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The Osama bin Laden I know : an oral history of al-Qaeda's leader

Author: Peter L Bergen
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2006.
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An unprecedented oral history of Osama bin Laden's rise to revered leader of al Qaeda. Terrorism analyst Bergen takes the reader onto the battlefields of Afghanistan as bin Laden goes from a shy, quiet teen to a leader; he brings you into Osama's intimate family life as he lives under the radar in Sudan, then Afghanistan; he puts you right in the room for al Qaeda's very first meeting; and he uses eyewitness  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Interviews
Named Person: Osama Bin Laden; Osama Bin Laden; Osama Bin Laden; Osama Bin Laden; Osama Bin Laden; Usāma Ibn-Lādin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter L Bergen
ISBN: 9780743278911 0743278917
OCLC Number: 63164205
Description: xxxiv, 444 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Arabia --
The Afghan war --
From donor to holy warrior --
The birth of al Qaeda --
Al Qaeda goes global --
Afghanistan, again --
Al Qaeda attacks --
The charismatic leader --
The 9/11 plot --
The fall of the Taliban and the flight to Tora Bora --
Al Qaeda's quest for weapons of mass destruction --
How al Qaeda took root in Iraq and the story of Abu Musab al Zarqawi --
Bin Laden on the run --
Bin Laden's legacy.
Responsibility: Peter L. Bergen.
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With interviews, this book provides unprecedented insight into bin Laden's life and character drawing on the experiences of his intimate acquaintances. What is it about bin Laden that makes men  Read more...

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