Bill Murphy Jr.

Bill Murphy Jr. is the author of The Intelligent Entrepreneur: How Three Harvard Business School Graduates Learned the 10 Rules of Successful Entrepreneurship and In a Time of War: The Proud and Perilous Journey of West Point's Class of 2002. Previously, he worked as Bob Woodward's research assistant on the bestselling State of Denial. An inveterate entrepreneur who was on the founding teams of three separate start-ups, he is also a former military officer, lawyer, and Washington Post reporter.

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Bill Murphy Jr. on his book, In a Time of War

Scott Drake interviews Bill Murphy Jr. His book..."In a Time of War" traces 20 young officers from West Point to Iraq and Afghanistan, through courage, honor and heroism to fear, fatigue and disillusionment, and finally to catastrophic injury and death.

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In a Time of War - Bill Murphy Jr.

"In a Time of War," by Bill Murphy Jr., is the new book chronicling the amazing, true story of the West Point class of 2002, the first cadets in a generation to graduate from the United States Military Academy during wartime.

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Where are you from?
I was born in New York City, grew up in Rhode Island, and now live in Washington, DC.

What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Running, soccer, occasionally boxing.

What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
My agent, Esther Newberg, gave this advice to another writer, but it's excellent nonetheless:  "Stop whining and start writing."

What is your favorite quote?
"The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow."—H. G. Wells

Where do you write?
I've tried everything...writing at home, writing in an office, writing at cafes and the like.  I've found the best


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The Intelligent Entrepreneur

Bill Murphy Jr.
St. Martin's Griffin

"An invaluable guide to those who might follow in the footsteps of these remarkable young entrepreneurs."—William Sahlman, Professor, Harvard Business...

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In a Time of War

Bill Murphy, Jr.
Henry Holt and Co.

The dramatic story of West Point’s class of 2002, the first in a generation to graduate during wartime They came to West Point in a time of peace, but soon...

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