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The rise and fall of Al-Qaeda

Author: Fawaz A Gerges
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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Fawaz A. Gerges argues that Al-Qaeda has degenerated into a fractured, marginal body kept alive largely by the self-serving anti-terrorist bureaucracy it helped to spawn. To explain why Al-Qaeda is no longer a threat, he provides a briskly written history of the organization.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fawaz A Gerges
ISBN: 9780199790654 0199790655
OCLC Number: 751744441
Description: x, 259 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue The Politics of Terrorism ; Chapter 1: The Rise of al-Qa'ida ; Chapter 2: The Growing Rift: Near versus Far Enemy ; Chapter 3: A Great Success and a Monstrous Miscalculation (September 11) ; Chapter 4: Decline and Fall ; Chapter 5: Shadows and Legacies
Responsibility: Fawaz A. Gerges.
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Fawaz A. Gerges argues that Al-Qaeda has degenerated into a fractured, marginal body kept alive largely by the self-serving anti-terrorist bureaucracy it helped to spawn. To explain why Al-Qaeda is no longer a threat, he provides a briskly written history of the organization.

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... a masterly and trenchant account of the origins of al Qaeda and its decline after 9/11. Foreign Affairs Worth reading The Economist

 
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