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The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda's Road to 9/11
The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda's Road to 9/11
by Lawrence Wright
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.69

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5.0 out of 5 stars engrossing and sad, 28 Jan 2013
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An amazing amount of research, well written, hard to put down. If you need any more confirmation that U.S. "intelligence" was truly, shockingly arrogant and boneheaded, this book makes it clear as day. Bush and others could state this and that about wanting to get Bin Laden, but their appointed friends or directors were incompentant; the lack of insider knowledge in Pakistan is perhaps most irritating, and the almost complete lack of info exchange between the FBI and CIA meant 1000's died needlessly.

This book is not really about THE day, 9/11, but the people and events that created the desire to do such an evil deed. Yes, sometimes the names can be confusing, or hard to place in the timeline of events, but the narrative is clear and well written.

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