The Looming Tower
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
This Pulitzer Prize winner is the basis for the upcoming Hulu series starring Peter Sarsgaard, Jeff Daniels, and Tahar Rahim.
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.
National Book Award Finalist
Updated and with a New Afterword
From Publishers Weekly
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I starred to watch Hulu “The Looming Towers” then got book. Both are great but enjoyed book better!
If you wonder, read this and you will know.
A masterpiece of research. I feel that I have a better understanding of the dynamics of Islamic extremism.
There are even more facets of this tragic story unfolding now in Syria, Africa, Lebanon,and Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Let us hope that the moderate clerics will prevail.
William Fears, M.D.
- Category: Politics & Current Events
- Published: Aug 08, 2006
- Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 592 Pages
- Language: English