Mary Mapes was an award-winning television news producer and reporter for twenty-five years, fifteen of them for CBS News, primarily for CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and 60 Minutes II. She lives in Dallas, Texas.
"Ms. Mapes details her rise and fall with a considerable amount of flair and self-deprecating humor...Simply put, she is woman, hear her roar--on behalf of both her instilled patriotism and her journalistic integrity....TRUTH AND DUTY is a good read from start to finish." --The Dallas Morning News "Mapes musters a controlled, readable narrative about the story that became her professional undoing...the story...builds by increments (including) the memos themselves, and how they mesh--in ways large and small, in nuance and substance--with Bush's official Guard records." --The Washington Post Book World "It's an illuminating look into journalism and the challenges reporters face in an era of blogging, instant Internet analysis, corporate ownership and network news starts." --The Buffalo News "In...TRUTH AND DUTY, [Mapes] comes across as the kind of rip-snorting rodeo rider of the news I would have killed to work with as an editor. Her gallop through such Mapes-produced '60 Minutes II' scoops as securing Karla Faye Tucker's death row interview or tracking down Strom Thurmond's black illegitimate daughter or exposing the atrocities of Abu Ghraib gives us a heart-racing glimpse of a resourceful TV pro in her fearless prime." --Tina Brown "TRUTH AND DUTY is a plainspoken...oftentimes sympathetic look at how the National Guard story came to be and why it fell apart." --The New York Observer