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A must-read ... Burke's book is the one that will last. It's a triumph (Giles Foden Guardian )
The most reliable and perceptive guide to the rise of militant Islam yet published (William Dalrymple Observer )
Indispensable (John Gray New Statesman )
"Fascinating....packed full with totally new material". Gilles Kepel, author of Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam
"A book which vastly increases our understanding of the al-Qaeda phenomenon. Burke writes with admirable lucidity and the benefit of his frontline reporting and deep research". Peter Bergen, author of Holy War
"Jason Burke has undertaken an impressive amount of both desk and field research to challenge the myth of al-Qaeda as a monolith orchestrating terrorist activity world-wide". Peter Marsden, author of the Taliban:War and Religion in Afghanistan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
Really good content but felt a bit cheated as from 65% complete onwards it's just a bibliography etc A good read though.Published 10 months ago by Neil Tolerton
I came away having finished this book feeling much better informed about radical islam. Jason Burke's description of the structure and role that Al-Qaeda play as being similar to... Read morePublished on 4 Jun. 2013 by Nico
This book was an ok read. I found it a little convoluted, but none the less it give me some new insight into the subject.Published on 13 Sept. 2011 by Ben Rawson
Burke roasts the old neocon and media chestnuts regarding al-Qaeda. Beginning with the history of Islamic radicalism and its cast members (with the odd digression into general... Read morePublished on 5 May 2010 by Oliveman
this is an excellent book to get back to the basics of where is all started, very hard going, but i would say dont give up, read to the end and it all kind of falls into place to... Read morePublished on 24 Jun. 2008 by Christine Mann
This is an interesting exploration of some of the myths and realities surrounding Al Qaeda, and is a book which remains deeply relevant. Read morePublished on 7 Mar. 2008 by Amazon Customer