Through Our Enemies' Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America

Through Our Enemies' Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America

by Michael Scheuer
     
 

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Reveals why America was so profoundly unprepared for the murderous attacks of September 11 and how we can prevent similar events from happening againSee more details below

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Reveals why America was so profoundly unprepared for the murderous attacks of September 11 and how we can prevent similar events from happening again

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Publishers Weekly
Here "a senior U.S. civil servant with two decades of experience in the U.S. intelligence community's work on Afghanistan and South Asia" argues that the U.S. was unprepared for September 11 because "our own naivet and insularity led us to underestimate the complexity and determination of our adversaries." Examining bin Laden's words and his leadership qualities, the author says that Al Qaeda remains largely intact and that its next attack will be more lethal than September 11. (Sept. 1) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
The credentials provided for the anonymous author of this in- depth history of Bin Laden and other radical Islamic groups state that he's a senior US intelligence official who's specialized in Afghanistan and South Asia, and that he's written on British imperial history. It seems the author's senior colleagues found the book gave too much strength of character to Bin Laden (without in any way agreeing with his tactics) and for this reason the author has published the work anonymously. The author explains carefully the context in which Bin Laden grew up, lived, and the issues that move him with stress throughout on his profound religious convictions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"A work of uncommon analytical acuity and perspicacity. The author has brilliantly captured the essence of the threat posed by Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda. His understanding of the beliefs and ideology that animate bin Laden and his followers sheds new and important light on al Qaeda's intentions, mindset, and targeting patterns. Through Our Enemies' Eyes is likely to become a classic in the literature on terrorism."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574885521
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
06/30/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.08(d)

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