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The Looming Tower

Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

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National Book Award FinalistA Time, Newsweek, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and New York Times Book Review Best Book of the YearA 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 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 Tower is the definitive history of the long road to September 11.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
2007 September, Vintage Books
Paperback in English - First Vintage Books edition
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The Looming Tower: Al-qaeda and the Road to 9/11
January 17, 2007, Thorndike Press
Hardcover in English - Lrg edition
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The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
September 27, 2006, Tantor Media
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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The Looming Tower
2006, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The Looming Tower
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
September 27, 2006, Tantor Media
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
August 8, 2006, Knopf
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The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
September 27, 2006, Tantor Media
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National Book Award FinalistA Time, Newsweek, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and New York Times Book Review Best Book of the YearA 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 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 Tower is the definitive history of the long road to September 11.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Looming Tower

Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

This edition was published in by Knopf


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