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The September 11 terrorist attacks

Author: Kevin Hillstrom
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, ©2012.
Series: Defining moments.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Provides a comprehensive account of the origins of Islamic radicalism; the development of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda into a deadly force; the horrible events of September 11; the post-9/11 investigations; and the legacy of the 9/11 attacks. Includes a narrative overview, biographies, primary sources, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Hillstrom
ISBN: 9780780812406 0780812409
OCLC Number: 756166734
Description: xv, 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Narrative overview --
1. Rage and despair in the Arab world --
2. Jihad in Afghanistan and the birth of Al-Qaeda --
3. Al-Qaeda emerges as a global threat --
4. The September 11 attacks on America --
5. Heartbreak and heroism on the ground --
6. Investigating 9/11 --
7. Missed clues and opportunities --
8. Legacy of the September 11 attacks --
Biographies --
Mohamed Atta (1968-2001) --
Osama bin Laden (1957-2011) --
George W. Bush (1946- ) --
Richard A. Clarke (1951- ) --
Khaled Sheikh Mohammed (1964?- ) --
Condoleezza Rice (1954- ) --
George Tenet (1953- ) --
Ayman al-Zawahiri (1951- ) --
Primary sources --
Osama bin Laden and the World Islamic Front call for a "hoy war" against Jews and Crusaders --
An al-Qaeda manual urges the overthrow of "apostate" Arab rulers --
The CIA warns of al-Qaeda attacks on American soil --
A New York police officer endures the fall of the South Tower --
A North Tower survivor remembers his narrow escape --
A survivor recalls the attack on the Pentagon --
Mourning lost firefighters and police officers in New York --
President Bush addresses the nation after the 0/11 attacks --
Osama bin Laden taunts America after September 11 --
Condoleezza Rice defends the Bush Administration's record on terrorism --
Richard Clarke's explosive testimony before the 9/11 Commission --
The 9/11 Commission issues its final report --
President Obama announces the death of Osama bin Laden --
Important people, places, terms --
Chronology.
Series Title: Defining moments.
Responsibility: by Kevin Hillstrom.

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"Provides a comprehensive account of the origins of Islamic radicalism; the development of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda into a deadly force; the horrible events of September 11; the post-9/11 investigations; and the legacy of the 9/11 attacks. Includes a narrative overview, biographies, primary sources, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.

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