The Iraq Study Group's book is a slim volume: 142 pages, only 96 if you ignore the appendices. The paperback version could easily slip into a Christmas stocking. We were all surprised to see how small it was.
Photo caption: Four recent commission reports from the NBC News Washington library. Photo by Daily Nightly editor Rob Merrill.
Sales of the Iraq Study Group report on Amazon.com seem to be doing well... yes, sales. Although it's available free on the Internet, you too can own this volume for less than a bucket of chicken. It was holding steady on the Amazon list at No. 26, jumped up to No. 18, and has dropped a bit to No. 22 at this writing.
Now, one of the good things about forking over your money for a book that's available for free, is that the publisher says that a portion of the proceeds will go to the National Military Family Association, a nonprofit group that helps military families.
Author's note: None of the measurements of the aforementioned books is meant to cast any aspersions on the various committees' investigative work or their editing skills.