Award-winning journalist Jake Tapper presents an eye-opening account of one of America’s deadliest battles in Afghanistan in The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor (Little, Brown and Company, $29.99). On 2009, Outpost Keating, manned by 53 U.S. troops was nearly overrun by a Taliban force of almost four hundred fighters. Later, a Pentagon investigation concluded that there was no reason of Outpost Keating to have been there in the first place. “Brilliant, dedicated reporting by a journalist who goes to the ground to get the truth.” Bob Woodward. Tapper is the first reporter to be awarded the White House Correspondents’ Association’s Merriman Smith Award three years in a row.