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Looming Tower

Al Qaeda's Road To 9/11

Looming Tower - Wright, Lawrence - ISBN: 9780141029351
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Bindwijze: Boek
Genre: Geschiedenis
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Beschrijving

In November 1948 a frail, middle-aged writer, Sayyid Qutb, left Egypt on a cruise ship bound for New York. His impressions of what he found there - jazz bands and dancing, drunks in alleyways, the neon glow of burlesque house - would change his view of the West fundamentally, and give birth to the group we now know as Al Qaeda . . .

The Looming Tower is the first book to tell the full story of Al Qaeda from its roots up to 9/11. Drawing on astonishing interviews and first-hand sources, it investigates the extraordinary group of ideologues behind this organization - and those who tried to stop them. There is the tormented, resentful Qutb, whose writings on the godlessness of Americans turned him into a martyr for Islamic extremists around the world. There is Ayman al-Zawahiri: a devout student who, by the age of fifteen, had already helped to form an underground jihadist cell. There is the deeply contradictory Osama bin Laden: Saudi millionaire turned muhajideen commander, whose interests merged with al-Zawahiri's to form a global terror coalition.

Details

Titel: Looming Tower
auteur: Wright, Lawrence
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 576
Uitgever: Penguin Books Ltd
NUR: Geschiedenis
Afmetingen: 196 x 130 x 30
Gewicht: 442 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780141029351
Intern nummer: 6725270

Biografie (woord)

Lawrence Wright, geb. 1947, ist ein mehrfach ausgezeichneter amerikanischer Autor, Drehbuchschreiber und Journalist. Seit 1992 arbeitet er für das Magazin 'The New Yorker'.

Recensie

Lawrence Wright's integrity and diligence as a reporter shine through every page of this riveting narrative

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