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."
"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."
"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."
"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."