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The Looming Tower

Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

The Looming Tower( )
Author: Wright, Lawrence
Series title:Thorndike Nonfiction Ser.
ISBN:978-0-7862-9260-8
Publication Date:Jan 2007
Publisher:Thorndike Press
Book Format:Hardback
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Book Description:

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 first-hand 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...
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Book Details
Pages:873
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Terrorism
History / United States / 21St Century
Political Science / Intelligence & Espionage
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.32 x 8.78 x 1.79 Inches
Book Weight:2.24 Pounds
Author Biography
Wright, Lawrence (Author)
Lawrence Wright (born August 2, 1947), 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 God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State (2018), Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief (2013), Pulitzer Prize winning non-fiction 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).

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