War on Terror

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The list author says: "The events of September 11, 2001 got the whole world's attention like nothing since the moon landing. Now that the War on Terror is in full swing a number of substantial tomes have been issued for those wanting to know how we arrived at this juncture. Here are a few which will give you a new perspective on that fateful day which changed the world forever, and the events that followed."
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
1.  The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
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  "Essential reading. Gives fascinating insights into the character of Bin Laden and tells the story of the brilliant but flawed man who attempted to stop him from achieving his goal, FBI agent John O'Neill."
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Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam
2.  Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam by Jason Burke
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  "Scholarly investigation into the now global phenomenon of Al Qaeda  by a young British journalist. Describes what AQ has evolved into post 9/11 and most importantly dispels a lot of myths about this infamous organisation."
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Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005
3.  Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005 by Thomas E. Ricks
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  "Superb account on why the Iraqi conflict was misconceived, badly planned and poorly executed. A savage indictment of the hawks in the Bush administration."
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Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
4.  Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq by Michael R. Gordon
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  "Exhaustive account of the whys and wherefores of the Iraqi conflict. Highly critical of Wolfowitz, Cheney and Rumsfeld - who pushed for the invasion of Iraq at all costs."
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Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror
5.  Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror by Richard A. Clarke
The list author says:
  "The story of how the US govt responded to 9/11 from the unique perspective of the highly-placed counterterrorism expert who served three administrations."
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The Commanders
6.  The Commanders by Bob Woodward
The list author says:
  "Where it all began. Fascinating insight into the first Gulf conflict. Unique perspectives of Bush Sr's administration and how the various personalities influenced the decision to go to war."
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The Forever War
7.  The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
The list author says:
  "A truly haunting work that will go down with Michael Herr's Dispatches and Mark Bowden's Black Hawk Down as one of the great works of war reportage. Contains penetrating insights into the prevailing conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan."
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Any books similiar to Looming Tower that continue its story? 2 Jul 31, 2013
2011 Looking to Catch-Up 0 Mar 3, 2011
the "most difficult operation since WWII"? 2 Sep 9, 2009
My take... 1 Sep 9, 2009
Compared to Night Draws Near 0 Jul 27, 2009
Looming Limited Hangout: one more cover-up. Read 9/11 Synthetic Terror to get the real story 6 Jun 13, 2009
New bestselling book mentioning important fact about Gadhafi quitting wmds that Ricks's book sourly lacks! 2 Sep 12, 2007
No mention of Gaddafi's aborted nuclear bomb building project (due to Saddam's demise) in this book 6 Sep 12, 2007
I respond and explain why Gadadfi's aborted nuke bomb building project should be in this book 4 Sep 12, 2007
Hey Stupid! 6 Aug 31, 2007
Cobra 2 4 May 10, 2006
Author's Live Discussion/ Podcast 0 May 8, 2006
 
   

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