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Very well written book.
While our fellow citizens are in harm's way, at the very least we all have the obligation to educate ourselves about who exactly is trying to kill them, and us.
Miniter builds a thin but contradictory case that water-boarding KSM did not amount to torture since it was used only to attest to his truthfulness.
Mastermind by Richard Miniter is far more than the story of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSH). This book is a concise history of terrorism from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing... Read morePublished 17 months ago by James D. Best
This story is crazy! I can't believe this guy got away with what he did. I really hope they catch him some day!Published on February 13, 2013 by Hello
This book is easy to read and set out in clear chronological order. It is a useful reference to a historian seeking to unravel the activities of terrorists towards the end of the... Read morePublished on June 13, 2012 by MandyF
Richard Miniter is a great writer and the reader can appreciate all the details he gives us. A great insight to how innocent America is/was, as well.Published on February 18, 2012 by JudyJudy
Very interesting and informative. A bit of a hard read more like a textbook than a novel, but extremely factual.Published on October 31, 2011 by Robert J. Feller
If everything the author tells in his fascinating narration is accurate, the story will give novices to the subject a thorough introduction to the world of extremism. Read morePublished on October 24, 2011 by Facha
Though the broad historical information is interesting, there is not enough depth to call this anything more than a primer for more significant study of Islamic extremist history... Read morePublished on September 25, 2011 by Billy Faust
Miniter takes us inside the devious mind of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM), reputedly the architect and mastermind of 9/11 (among a host of other al Qaeda operations). Read morePublished on September 5, 2011 by Herbert L Calhoun
I guess this explains why the book has performed poorly. The views on tortue are not in keeping with what is known but he continues to call Obama the great orator- like all he can... Read morePublished on June 30, 2011 by T-Bone Tommy