Author of Pentagon-censored memoir on book-burning in the digital age: "It's ludicrous."

"The whole premise smacks of retaliation. Someone buying 10,000 books to suppress a story in this digital age is ludicrous."—Army Reserve Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, speaking on CNN.

As noted on Boing Boing earlier, the Pentagon just burned about 9,500 copies of his new memoir, Operation Dark Heart.

A quick search on Amazon yields a notice about the dead-tree version's absence, and an inadvertently funny promo for the book's Kindle version (screengrab above). I haven't tried purchasing the Kindle version, but I presume it's not really offered. Anyone spotted a digital copy of Shaffer's book out in the wild? Let us know in the comments.

Update: A Kindle version is available—it's redacted.

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