The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (Paperback)

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    Lawrence Wright graduated from Tulane University and spent two years teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He is a staff writer forThe New Yorker and a fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law. The author of five works of nonfiction—City Children, Country Summer; In the New World; Saints and Sinners; Remembering Satan;and Twins—he has also written a novel, God’s Favorite, and was cowriter of the movieThe Siege. He and his wife are longtime residents of Austin, Texas.

    UPDATED AND WITH A NEW AFTERWORD

    National Book Award Finalist

    A Time, Newsweek, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year

    A gripping narrative that spans five decades, The Looming Tower explains in unprecedented detail the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the intelligence failures that culminated in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Lawrence Wright re-creates firsthand the transformation of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri from incompetent and idealistic soldiers in Afghanistan to leaders of the most successful terrorist group in history. He follows FBI counterterrorism chief John O’Neill as he uncovers the emerging danger from al-Qaeda in the 1990s and struggles to track this new threat. Packed with new information and a deep historical perspective, The Looming Tower is the definitive history of the long road to September 11.

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    ISBN 9781400030842
    Genre POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
    Format Paperback
    Pages 540
    Publisher Date 2007-08-21 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Copyright Year 2006
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.0 lb
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Language English
    Subtitle Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Wright, Lawrence
    Dimensions xx
    Country of Origin United States

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      This book well researched and well written.

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      Outstanding, well written and researched book. Talks about Al Qaeda from it's birth to the present.

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