The Osama Bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of Al Qaeda's Leader
No one knows more about Osama bin Laden than Peter Bergen. In 1997, well before the West suddenly became aware of the world's most sought-after terrorist, Bergen met with him and has followed his activities ever since.
Today, years after President Bush swore to get him dead or alive and despite haunting the popular imagination since September 11, 2001, bin Laden remains shrouded in mystery and obscured by a barrage of facts, details and myths. With numerous never-before-published interviews, The Osama Bin Laden I Know provides unprecedented insight into bin Laden's life and character drawing on the experiences of his most intimate acquaintances. This timely and important work gives readers their first true, enduring look at the man who has declared the West his greatest enemy.
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THE OSAMA BIN LADEN I KNOW: An Oral History of al Qaeda's LeaderUser Review - Kirkus
He was a nice, quiet boy, a loner, kept pretty much to himself. Then he got a little funny in the head—but we never saw it coming.So suggests Osama bin Laden's high-school English teacher ... Read full review
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I'll admit it, this was a book I did not get around to reading at first because of its style and a misunderstanding of the book's purpose. The style of the book is difficult in that it is a series of ... Read full review
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The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda's Leader
Peter L. Bergen
Limited preview - 2006