This addition to the Summer 2015 list is poised to be all over the news. Stern is a Harvard University lecturer on terrorism, member of the Hoover Institute and author of 2004’s eye opening book Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill; Berger is a fellow with the Brookings Institution and the author of Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam as well as a contributor to Foreign Policy magazine. In other words, this is no instant book–these guys have some serious cred.
Publicity starts this week and includes everything from Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor to NPR’s All Things Considered. Also: ABC World News Tonight, MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, The Diane Rehm Show and a first serial in The Atlantic. Booksellers will want to make sure it’s on display.
ISIS: The State of Terror (9780062395542) by Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger. $27.99 hardcover. 3/12/15 on sale.