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Cover of: The Looming Tower | Lawrence Wright
About the Book

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.

7 editions First published in 2006

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January 17, 2007, Thorndike Press
The Looming Tower
Hardcover in English - Lrg edition
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2006, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The Looming Tower
Electronic resource in English
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September 27, 2006, Tantor Media
The Looming Tower
MP3 CD in English - MP3 edition
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August 8, 2006, Knopf
The Looming Tower
in English
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September 27, 2006, Tantor Media
The Looming Tower
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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September 27, 2006, Tantor Media
The Looming Tower
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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2007 September, Vintage Books
The Looming Tower
Paperback in English - First Vintage Books edition

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