The Hunt for bin Laden (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition
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Most appreciative this has been made available.
For example, the writer needed to say 1:15 PM or 1:15 AM, not just 1:15 Afghanistan time. The narrative concerning the certainty level of bin Laden's being there in the compound is a little garbled. Also, the use of slang can be disturbing. Maybe Navy Seals refer to going "tits up," but it seems more inept than anything else to say that the "Abbottabad compound was fishier than week old trout." (Remember how carefully Tom Wolfe handled the slang in The Right Stuff.) The piece doesn't always meet expected journalistic standards, and I wish it did. For example, the space shuttle Endeavour is referred to as the Endeavor. We are told once that Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and then a few paragraphs later we are told that Islamabad is the "capitol."
I see a great deal of value in this sort of publication and hope that future examples will be more carefully produced.
Tom Shroder's "The Hunt for Bin Laden," is obviously high-speed writing, but it is also high-quality, high-speed writing. It certainly needed additional work from an editor, but its editorial flaws are in places and of kinds that the average reader may not notice.
If you want to understand some version of what happened to Bin Laden for all those years and how we managed not to find him for nearly a decade after Al-Qaeda's seemingly immortal leader walked out of our grasp in the mountains of Afghanistan only to surface again in Abottobad in the heart of Pakistan, Shroder's: "The Hunt for Bin Laden" will provide you with a short, riveting read.
I recommend it highly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent background, pre 9/11 information. Not much on the actual hunt though.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book is well written. I would expect a more detailed and explained sequence, nonetheless it's understandable why they are not presented in more detail. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ariel Martinez
Boring to read and nothing really new. Would not recommend it. Just a rehash of the actions taken to capture him .Published on March 18, 2014 by FRANK
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