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The Terror Years

From Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State

The Terror Years( )
Author: Wright, Lawrence
ISBN:978-0-8041-7003-1
Publication Date:Jul 2017
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

These powerful investigative pieces, which take us from the religious police of Saudi Arabia to the rise of the Islamic State, comprise an essential primer on jihadist movements in the Middle East--and the attempts of the West to contain them. In these pages, Lawrence Wright examines al-Qaeda as it experiences a rebellion from within and spins off a growing web of worldwide terror. He shows us the Syrian film industry before the civil war--compliant at the edges but already exuding a...
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Book Details
Pages:464
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Terrorism
Religion / Religion, Politics & State
Political Science / World / Middle Eastern
History / Middle East / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.3 x 8.1 x 0.9 Inches
Book Weight:0.72 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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