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I had not realized all the looming stuff in the backround. It is spelled out perfectly.
The amount of foreign persons in the US that wanted America destroyed.
I am a slow reader, so in audio form everything comes alive.
Every American should read this to grasp the real threat to our way of life.
The history of Al Qaida from beginning to present day.
Get it now!!
Yes, it opens your eyes to the real history of radical islam
The Rise and fall of the Third Riech
That Islam is a threat to all free people and only understands strength
If you are interested in Middle Eastern history as it pertains to terrorism, then this is your main read. This is the book by which all others in this genre should be compared.
A former history professor once said to me that historians have the disadvantage of hindsight and that since we know what actually happened we must strive to account for that when arriving at our conclusions. This book put that statement to the test for me as I listened. Wonderfully narrated, this intricate story depicting the rise of a fragile and hated group lays bare both the ferocity and ineptness of human beings as a species as we hear about the origins, assumptions and activities of what will be known as Al Qaeda. This book is highly recommended.
This is a must read if you want to better understand the history of muslim fundamentalism , 9/11 and the events that followed. I was amazed at my own ignorance and found the book engrosing.. These are people and events that have and will continue to affect the way we live. All you have to do is go to an airport to be reminded.
The first half is a little slow, which is why I'm not giving 5 stars. But this is an amazing look into all of the screw ups that lead to 9/11.
Runner, Commuter, Dietitian with a passion for U.S. History.
A highly readable version of the events of the 9-11 report with more skilled character development than much of popular fiction. My only problem was keeping the arabic names and minor players straight.
Very good perspective about the events leading up to 9/11, the dysfuntion of our intelligence agencies and a good insight into the 2 key figures of Al Queda and how they started and how long they have been around and a feel for how formidable they are. Very relevant and eye opening. Worth the read.