Friday, October 12, 2007

The Looming Tower

Author: Lawrence Wright

An in-depth account of people and events related to 9/11, it primarily focuses on Osama binLaden, Ayman al-zawahiri and John O'Neill (the FBI personell working on this case). For the former two, the story begins at the very beginning when the two were just kids.
So it was very interesting to read how Osama and Ayman came to be what they are today and the forces behind them.

The writings vividly reflects the comprehensive research accomplished by the author. I would recommend this book to any curious mind, interested in knowing what factors lead to the creation of: organizations like al-qaeda, people like Osama and Ayman and their followers.

Bottomline: A must read.

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