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The Looming Tower

Al-Qaeda And The Road To 9

By Lawrence Wright, 1947-

UPDATED AND WITH A NEW AFTERWORD

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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Publish Date

2007

ISBN

1400030846


Format: Book
Author: Wright, Lawrence, 1947-
Summary: Explores both the American and Arab sides of the September 11th terrorist attacks in an account of the people, ideas, events, and intelligence failures that led to the tragedies.
Title: The looming tower : Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11 / Lawrence Wright.
Publisher Date: New York : Vintage Books, 2007.
Subject: Qaida (Organization) September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 Terrorism -- Government policy -- United States Intelligence service -- United States
Isbn: 1400030846 (pbk.) 9781400030842 (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: 973.931 Wri
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Bib Id: 306926

Format: Book
Author: Wright, Lawrence, 1947-
Summary: Explores both the American and Arab sides of the September 11th terrorist attacks in an account of the people, ideas, events, and intelligence failures that led to the tragedies.
Title: The looming tower : Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11 / Lawrence Wright.
Publisher, Date: New York : Vintage Books, 2007.
Description: [xi], 540 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Qaida (Organization)
Subjects: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Subjects: Terrorism -- Government policy -- United States
Subjects: Intelligence service -- United States
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 435-500) and index.
ISBN: 1400030846 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9781400030842 (pbk.)
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Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: 973.931 Wri