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The looming tower : Al-Qaeda's road to 9/11 / Lawrence Wright.

By: Wright, Lawrence, 1947-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Allen Lane, 2006Description: 469 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780713999730 (hbk); 071399973X (hbk); 9780713999761 (pbk); 0713999764 (pbk).Subject(s): Qaida (Organization) | Terrorists -- Middle East | Intelligence service -- United States | Terrorism -- Government policy -- United States | Islam and politics -- Middle East | Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam | September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 | Jihad | Terrorists Middle EastDDC classification: 973.931
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Awards: Pulitzer Prize Winner for Non Fiction, 2007.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

'The Looming Tower' tells the story of Al Qaeda from its roots up to 9/11. Drawing on interviews and first-hand sources, it investigates the extraordinary group of ideologues behind this organization - and those who tried to stop them.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-438) and index.

The martyr -- The sporting club -- The founder -- Change -- The miracles -- The base -- Return of the hero -- Paradise -- The silicon valley -- Paradise lost -- The prince of darkness -- The boy spies -- Hijira -- Going operational -- Bread and water -- "Now it begins" -- The new millennium -- Boom -- The big wedding -- Revelations.

Pulitzer Prize Winner for Non Fiction, 2007.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Map (p. xi)
  • Prologue (p. 3)
  • 1 The Martyr (p. 9)
  • 2 The Sporting Club (p. 38)
  • 3 The Founder (p. 69)
  • 4 Change (p. 97)
  • 5 The Miracles (p. 114)
  • 6 The Base (p. 139)
  • 7 Return of the Hero (p. 165)
  • 8 Paradise (p. 185)
  • 9 The Silicon Valley (p. 200)
  • 10 Paradise Lost (p. 213)
  • 11 The Prince of Darkness (p. 230)
  • 12 The Boy Spies (p. 242)
  • 13 Hijira (p. 254)
  • 14 Going Operational (p. 260)
  • 15 Bread and Water (p. 278)
  • 16 "Now It Begins" (p. 297)
  • 17 The New Millennium (p. 325)
  • 18 Boom (p. 340)
  • 19 The Big Wedding (p. 376)
  • 20 Revelations (p. 408)
  • Principal Characters (p. 423)
  • Notes (p. 435)
  • Bibliography (p. 489)
  • Author Interviews (p. 501)
  • Acknowledgments and Notes on Sources (p. 509)
  • Index (p. 519)