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Holy war, Inc. : inside the secret world of Osama bin Laden

Author: Peter L Bergen
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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Bergen has produced the definitive book on the Jihadist network that operates globally and in secrecy. He has interviewed scores of insiders--from bin Laden associates and family members to Taliban leaders to CIA officials--and traveled to Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom to learn the truth about bin Laden's al Queda organization and his mission.
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Named Person: Osama Bin Laden; Osama Bin Laden
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter L Bergen
ISBN: 0743234952 9780743234955
OCLC Number: 50128872
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
"Updated with new chapters"--Cover.
Originally published: New York : Free Press, 2001.
Description: xi, 303 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Contents: How to find the world's most wanted man --
While America slept --
The Afghan Jihad: the making of a holy warrior --
Blowback: the CIA and the Afghan War --
The Koran and the Kalashnikov: Bin Laden's years in Sudan --
From the peaks of the Hindu Kush: the declaration of war --
Investigation and retaliation: the embassy bombings --
The American connection: from Brooklyn to Seattle --
True believers: the Taliban and Bin Laden --
The holy warriors of Yemen: the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole --
The global network: around the world in eighty Jihads --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Peter L. Bergen.

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Bergen has produced the definitive book on the Jihadist network that operates globally and in secrecy. He has interviewed scores of insiders--from bin Laden associates and family members to Taliban leaders to CIA officials--and traveled to Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom to learn the truth about bin Laden's al Queda organization and his mission.

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Deidre Donahue "USA Today" An accessible, comprehensive, nonhysterical examination of who bin Laden is, where he comes from...and what motivates him.

 
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