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

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 4, 2002 - Political Science - 320 pages
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On September 11, 2001, the world changed forever as more than three thousand men, women, and children lost their lives in the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil. The attack was masterminded by Osama bin Laden and his Jihad group -- an organization that CNN's terrorism analyst Peter Bergen calls Holy War, Inc. One of the few Western journalists to have interviewed bin Laden face-to-face, Bergen has produced the definitive book on the global Jihadist network, revealing:

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.
How the bombings of the American embassies in Africa and the USS Cole in Yemen were planned and executed.
What we can expect from Islamic extremists in the future.

Above all, Peter Bergen helps us to see bin Laden's organization in a radically new light: as a corporation that has exploited modern technology and weaponry in the service of global terrorism and the destruction of the West.
Both author and publisher will donate a portion of the proceeds from this book to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
  

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

User Review  - Chloe Logan - Goodreads

I didn't like this nearly as much as the other works I've read by Bergen, but it's interesting to hear about bin Laden in a context surrounding (rather than post-) 9/11. Read full review

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

User Review  - Liam89 - Goodreads

One of the best books available to anyone who wishes to understand the nature of the enemy we are now faced with. Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
1
While America Slept
24
CHAPTER 2
44
CHAPTER 3
66
CHAPTER 4
79
CHAPTER 5
95
CHAPTER 6
108
CHAPTER 7
130
CHAPTER 8
146
CHAPTER 9
171
CHAPTER 10
199
AFTERWORD
225
Acknowledgments
247
Notes
253
Index
293
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About the author (2002)

Currently serving as CNN's terrorism analyst, Peter L. Bergen's articles have appeared in The New Republic and Vanity Fair, among others. The recipient of numerous honors, including the Leonard Silk Journalism Fellowship, Bergen is a fellow of the New America Foundation. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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