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Secret History of Al Qaeda

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ISBN-10: 0520249747

ISBN-13: 9780520249745

Edition: 2006

Authors: Abdel Bari Atwan

List price: $85.00
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Drawing on unparalleled access to Osama bin Laden and his key associates, journalist Abdel Bari Atwan gives an incisive and timely account, the clearest we have so far, of the rise of the notorious terrorist organization, al Qaeda. In this lively narrative, the author establishes what al Qaeda is or has become, what it wants, what its capabilities are, and how the West can answer its complaints and challenges. The only Western-based journalist to have spent time with Osama bin Laden, Atwan begins with an engrossing personal record of his 1996 trip to visit al Qaeda's founder and guide at his Tora Bora hideout. He takes an in-depth look at bin-Laden, presenting a nuanced portrait of the man…    
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/2/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction: Inside the Lair: With bin Laden at Tora Bora
Osama bin Laden
Holy Warrior
Human Bombs and the Concept of Martyrdom
Cyber-Jihad
Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia
Al Qaeda in Iraq
The Future of al Qaeda
Notes
Bibliography
Index