Holy War, Inc. Inside the Secret World of Osama Bin Laden

ISBN-10: 0743234952
ISBN-13: 9780743234955
Edition: 2002
Authors: Peter L. Bergen
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 6/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

On September 11, 2001, the world changed forever as more than three thousand men, women, and children lost their lives in the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil. The attack was masterminded by Osama bin Laden and his Jihad group -- an organization that CNN's terrorism analyst Peter Bergen calls Holy War, Inc. One of the few Western journalists to have interviewed bin Laden face-to-face, Bergen has produced the definitive book on the global Jihadist network, revealing: How bin Laden lives, travels, and communicates with his "cells." How his role in the crushing defeat of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan made him a hero to Muslims all over the world. How the bombings of the American embassies in Africa and the USS Cole in Yemen were planned and executed. What we can expect from Islamic extremists in the future. Above all, Peter Bergen helps us to see bin Laden's organization in a radically new light: as a corporation that has exploited modern technology and weaponry in the service of global terrorism and the destruction of the West. Both author and publisher will donate a portion of the proceeds from this book to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Contents Note from the Author Prologue How to Find the World's Most Wanted Man
While America Slept
The Afghan Jihad: The Making of a Holy Warrior
Blowback: The CIA and the Afghan War
The Koran and the Kalashnikov: Bin Laden's Years in Sudan
From the Peaks of the Hindu Kush: The Declaration of War
Investigation and Retaliation: The Embassy Bombings
The American Connection: From Brooklyn to Seattle
True Believers: The Taliban and
The Holy Warriors of Yemen: The Bombing of the U.S.S. Cole
The Global Network: Around the World in Eighty Jihads
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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