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Growing up bin Laden: Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

    Being Osama's Wife and a Devout Muslim

    This was a fascinating account by Bin Laden's 1st wife and his 4th son about their daily lives -- their trials and tribulations, their loyalty, and yet, their growing concern about what Osama bin Laden was doing. He was initially a wealthy man, but his family lived in poverty because he thought it would build their character and prepare them for what might come. Saudi Arabia kicked him out and took away the family's citizenship, but he never shared his plans with them. They were very isolated first in Sudan and later in Afghanistan, and yet the world still had an impact. The book ended just days before the 9-11 bombing. I would like to know what has happened to them since then.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Any thing writen about the world's #1 terrorist makes news

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this behind the scenes biography of Bin Laden's married and family life. Jean Sasson is a skilled writer who portrays Bin Laden's first wife and fourth son in a probing light. I recommend this book to gain insight into the elusive terrorist's world.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Disturbingly fascinating read

    I couldn't put the book down. Gave me s further appreciation for the driving force behind this truly evil man.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

    Very good

    Very informative of their culture and their homelife while living with Osama bin Laden. Enjoyed it very much

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

    Excellent

    I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. The behind the scenes view into this madman, who put his radical views in front of everything was as fascinating as it was pathetic.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    Interesting Read

    Better then I had imagined. Worth the read.

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