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Looming Tower Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

ISBN-10: 1400030846

ISBN-13: 9781400030842

Edition: N/A

Authors: Lawrence Wright

List price: $17.00
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National Book Award Finalist ATime,Newsweek,Washington Post,Chicago Tribune,andNew York Times Book ReviewBest Book of the Year A gripping narrative that spans five decades,The Looming Towerexplains 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 Toweris the definitive history of the long road to September 11.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/21/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Lawrence Wright, Pulitzer Prize winning author, graduated from Tulane University and spent two years teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law. Wright is the author of the Books Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief (2013), Pulitzer Prize winning The Looming Tower : Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (2006), Noriega: God's Favorite (2000), Twins: And What They Tell Us About Who We Are (1999), Remembering Satan (1994), Saints & Sinners (1993), In the New World: Growing Up in America, 1964-1984 (1987), and City Children, Country Summer: A Story of Ghetto Children Among the Amish (1979).

Map
Prologue
The Martyr
The Sporting Club
The Founder
Change
The Miracles
The Base
Return of the Hero
Paradise
The Silicon Valley
Paradise Lost
The Prince of Darkness
The Boy Spies
Hijira
Going Operational
Bread and Water
"Now It Begins"
The New Millennium
Boom
The Big Wedding
Revelations
Principal Characters
Notes
Bibliography
Author Interviews
Acknowledgments and Notes on Sources
Index