Ron Suskind is an author and journalist based in Washington,
His latest book, "The One Percent Doctrine," is a revealing
journey deep inside America's battles with violent,
unrelenting terrorists -- a game of kill-or-be-killed, from
the Oval Office to the streets of Karachi.
His 2004 book, "The Price of Loyalty, George W. Bush, the
White House and the Education of Paul O'Neill," is a
sweeping tour of the inner working of the Bush Presidency,
among the most secretive administrations in modern times.
The book follows the two-year arc of Paul O'Neill, Bush's
Treasury Secretary and a principal of the National Security
Council, as he and other senior officials assess the conduct
and character of this Presidency.
Mr. Suskind is also the author of "A Hope in the Unseen, An
American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League,"
(Doubleday/Broadway, 1998), which follows the two year
journey of a prickly, religious honor student as he escapes
from a blighted, Washington, D.C. terrain to find a home at
Brown University. The book, which was launched by a series
in the Wall Street Journal that won him the 1995 Pulitzer
Prize for Feature Writing, has been a favorite on U.S.
campuses and in book clubs.
From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Suskind was the senior national
affairs writer for the Wall Street Journal. He was a
contributor to "Profiles in Courage for Our Times,"
(Hyperion, 2002), along with other prize-winning authors. He
currently writes for various national magazines, including
the New York Times Magazine and Esquire Magazine. Two
articles that appeared in Esquire in 2002 delved into the
workings of the Bush White House.
Mr. Suskind has appeared on various television news programs
as a correspondent or essayist and is a distinguished
visiting scholar at Dartmouth College. He is a graduate of
the University of Virginia, Columbia University Graduate
School of Journalism, and lives in Washington with his wife,
Cornelia Kennedy Suskind, and their two sons.
Books:Life, Animated, April 2014
Confidence Men, September 2011
The Way of the World, August 2008
The One Percent Doctrine, May 2007
The One Percent Doctrine, June 2006
A Hope in the Unseen, May 1999