The looming tower: Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11
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New York : Vintage Books/Random House, 2007.
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First Vintage Books edition.
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9781400030842, 1400030846
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[xi], 540 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
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Brighton - Adult Nonfiction
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National Book Award Finalist A "Time,"" Newsweek,"" Washington Post,"" Chicago Tribune,"" "and "New York Times Book Review" Best Book of the Year A 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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 435-517) and index.
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National Book Award Finalist A "Time,"" Newsweek,"" Washington Post,"" Chicago Tribune,"" "and "New York Times Book Review" Best Book of the Year A 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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Wright, L. (2007). The looming tower: Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11. First Vintage Books edition. New York: Vintage Books/Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wright, Lawrence, 1947-. 2007. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. New York: Vintage Books/Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wright, Lawrence, 1947-, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. New York: Vintage Books/Random House, 2007.

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Wright, Lawrence. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. First Vintage Books edition. New York: Vintage Books/Random House, 2007. Print.

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