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