Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Peter Bergen

Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden

eBookMall Preferred Publisher
Free Press
Publication date: November 2001
ISBN: 9780743234672
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$11.99
Our price:
$10.89

You save: $1.10 (9%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
On September 11, 2001, the world in which we live was changed forever. The twin towers of the World Trade Center came crashing down, one side of the Pentagon burst into flame, and more than six thousand men, women, and children lost their lives in the most deadly terrorist attack on American soil. As shocking as it was, it had been long in the making: The assault was the most sophisticated and horrifying in a series of operations masterminded by Osama bin Laden and his Jihad group -- an organization that CNN's terrorism analyst Peter Bergen calls Holy War, Inc. One of only a handful of Western journalists to have interviewed the world's most wanted man face to face, Peter Bergen has produced the definitive book on the Jihadist network that operates globally and in secrecy. In the course of four years of investigative reporting, he has interviewed scores of insiders -- from bin Laden associates and family members to Taliban leaders to CIA officials -- and traveled to Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom to learn the truth about bin Laden's al Queda organization and his mission. Immense in scope and unnerving in its findings, Holy War, Inc. reveals:
  • How bin Laden lives, travels, and communicates with his "cells."
  • How his role in the crushing defeat of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan made him a hero to Muslims all over the world -- and equipped him to endure a long and bloody siege.
  • How the CIA ended up funding -- to the tune of three billion dollars -- radical, anti-American Afghan groups allied to bin Laden.
  • How the attacks that foreshadowed the destruction of the World Trade Center -- among them the bombings of the American embassies in Africa and the warship USS Cole in Yemen -- were planned and executed.
  • The dimensions of bin Laden's personal fortune, and why freezing his assets is both futile and nearly impossible.
  • The ideology of bin Laden's number two, the man who has influenced him most profoundly in his holy war -- the Egyptian Ayman al Zawahiri.
  • What we can expect from Islamist extremists in the future.
Above all, Peter Bergen helps us to see bin Laden's organization in a radically new light: as a veritable corporation that has exploited twenty-first-century communications and weapons technologies in the service of a medieval reading of the Koran and holy war. Holy War, Inc. is essential reading for anyone trying to understand tomorrow's terrorist threats and the militant Islamist movements that could determine the fate of governments -- and human lives -- the world over. Both author and publisher will donate a portion of the proceeds from this book to United Way's September 11th Fund for the relief of victims of the World Trade Center attacks.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Holy War, Inc. ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
353 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Enabled and unlimited.
Printing:
Enabled and unlimited.
Other books by Peter Bergen
Manhunt: From 9/11 to Abbottabad - the Ten-Year Search for Osama bin Laden ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Peter Bergen
Manhunt: From 9/11 to Abbottabad - the Ten-Year Search for Osama bin Laden
Peter Bergen
Vintage Digital, May 2012
ISBN: 9781847922007
Format: ePub
List Price: $15.68 Our price: $12.99
Terrorists in Love: The Real Lives of Islamic Radicals ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Ken Ballen
Terrorists in Love
Ken Ballen & Peter Bergen & Peter L. Bergen
Free Press, October 2011
ISBN: 9781451609219
Format: ePub
Our price: $10.93
The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Peter Bergen
The Longest War
Peter Bergen & Peter L. Bergen
Free Press, January 2011
ISBN: 9780743278942
Format: ePub
List Price: $12.99 Our price: $11.66
The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda's Leader ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Peter Bergen
The Osama bin Laden I Know
Peter Bergen & Peter L. Bergen
Free Press, January 2006
ISBN: 9780743278928
Format: ePub
List Price: $12.99 Our price: $11.66