Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden--from 9/11 to Abbottabad

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Doubleday Canada, May 1, 2012 - Political Science - 288 pages
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From the author of the New York Times bestselling Holy War, Inc., this is the definitive account of the decade-long manhunt for the world's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden.
 
Al Qaeda expert and CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen paints a multidimensional picture of the hunt for Osama bin Laden over the past decade, including the operation that killed him. Other key elements of the book will include:
 
- A careful account of Obama's decision-making process as the raid was planned
 
- The fascinating story of a group of women CIA analysts who never gave up assembling the tiniest clues about bin Laden's whereabouts
 
- The untold and action-packed history of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and the SEALs
 
- An analysis of what the death of bin Laden means for Al Qaeda and for Obama's legacy
 
Just as Hugh Trevor-Roper's The Last Days of Hitler was the definitive account of the death of the Nazi dictator, Manhunt is the authoritative, immersive account of the death of the man who organized the largest mass murder in American history.
 

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Review: Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad

User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

If you are interested in a easy, quick, but compelling read about the hunt for Bin Laden, this is it. First, the author's credentials are beyond reproach as one of the few western journalists who was ... Read full review

Review: Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad

User Review  - Doyle - Goodreads

Manhunt is a great journalistic synopsis of the rise and fall of Usama Bin Laden. Pulls information from Bergen's earlier work as well and research from other writers (cited and credited), and ... Read full review

Contents

 
A NOTE ABOUT THIS BOOK
PROLOGUE A COMFORTABLE RETIREMENT
1 911 AND AFTER
2 TORA BORA
3 ALQAEDA IN THE WILDERNESS
4 THE RESURGENCE OF ALQAEDA
5 A WORKING THEORY OF THE CASE
12 THE DECISION
13 DONT TURN ON THE LIGHT
14 AFTERMATH
EPILOGUE THE TWILIGHT OF ALQAEDA
BIBLIOGRAPHY
NOTES
COURSES OF ACTION
THE DECISION

6 CLOSING IN ON THE COURIER
7 OBAMA AT WAR
8 ANATOMY OF A LEAD
9 THE LAST YEARS OF OSAMA BIN LADEN
10 THE SECRET WARRIORS
11 COURSES OF ACTION
DONT TURN ON THE LIGHT
AFTERMATH
THE TWILIGHT OF ALQAEDA
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

PETER BERGEN is a National Security Analyst for CNN and the author of three previous books about Al Qaeda and the war on terrorism, including Holy War Inc., a New York Times bestseller that has been translated into eighteen languages. Bergen is the director of the national security studies program at the New America Foundation, a research fellow at NYU's Center on Law and Security, and has taught at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and at Johns Hopkins University.

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