Publisher recalls Benghazi book after author offers differing accounts
Threshold Editions, a conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster, has announced it’s suspending publication of a first-hand account of the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. “The Embassy House: The Explosive Eyewitness Account of the Libyan Embassy Siege by the Soldier Who Was There,” by Benghazi security officer Dylan Davies under the pen name Sergeant Morgan Jones, was released in late October.
The publisher decided to pull the book from the shelves after discovering Davies’ account of the attack he provided in the book and in a recent interview on CBS ’60 Minutes’ didn’t match the one he had given to the FBI just after the attack. According to New York Times reporter Julie Bosman, Simon & Schuster has notified stores to find and return all unsold books, and return them to the publisher to be pulped.
Breaking: Simon & Schuster tells NYT it is pulling Benghazi book. "We are suspending the publication" and notifying stores to return books.
— Julie Bosman (@juliebosman) November 8, 2013
Read an excerpt of the book here.