PUBLISHING: Lifting The Veil

Lifting The Veil

The secrecy surrounding Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA (Simon & Schuster; $21.95) would have done any intelligence agency proud. Galleys of the book, written by Washington Post Editor Bob Woodward (All the President's Men), were carefully guarded. The timing of serialization rights was scrupulously calculated: Newsweek planned to print excerpts in this week's issue, while the Washington Post and other newspapers began running portions last Sunday.

But the veil was lifted ahead of schedule. U.S. News & World Report somehow got hold of the galleys and, in addition to printing a story this week, issued a news release that...

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