Book edition of torture report coming Dec. 30

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Posted: Dec 10, 2014 3:01 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A bound edition of the CIA torture report will be in stores by the end of the month.

Melville House announced Wednesday that it was publishing the Senate Intelligence Committee's "Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program," which accused the CIA of inflicting suffering on detainees beyond its legal limits and peddling unsubstantiated stories that harsh interrogations saved American lives.

The book will be around 500 pages, representing the executive summary and conclusions of a still-classified 6,700-page full investigation, and is scheduled for Dec. 30. The report is not subject to traditional copyright laws and may be issued by other publishers, too.

Several government releases have become best-sellers even though they can be read for free, including the Warren Commission probe of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the "9/11 Commission Report," a National Book Award finalist in 2004 for an edition published by W.W. Norton and Company.

Melville House publicity director Julia Fleischaker said the torture report would not include a foreword or any other commentary.

"We feel that it stands on its own as a historical document," she said.