The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 1, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 688 pages
22 Reviews
In The Bin Ladens, two- time Pulitzer Prize-winner Steve Coll continues where Ghost Wars left off, shedding new light on one of the most elusive families of the twenty-first century. Rising from a famine-stricken desert into luxury, private compounds, and even business deals with Hollywood celebrities, the Bin Ladens have benefited from the tensions and contradictions in a country founded on extreme religious purity, suddenly thrust into a world awash in oil, money, and the temptations of the West. But what do these incongruities mean for globalization, the War on Terror, and America's place in the Middle East? Meticulously researched, The Bin Ladens is the story of a remarkably varied and often dangerous family that has used money, mobility, and technology to dramatically different ends.


  

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Review: The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century

User Review  - Andy - Goodreads

A very good book; not quite up to the incredibly high bar set by Ghost Wars, but that's hardly a condemnation of any sort. A biography of the Bin Laden family, with particular attention paid to ... Read full review

Review: The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century

User Review  - Scriven King - Goodreads

One of the most authoritative books on the man and the myth surrounding him and his family. It also provide substantial context regarding his life before, during, and after the 9/11 attacks. Great read. I barely put it down. Read full review

Contents

22 THE PROPOSAL
23 KITTY HAWK FIELD OF DREAMS
PART THREE
24 WRITERDIRECTORPRODUCER
25 LUMP SUMS
26 AMERICA IN MOTION
27 THE SWISS ACCOUNTS
28 A ROLLSROYCE IN THE RAIN

4 THE GLORY OF HIS REIGN
5 FOR JERUSALEM
6 THE BACKLASH
7 A MODERN MAN
8 CROSSWIND
PART TWO
9 THE GUARDIANS
10 YOUNG OSAMA
11 REALM OF CONSPIRACY
12 THE RISING SON
13 DISCOVERING AMERICA
14 THE CONVERTS ZEAL
15 WIRED
16 THE AMUSEMENT PARK
17 IN THE KINGS SERVICE
18 ANXIETY DISORDER
19 THE GRINDER
20 THE ARMS BAZAAR
21 OFF THE BOOKS
29 THE CONSTRUCTION OF EXILE
30 HEDGE FUNDS
31 A TROJAN DESK
32 THE AESTHETICS OF WORSHIP
33 ONE PHONE ONE WORLD
34 LAWYERS GUNS AND MONEY
35 BIN LADEN ISLAND
PART FOUR
36 THE NAME
37 PUBLIC RELATIONS
38 BRANDS
39 SO WHAT?
40 IN EXILE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Steve Coll is most recently the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bin Ladens. He is the president of the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy institute headquartered in Washington, D.C., and a staff writer for The New Yorker. Previously heworked for twenty years at The Washington Post, where he received a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism in 1990. He is the author of six other books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller Ghost Wars.

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