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The Resource The terror years : from al-Qaeda to the Islamic State, Lawrence Wright

The terror years : from al-Qaeda to the Islamic State, Lawrence Wright

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The terror years : from al-Qaeda to the Islamic State
Title
The terror years
Title remainder
from al-Qaeda to the Islamic State
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Wright
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Ten powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent beheadings of reporters and aid workers by ISIS. With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. This collection draws on several articles he wrote while researching that book as well as many that he's written since, following where and how al-Qaeda and its core cultlike beliefs have morphed and spread. They include an indelible impression of Saudi Arabia, a kingdom of silence under the control of the religious police; the Syrian film industry, then compliant at the edges but already exuding a feeling of the barely masked fury that erupted into civil war; the 2006-11 Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza, a study in disparate values of human lives. Others continue to look into al-Qaeda as it forms a master plan for its future, experiences a rebellion from within the organization, and spins off a growing web of terror in the world. The American response is covered in profiles of two FBI agents and a chief of the CIA. It ends with the recent devastating piece about the capture and beheading by ISIS of four American journalists and aid workers, and how our government failed to handle the situation"--
  • "Eleven powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from a more peaceful time in 1990s Israel to the recent beheadings of reporters by ISIS.With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. This collection draws on several articles he wrote while researching that book as well as many that he's written since, following where and how Al Qaeda and its core cult-like beliefs have morphed and spread. They include: a picture of Saudi Arabia under the control of the religious police; the Syrian film industry, then compliant at the edges but already exuding a feeling of the barely masked fury that erupted into civil war; Israel and Hamas waging war over Gaza. Others continue to look into Al-Qaeda as it forms a master plan for its future, experiences a rebellion from within the organization, and spins off a growing web of terror in the world. The American response is covered in profiles of two FBI agents and a head of the CIA. It ends with the recent devastating capture and beheadings by ISIS of four American journalists and how our government handled the situation"--
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DLC
Dewey number
363.3250956
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6433.M5
LC item number
.W75 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The terror years : from al-Qaeda to the Islamic State, Lawrence Wright
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930824959
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780385352055
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015046064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)930824959
Label
The terror years : from al-Qaeda to the Islamic State, Lawrence Wright
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930824959
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780385352055
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015046064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)930824959

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