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The Looming Tower

Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

By Lawrence Wright
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The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright

The Looming Tower (2006) is all about al-Qaeda, its formation, and the personalities behind it. These blinks detail the route taken to power by al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the run-up to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack that devastated the United States.

  • Anyone interested in the global effects of national policies
  • Political science junkies
  • History enthusiasts

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer at the New Yorker who has written a number of other non-fiction titles. He received the Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower.

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