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Osama bin Laden

Author: Michael Scheuer
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Other available biographies depict Osama bin Laden as a historical figure, the mastermind behind 9/11, but no longer relevant to the world it created. These accounts, the author believes, have contributed to a widespread and dangerous denial of his continuing significance and power. In this book the author, the first head of the CIA's bin Laden Unit, provides a closely reasoned portrait of bin Laden showing him to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Osama Bin Laden; Osama Bin Laden; Osama Bin Laden; Osama Bin Laden; Osama Bin Laden; Usāma Ibn-Lādin; Osama Bin Laden
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Scheuer
ISBN: 0199738661 9780199738663
OCLC Number: 636564978
Description: xi, 278 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Osama bin Laden as subject --
Education, 1957-1979 --
Apprenticeship, 1979-1989 --
Nomad, 1989-1996 --
Organizer, 1996-2001 --
Survivor and planner, 2001-2010 --
The bin Laden era.
Responsibility: Michael Scheuer.
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Available biographies depict Osama bin Laden as a historical figure, the mastermind behind 9/11, but no longer relevant to the world it created. In this book, Scheuer, the first head of the CIA's bin  Read more...

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The best and fullest characterization of the man and Al Qaeda ... a first-class study ... well-argued and written for a broad audience. Choice definitive biography Scotland on Sunday ...a needed Read more...

 
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