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The terror years : from al-Qaeda to the Islamic State

Author: Lawrence Wright
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Eleven powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from a more peaceful time in 1990s Israel to the recent beheadings of reporters by ISIS. With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. This collection draws on several articles he wrote  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Wright
ISBN: 9780385352055 0385352050
OCLC Number: 930824959
Description: xiii, 366 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The man behind bin Laden --
The counterterrorist --
The agent --
The kingdom of silence --
The terror web --
Captured on film --
The master plan --
The spymaster --
The rebellion within --
Captives --
Five hostages.
Other Titles: Works.
New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)
Responsibility: Lawrence Wright.
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"Eleven powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from a more peaceful time in 1990s Israel to the recent beheadings of reporters by ISIS. With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. This collection draws on several articles he wrote while researching that book as well as many that he's written since, following where and how Al Qaeda and its core cult-like beliefs have morphed and spread. They include: a picture of Saudi Arabia under the control of the religious police; the Syrian film industry, then compliant at the edges but already exuding a feeling of the barely masked fury that erupted into civil war; Israel and Hamas waging war over Gaza. Others continue to look into Al-Qaeda as it forms a master plan for its future, experiences a rebellion from within the organization, and spins off a growing web of terror in the world. The American response is covered in profiles of two FBI agents and a head of the CIA. It ends with the recent devastating capture and beheadings by ISIS of four American journalists and how our government handled the situation"--

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