Here Comes the Stealth Manuscript

Booksellers are grinding their teeth over several big Ross Perot books that have been canceled on the eve of publication. But something bigger may be coming soon. PUTNAM is preparing to ship more than 100,000 copies of a supersecret book in late August. The publisher is keeping both the subject and author completely confidential. According to buyers for the major chains, Putnam executives have been whispering that it is a biography of a major Washington official that contains information so explosive it could cause his or her resignation. This has prompted a guessing game within the industry, but Putnam executives say...

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