Andrew Michael Dibella

My definition of an imperative book is not limited to books by corporate and government whistleblowers, though it certainly includes them. The list of relevant books I’ve a published over the past decade and a half includes these ten titles:

DEAD RUN: The Shocking Story of Dennis Stockton and Life on Death Row in America (1999), a nonfiction narrative by reporters Joe Jackson and Bill Burke, chronicling an innocent man on Death Row in Virginia and the only mass escape from Death Row in U.S. history. The condemned convict, Dennis Stockton, wasn’t among the escapees,but it is his account of that event that stands the test of time and is relied on most my historians and journalists to this day.

THE UNITED STATES V. I. LEWIS LIBBY (2007), edited and with reporting by Murray Waas, comprising the trial transcript from Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald’s case along with public records essential to understanding the destructive leak of Valerie Plame’s CIA identity by the Bush administration.

Talk about an "instant" book. Within hours of I. Lewis Libby's conviction for obstruction of justice, a publisher announced plans for a paperback release about the trial of Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff.

"Like the published reports from the 9/11 Commission and the Iraq Study Group, the CIA leak case warrants a definitive book based upon the Libby trial record," Philip Turner, editorial director of Sterling Publishing's Union Square Press imprint.

"The United States v. I. Lewis Libby," which will include testimony and original reporting, will be edited by investigative journalist Murray Waas of National Journal. The book is scheduled to be released in April as a paperback original.