Osama bin Laden

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September 11, 2001 is a day that no one will forget. In all, more than 3,000 people died. Once the rubble settled, it became clear who was responsible for this deadly terrorist attack-members of the al-Qaeda network, trained and led by a quiet bearded man named Osama bin Laden. Who is Osama bin Laden and why would he want to cause so much death and destruction? The exciting biographies in the Front-Page Lives series take an in-depth look at some of the world's most fascinating ...

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Overview

September 11, 2001 is a day that no one will forget. In all, more than 3,000 people died. Once the rubble settled, it became clear who was responsible for this deadly terrorist attack-members of the al-Qaeda network, trained and led by a quiet bearded man named Osama bin Laden. Who is Osama bin Laden and why would he want to cause so much death and destruction? The exciting biographies in the Front-Page Lives series take an in-depth look at some of the world's most fascinating people.

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Gr 5-8-Focusing on headline makers from the past 20 years or so, this series does not shy away from the controversial topics that are part of what make this grouping of people noteworthy. The subjects' lives are presented with depth and breadth and in such a way as to make clear how their actions impacted the world and why they are or were so important. Headlines and short descriptions of events from various years of the newsmakers' lives begin each chapter and provide context for their actions and motivations. The writing is accessible and engaging, with color and black-and-white photographs and (except in Obama and Gates) color maps complementing the text. Bhutto and bin Laden are particularly good choices as they offer provocative, compelling information about people whose personal stories are not often told. The other books are solid additional purchases.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432932213
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Front-Page Lives Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sean Stewart Price has written more than 50 books for children and teenagers, and his biography "Front Page Lives: Benazir Bhutto" garnered a starred review from Booklist. He has edited nine books for teachers and contributed to numerous text books and reference works. A former managing editor of "Junior Scholastic" magazine in New York, Price has written articles for publications such as "National Geographic Kids" and "The New York Times Upfront". He lives with his family in Alabama.

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Table of Contents

A Day in September 6

Headlines From 1957-1967 8

Growing Up bin Laden 10

Headlines From 1968-1978 16

Religious Awakening 18

Headlines From 1979 24

A Year of Radical Change 26

Headlines from 1980-1987 32

The Mujahideen 34

Headlines From 1988-1991 42

From Hero to Outcast 44

Headlines from 1992-1196 52

Al Qaeda Declares War 54

Headlines From 1997-2000 64

Al-Qaeda Strikes 66

Headlines From 2001 74

September 11 76

Headlines From 2002-President 84

Catching bin Laden 86

Timeline 94

Glossary 96

Notes on Sources 98

Further Reading 106

Find Out More 108

Index 110

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