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Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Bergen to write book about bin Laden manhunt

Peter Bergen, CNN's national security analyst, during the network’s coverage of Osama bin Laden's death.
It’s been less than 48 hours since the world learned of Osama bin Laden’s death and already the book deals are starting to roll in.

Today it was announced that Peter Bergen, the bestselling author of three books on al-Qaeda, will write about bin Laden’s demise for Crown Publishers. The book is tentatively titled “The Manhunt.” A publication date has not been set.

“Drawing upon access to senior U.S. government and military officials as well as key political and intelligence figures in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Bergen will paint a multi-dimensional portrait of the hunt for bin Laden over the past decade, as well as of the recent campaign that gradually tightened the noose around him and culminated in his being killed in a firefight with United States special forces in Pakistan on Sunday,” Crown said in a press release.

Bergen is a well-known face to viewers of CNN, where he is a national security analyst. In 1997, Bergen interviewed bin Laden for broadcast on CNN in which the terrorist leader repeated his declaration of war against the United States.

In January, Bergen released his latest book, “The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda.”

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