“Reading this one book gives you an excellent grasp of the human story and the context from which al-Qaeda emerged.”
Audrey Kurth Cronin, Political Scientist
“Former counterterrorism agent John O’Neill, who died in 9/11, is the hero of this book. He played a central part in trying to take Al-Qaeda apart.”
Peter Bergen, Journalist
“Wright looks at the linkage between the Egyptian Jihad and Al-Qaeda. It is a worthwhile book to read to try to understand the whole problem.”
Lloyd Gardner, Historian
“If anybody wishes to understand what Al-Qaeda is, where it came from and what it is trying to do, I think that this is the key book to read.”
Peter Taylor, Broadcaster
“It is a history of radical Islamism and the road to 9/11. It also explores the failure of the CIA to share vital information with the FBI that might have allowed them to unravel the plot.”
Simon Conway, Novelist
“This is a fantastic account of the origins of al Qaeda, the individuals who laid the foundations of the organisation and why they carried out 9/11.”
Mary Habeck, Political Scientist
“He did five years of research and met over 600 people. It is a vast research on how we arrived at 9/11, the circumstances and the mindset. It has a huge scope.”
Yosri Fouda, Journalist
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