The bestselling author of Shadow War and Losing Bin Laden exposes the sinister Al Qaeda mastermind behind 9/11.
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the architect of the 9/11 attacks, has carried out many of the biggest terrorist plots of the past twenty years, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the Millennium Plots, and the beheading of Daniel Pearl. As the world awaits his trial, bestselling author and investigative journalist Richard Miniter brings to life his shocking true story.
Based on more than one hundred interviews with government officials, generals, diplomats and spies-from the United States, Europe, the Arab world, and Afghanistan-and on the ground reporting from Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Guantánamo Bay, Miniter reveals never-before-reported Al Qaeda plots and surprising new details about the 9/11 attacks.
He also shows how Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was radicalized in America and takes us inside terrorist safe houses, CIA war rooms, and the cages of Guantánamo Bay.
While thoroughly reported and strongly sourced, this is a pounding narrative that reads like a thriller.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||9.08(w) x 6.36(h) x 1.06(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Richard Miniter, an award-winning investigative journalist, has written two New York Times bestsellers on terrorism. He has written for The Atlantic Monthly, Reader's Digest, National Review, and the New Republic as well as for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He frequently appears on CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC.
Table of Contents
Book I Origins
1 The Outsider 13
2 Campus Radical 35
3 Searching for War 55
Book II A Terrorist Career
4 Tradebom 67
5 The Plot to Kill the Pope, the President, and Four Thousand Americans 81
6 Losing Ramzi 93
7 Meeting bin Laden 107
Book III The Planes Operation
8 September 11,2001 119
Book IV Hunting KSM
9 The Daniel Pearl Murder 133
10 Explosions in Paradise 144
11 "Recognize Us Yet?" 161
Book V Interrogating KSM
12 KSM and Obama: The Mastermind's Last Laugh 171
13 Aftermath 210
A Note on Sources and Methods 219
List of Aliases Used by KSM 225
Time Line 227