Growing up Bin Laden Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World

ISBN-10: 0312560877

ISBN-13: 9780312560874

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Description: From theNew York Timesbestselling author ofPrincess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia In their own words, Osama bin Laden's wife and son tell the astonishing story of the man they knewor thought they knewbefore September 11, 2001. The world knows Osama bin Laden as the most wanted terrorist of our time. But people are not born terrorists, and bin Laden has carefully guarded the details of his private lifeuntil now, when his first wife and fourth-born son break the silence to take us inside his strange and secret world. In spine-tingling detail, Jean Sasson tells their story of life with a man whose growing commitment to violent jihad led him to move his wives and children from an orderly life to one of extreme danger, even choosing the teenage Omar to accompany him to the mountain fortress of Tora Bora.

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List price: $32.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/7/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.26" long x 0.97" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Jean Sasson was born in 1947 in Troy, Alabama. She is an American writer whose work mainly centers around women in the Middle East. Sasson lived in Saudi Arabia for twelve years as an admisitrative coordinator of medical affairs for a specialist hospital. He books include: The Rape of Kuwait, and the bestselling Princess Trilogy -- Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia, Princess Sultana's Daughters, and Princess Sultana's Circle. She also wrote Growing Up bin Laden.

Acknowledgments
A Note to the Reader
Early Days in Saudi Arabia
Najwa: My Youth
Najwa: Married Life
Jean: A Note Regarding Osama bin Laden's Political Activities
Najwa: Mother of Many Sons
Omar: Born the Son of Osama bin Laden
Najwa: Marriage Surprises
Omar: Growing Up bin Laden
Omar: Moving to Medina
Najwa: Many Children for Osama
Jean: A Note Regarding Osama bin Laden's Political Activities
Omar: The Nightmare Begins
Our Life in Khartoum
Najwa: To Africa
Najwa: Family Affairs
Omar: Golden Times in Khartoum
Omar: The Scent of Death
Omar: Journey into the Unknown
Jean: A Note Regarding Osama bin Laden's Political and Militant Activities
Afghanistan
Omar: Retreat to Afghanistan
Omar: Tora Bora Mountain
Najwa: A Far, Far Country
Omar: My Father's Army
Najwa: Mountain Life
Omar: The Violence Escalates
Omar: Real War
Omar: Jihad Vacation
Omar: True Terror
Omar: The Tightening Noose
Najwa: Young Marriage
Omar: The Beginning of the End
Najwa: To Syria
Omar: Return to Saudi Arabia
Najwa: Leaving Afghanistan Forever
Omar: September 11, 2001
Final Comments
Postscript
Osama bin Laden's Family: Who were They? What Happened to Them?
Osama bin Laden Chronology
Al-Qaeda Chronology: 1988-2008
Index
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