NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Brian Tart, President and Publisher of Dutton, announced today the acquisition of a book that will provide the definitive account of the gripping story of the Boston Marathon bombings, the subsequent manhunt, and the city's successful attempts to overcome the devastating impact of the insidious attack.
Award-winning reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell of The Boston Globe will be aided by a team of investigative reporters at the paper that produced top-notch, on-the-scene coverage during and after the recent tragedy. The book, still untitled, will be published in time for the first anniversary. Dutton Editor-in-Chief Ben Sevier and Executive Editor Jill Schwartzman acquired World Rights from agents Lane Zachary and Todd Shuster of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth.
Following an ensemble of key characters, Helman and Russell will weave a narrative that chronicles the entire story of the day and all those who were affected – the runners, the victims, the fearless doctors and first responders, the perpetrators, and the heroic efforts of the ordinary citizens of the great city of Boston. With the resources of The Boston Globe, the book will provide an unprecedented level of detail and insight, including what went on behind-the-scenes as the police and FBI faced several profoundly challenging situations and dilemmas, such as whether or not to release photos of the Tsarnaev brothers.
Evoking the trauma at the bombsite as well as the fear and chaos of the days that followed, the book will also highlight the bravery, resourcefulness, and resiliency of the Boston community. It will be a portrait of a city on its worst day; but also at its best.
About the authors:
Scott Helman is a reporter at The Boston Globe, where he has been on staff since 2000. Currently a staff writer for The Boston Globe Magazine, he previously oversaw local and regional political coverage, was a lead reporter on the 2008 presidential campaign, and worked as a reporter, editor, and multimedia producer for the Globe’s Metro section. He is also co-author of The Real Romney, a Globe biography of Mitt Romney published in 2012.
A Globe reporter since 2000, Jenna Russell has covered higher education and spent several years as the paper’s roving regional reporter. She worked on "68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope", a 2012 series about a Boston neighborhood, and on a 2010 series about childhood bullying that won a Dart Award from Columbia University. In 2009 she was part of a team of Globe reporters who wrote the biography Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy.
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