that America has paid, particularly in its moral standing, in prosecuting the war on terror. They ask the hardest question of them all. They ask Americans to look in the mirror." (James Risen, author of State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration)

Read the New York Magazine review here:
About Enemies Within:
How safe are we? What do we sacrifice to feel safe? And who pays the ultimate price?
Two Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists examine one of the most sensitive post–9/11 national security investigations—a breathtaking race to prevent an al-Qaeda bomber from launching Osama bin Laden’s final attack on American soil.
InEnemies Within, Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman lay bare the complex and often contradictory state of counterterrorism and intelligence in America through the pursuit of Najibullah Zazi, a terrorist bomber who trained under one of bin Laden’s most trusted deputies. Zazi and his coconspirators represented America’s greatest fear: a terrorist cell operating inside America.
Apuzzo and Goldman lift the veil of secrecy to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of our counterterrorism measures.  After 9/11, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly initiated a plan for the Big Apple: dispatch a vast network of plainclothes officers and paid informants—called “rakers” and “mosque crawlers”—into Muslim neighborhoods to infiltrate religious communities and eavesdrop on college campuses. Police amassed data on innocent people, often for their religious and political beliefs. But when it mattered most, these strategies failed to identify the most imminent threats.
Enemies Withintackles the tough questions about the measures that we take to protect ourselves from real and perceived threats. Apuzzo and Goldman take readers inside America’s sprawling counterterrorism machine while it operates at full throttle. They reveal what works, what doesn’t, and what Americans have unknowingly given up.
About the Authors:

Matt Apuzzoand Adam Goldman are investigative reporters for the Associated Press in Washington, D.C. They shared in the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for a series on the New York Police Department's clandestine spying program targeting American Muslims. Together, Apuzzo and Goldman have uncovered the location of a CIA prison, revealed widespread cheating on FBI exams, and showed how the CIA's haphazard disciplinary system resulted in promotions for officers who kidnapped and killed the wrong people. They have shared the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, a George Polk Award, the Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award, and the Edgar A. Poe Award from the White House Correspondents’ Association. Apuzzo has covered organized crime, corruption, and law enforcement in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Washington. Goldman has covered crime and government for newspapers in Virginia and Alabama. He reported from Las Vegas and New York for the AP.