Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror

Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror

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by Rohan Gunaratna
     
 

Inside Al Qaeda is the definitive work on the group, written by the expert summoned by Congress following September 11 to explain the ideology, structure, strategies and tactics of the most violent politico-religious organization the world has ever seen. Based on five years of research, it sheds crucial new light on Al Qaeda's role in f
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Inside Al Qaeda is the definitive work on the group, written by the expert summoned by Congress following September 11 to explain the ideology, structure, strategies and tactics of the most violent politico-religious organization the world has ever seen. Based on five years of research, it sheds crucial new light on Al Qaeda's role in f

Editorial Reviews

Wolf Blitzer
An alarming, but important book on al Qaeda.
CNN
Washington Post
Excellent....Gunaratna has taken a great deal of information from around the world—marshalling together police and intelligence sources, his own interviews with al Qaeda associates and the group's own documents—to create a comprehensive examination of the terrorist network.

— Peter Bergen

New York Review of Books
[This] book is a careful and methodical account of bin Laden's emergence as a leader, and of al-Qaeda cells active around the world. As a handbook, Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror does the work of many tomes, but its chief strength is to be found in Gunaratna's final chapter, where he argues that the political war will be ignored at America's peril.

— Thomas Powers

Foreign Affairs

An essential first step in good counterintelligence work.

The Times (London)

[A] remarkable new study.... No one reading Gunaratna's book could be in any doubt that Al Qaeda is an awesome force.

The Sunday Times (London)

One of the few qualified to talk with authority about Al-Qaeda is Rohan Gunaratna, author of this excellent book.... He has interviewed more than 200 terrorists, including Al-Qaeda members, in dozens of countries, and read countless transcripts of intercepted communications, including calls made by Bin Laden himself.... It is one of the strengths of Gunaratna's book that he shows conclusively how disparate attacks against western interests all stemmed from the same source.

Financial Times (London)

Rohan Gunaratna succeeds.... His deep understanding of the mechanics of the menace has allowed him to wearve an account of how Al-Qaeda became--and remains--a threat.

The Economist

The most alarming conclusion to be drawn... is how little we really know about Al Qaeda.

Washington Post - Peter Bergen

Excellent....Gunaratna has taken a great deal of information from around the world--marshalling together police and intelligence sources, his own interviews with al Qaeda associates and the group's own documents--to create a comprehensive examination of the terrorist network.

New York Review of Books - Thomas Powers

[This] book is a careful and methodical account of bin Laden's emergence as a leader, and of al-Qaeda cells active around the world. As a handbook, Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror does the work of many tomes, but its chief strength is to be found in Gunaratna's final chapter, where he argues that the political war will be ignored at America's peril.

Wolf Blitzer

An alarming, but important book on Al Qaeda.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780908011957
Publisher:
Scribe Publications Party Limited
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.91(d)

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