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1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI--the Untold Story Paperback – September 7, 2004

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Editorial Reviews


“Compelling and briskly told. . .Quite convincing. . .[Lance] breaks ground.” (—Washington Post Book World)

“An astounding read...a 500-page smoking gun.” (—Kristin Breitweiser, co-chair, September 11 Advocates)

“An astonishing series of revelations, this book is a must-read...” (—Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Judiciary Committee)

“This is a wake-up call to show America how are barn door was left open...” (—Dennis Smith, bestselling author of Report from Ground Zero and Report from Engine Co. 82)

About the Author

Peter Lance is the author of three previous works of investigative journalism, 1000 Years for Revenge, Cover Up, and Triple Cross. A former correspondent for ABC News, he covered hundreds of stories worldwide for 20/20, Nightline, and World News Tonight. Among his awards are the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Prize and the Sevellon Brown Award from the Associated Press. He lives in California.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (September 7, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060597259
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060597252
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #293,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Peter Bergen on September 24, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I had not realized there was more material to mine in the story of the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993 but Peter Lance hit a motherlode in his recounting of the story of FBI agent Nancy Floyd and her relationship with Emad Salem, the FBI informant who could have prevented that attack. The story of Floyd and Salem is infuriating as it is clear that more senior FBI officials sabotaged what could have been Floyd and Salem's important contribution to breaking up the cell that carried out the 1993 Trade Center attack.
Lance's book is very well researched, well organized in its narrative, and a real page turner that reads like a fast paced book of fiction. Lance does not descend into political point-scoring, but he does make a compelling case that many opporunites were missed to root out al Qaeda in the United States. In my estimation certain officials in the FBI did have a very strong sense of the threat posed by al Qaeda. Lance nonetheless makes a strong case that the US government missed a multitude of opporttunities to extirpate al Qaeda in the United States going back as far as 1989.
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As I read some of the reviews of people specifically one regarding David Ray Griffin books compared to this I must wonder about their motives. Although I have not read his books I read a few summaries, and concluded on some of the differences between them. David Ray Griffin seems to put all the blame and cover up on the Bush administration; it also seems to claim that there were explosives throughout the towers causing them to come down and not just the planes. It also claims that the pentagon plane never was a plane.

So how do you compare; Peter Lance doesn't claim that the Clinton administration or Bush Administration knowingly lied, it does however criticize both administrations for not looking into things like they should have. Obviously the Clinton Administration takes a harder hit here because they were in office from 93 - 00 when most of the planning took place. (yes I know it is hard for many bush haters not to put all the blame on Bush but this attack was planned well before Jan 1, 2001).

Peter Lance goes into extreme detail regarding the people involved in the 93 bombing and the people hunting/prosecuting them. There were so many things that were missed on all levels of our government from local police to the FBI to the white house. He does focus on the FBI's failure more than many other law enforcement because they are the group involved here at home. There are no conspiracy theories, the 93 world trade center attack happened; we know who did it. The USS Cole was attacked, Khobar Towers, the 2 embassies in Africa and 9/11. To suggest that some or any of these were committed or covered up by our goverment is insane.

Peter Lance details that there are people out there that are making their living trying to kill Americans and their allies.
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How could it be that the United States of America, a world super-power, had missed the terrorist trail to 9/11? In "1,000 Years for Revenge" Peter Lance uncovers facts, connects events, and discloses a pattern of FBI behavior that together paves a glaring path to the tragedy of 9/11. His passionate presentation of material is captivating and frightening. But it is Lance's gift as a compelling storyteller that makes this book read like a best selling novel. Two real American heroes are the intimate human thread around which the story unfolds and gives this book heart. Further a glossy paged timeline in the middle of the book, provides a brilliant method of distinguishing all the players by identifying each with their picture, each time their name appears. For those readers not familiar with Middle Eastern names, like me, it is an easy way to grasp the continuity of the persons over time. We should all know this story and Peter Lance tells it well.
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As the Chief of Cardiology at a major university medical center in NYC, I am part of a Physician Emergency Response Team, a network of critical crisis medical personnel organized to handle massive emergencies as best we can. Thousands of medical personnel were in place at the highest alert level within minutes of those imcomprehensible blasts on 9/11/01. Some sped as close as they could get to the site, while others prepared the O.R.'s as best we could. Less than 2 miles from the World Trade Center, it took us a couple of hours for it to sink in. No injured were being brought in. We found the same to be the case at four other hospitals within 1/2 mile radius. Not a single person. By early afternoon, I found myself absurdly beginning to pray for something, even a body part, something to prove that my fellow New Yorkers, the mothers and fathers of the children who lived next door hadn't disintegrated into ash. We continued to wait, not leaving once for 14 days and 14 nights, although the reality became apparent long before that. Incredibly, there were so few survivors that our hospital was simply not needed. We were just too far from the site to offer help to the relative few who could be helped.
Not fearing the inevitable is absurdly reckless. We are in a state of seige and I for one am grateful to have had Peter Lance put things in perspective in his book "1000 Years For Revenge". His extensive investigation is the most illuminating document that I've read on the subject so far. The revelations he's uncovered in the process of his investigation are terrifying. He writes with a clarity and precision that is remarkablehe in the process of trying to make sense of what should never have happened.
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