Bin Laden: Behind the Mask of the Terrorist
Based on information provided by the bin Laden family, extensive independent research, and an insider's view developed during his current and longtime residence in the Middle East, the author brings a thorough knowledge of the region's politics and society to the story, and underscores the contradictions that make up the real Osama bin Laden.
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This is a very interesting book, detailing the biography of Osama Bin Laden (who needs no introduction).
I found the entire story of his growth – his august background, his earlier interests in life, his moving to fundamental views, etc. very intriguing. The whole financial network he had built was really interesting; in fact, the whole “corporate” approach he used in strengthening his terror network is really shocking.
While I cannot comment on the accuracy of all the details, I certainly found the book very gripping – the pace and narration maintained a steady pace; also the details of people, entities, chronology of events, etc. were all quit remarkable.
Overall – strongly recommended.
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