Looming Tower, The: Al Qaeda’s Road to 9/11

Lawrence Wright

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 06-09-2007

£10.99

Tells the story of Al Qaeda from its roots up to 9/11. This title investigates the extraordinary group of idealogues behind this organization – and those who tried to stop them. It takes us into training camps, mountain hideouts and top secret meetings to explore how it all fed into the planning and execution of 9/11.

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SKU: 9780141029351

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THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING BESTSELLER, NOW A MAJOR NEW TV SERIESThis is the definitive account of the run-up to 9/11: from the man who lit the spark of radical Islam in 1948, to those who built up a terror network, and to the FBI agent whose warnings of ‘something big’ coming were ignored until the Twin Towers fell.’The Looming Tower is a thriller. And it’s a tragedy, too’ The New York Times’The most detailed (and thrilling) account we have of the events that led to the destruction of the Twin Towers’ Observer, Books of the Year’Possibly the best book yet written on the rise of al-Qaeda … beautifully written and wonderfully compelling’ William Dalrymple’We meet some formidable schemers and killers … fabulists crazed with blood and death’ Martin Amis

Additional information

Weight 0.439 kg
Dimensions 33 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 576