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Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
As CNN terrorism analyst Bergen avows, this journalistic study of Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaeda terrorist network was rushed to publication and thus lacks some editorial smoothness in its delivery. Nevertheless, this book offers a mature, balanced description of bin Laden's background; a concise summary of the organization of the al-Qaeda terrorist network as it has developed in the Middle East, Europe, and America; and a brief narrative of terrorist events through September 11. Bergen asserts that bin Laden's hostility emanates from his religious opposition to an American military presence in Saudi Arabia, American policy toward Israel, and the "un-Islamic" behavior of Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Bergen personalizes his story with an account of his 1997 interview with bin Laden and the contacts he made with bin Laden's militant Islamic associates. Here, an interesting story drifts a bit from bin Laden to accounts of al-Qaeda operations. Bergen has, however, pulled together a significant amount of solid information, which he presents with perception and without grand swings of passion. This is an important initial glimpse of bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and the associated Taliban of Afghanistan and is strongly recommended for all libraries. John F. Riddick, Central Michigan Univ. Lib., Mt. Pleasant
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This was a very thorough look at the history and inner workings of Al Queda and Osama bin Ladin's war against America and the West. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rob Weinhold
It's a good if you would like to read about a span of events between America, Al Qaeda, the Taliban and other minority jihad groups however I felt it jumped between situations and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Angela Davidson
With Osama bin Laden's assassination this book might seem just a matter of history. Yet the current mass bombing of the "Islamic State" reminds us that the jihad continues. Read morePublished 10 months ago by R. L. Huff
Good read, insights into the strange world of Islam, a seventh century religion finding itself in the 21st century. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Carol Schreiber
This is a very well researched and presented time line of the origins, theories, and the 'start' of Middle East terrorism. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Brian Morgan
Have not gotten this yet, how can I say anything about it, i am sorry, but what can i say?Published on April 17, 2013 by Violeta Cortes Wittman
i must admit I have a library of books, with outdated information, or information which has not stood the test of time. Exactly the opposite it true of Holy War Inc. Read morePublished on April 13, 2013 by John V. Tieso
It is a fairly objective account and the author has proved his worth. I would love to read all his works.Published on July 11, 2012 by Tari