The looming tower: Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11

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A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright's remarkable book is based on five years of research and hundreds of interviews that he conducted in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, England, France, Germany, Spain, and the United States. Brilliantly conceived and written, The Looming Tower draws all elements of the story into a galvanizing narrative that adds immeasurably to our understanding of how we arrived at September 11, 2001. The richness of its new information, and the depth of its perceptions, can help us deal more wisely and effectively with the continuing terrorist threat.

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table_of_contents 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.
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title The looming tower : Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11
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topic HISTORY / United States / 21st Century, History, Intelligence service United States, Nonfiction, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intelligence & Espionage, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Terrorism, Qaida (Organization), September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, Terrorism Government policy United States
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