Not sure - just this one is all I used
The facts about Osama Bin Laden
Towards the end when the towers were hit
Osama Bin Laden and the Towers
I would recommend this book to everyone who lived through the 9/11 World Trade Towers destruction. I always wanted to know more: why did they do it? why couldn't we stop it? how was the rivalry between CIA and FBI a factor? Just wanted to understand how & why. The book focuses on the 50 years leading up to 9/11.
Most of all he explained the history through the lives of the people involved.
I hope he writes a sequel. This story ends about 6mo after the bombings. Great, moving, serious reading.
If you enjoy hearing and learning about the war on terror, 9/11, and Al Queda, I highly recommend this book. It covers the era from Sayeed Qtub to the end of modern Al Queda. The book explains, in detail, how and why America was attacked. This book is exciting and highly recommend.
Alan Sklar, while very professional, is not my favorite narrator. This is one of the few books that I enjoy hearing him narrate.
This book does a good job explaining the motivations of jihadis waging war against the West.
Incredible story. Long history, many characters, wandering all over the globe, culminating with our bureaucracy failing itself. Prob would have been somewhat easier to follow (in terms of names, places on the map, etc) if I had a hard copy book in my hand but it got more and more interesting as it went! Worthwhile
The looming tower is an in depth look at the history of the doctrine of radical Islam, its roots and evolution, culminating in the events of 9/11. The narrative gives the reader a front row seat to the confounding nature of islamism and its quest for mind share in the Arab world. Eerily relevant in 2016, this book draws on religious history, geopolitics, and the Shakespearean drama that unfolded leading up the that Tuesday in September.
This is a superbly written expose of how neglect and interagency rivalry led to 9/11 the attack on the Cole and the rise of ISIS. A must read.
I listened to this twice. I truly learned a lot. This book is so packed with facts, I can only recall a small portion of it. I found an overview of this book online and it helped me keep everything straight. It's an important book to be sure.
If you were to read only one book on the 9/11 attacks, this should be the one. Wright weaves the parallel narratives of the FBI characters like John O'Neill and Ali Soufan with Al Quaeda terrorists such as Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri with breathtaking agility. The narrator is pitch-perfect. As someone with over 400 audiobooks in his library, I can easily say that this is one of my all-time favorites.
Compelling from start to finish. Provides a needed history of how the modern fundamentalist Islamic movement came about and how it evolved to the 911 tragedy. I learned so much from this book, one of my best recent reads for sure.