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The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot, and Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It | [John Miller, Michael Stone, Chris Mitchell]

The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot, and Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It

The Cell provides the first complete treatment to piece together what led to the events of 9/11, ultimately delivering the disturbing answer to the question: why, with all the information the intelligence community had, was no one able to stop the September 11 attacks? It also includes a first-person account of John Miller's face-to-face meeting with Osama bin Laden.
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Publisher's Summary

In New York City, a handful of veteran FBI agents, police officers, and investigative journalists had known for years that a terrorist event on the scale of 9/11 was likely. Ironically, one of the men who had been most aware of the threat posed by Osama bin Laden had recently left the FBI, where he had been following the movements of bin Laden and al Qaeda, to become Chief of Security at the World Trade Center. John O'Neill died on that awful day. The FBI's O'Neill, along with Neil Herman, reporter John Miller and very few others, had been on bin Laden's trail for years. To them, he had long been considered the most dangerous man on the planet.

In The Cell, John Miller, an award-winning journalist and co-anchor of ABC's 20/20, along with veteran reporters Michael Stone and Chris Mitchell, takes us back more than 10 years to the birth of the terrorist cell that later metastasized into al Qaeda's New York operation.

This remarkable audiobook offers a firsthand account of what it is to be a police officer, an FBI agent or a reporter obsessed with a case few people will take seriously. The Cell contains a first-person account of Miller's face-to-face meeting with bin Laden and provides the first complete treatment to piece together what led to the events of 9/11, ultimately delivering the disturbing answer to the question: why, with all the information the intelligence community had, was no one able to stop the September 11 attacks?

©2002 John Miller Enterprises Ltd. and Michael Stone, All Rights Reserved; (P)2002 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Miller, Stone, and Mitchell connect a lot of dots in this frightening and important book." (Publishers Weekly)
"A frisky but important addition to the growing literature on al Qaeda." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    Richard MOUNT KISCO, NY, USA 12-31-03
    Richard MOUNT KISCO, NY, USA 12-31-03
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    "What led up to 9/11?"

    Miller, Stone and Mitchell doe a bang-up job of giving us a clear picture of many of the events that transpired in the 10 years prior to 9-11 that - if someone had been able to connect all the dots they MIGHT have been able to prevent the attack.

    It's not a condemnation or a finger-pointing expose. The book isn't stating that anyone necessarily slipped up it's just that there were tons of indicators that, in hindsight, could have predicted this.

    Well written and not too long. If you want to learn about some of this history and don't want to read 30 different books - this one will do it.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Chapel Hill, NC, United States 05-07-08
    Thomas Chapel Hill, NC, United States 05-07-08 Member Since 2013
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    "just OK"

    This is a rather superficial and in some instances unsubstantiated overview of what led up to 9-11. Compared with "The looming tower", it pails in comparison. The reader pronounces names in ways that are very different from what I am used to, so not sure if these are alternative pronunciations, or if he just can't pronounce arabic names, but this was a distractions. Furthermore, this is essentially the authors view on things. for instance, he says the US governement had several opportunities to stop the embassy bombings, but does not substantitate what these where. I found it a good quick read and a valuable second outlook compared with "The Looming Tower", but I found the other work much more comprehensive, better researched, and more substantitve.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    John C. Roberts Maine 01-26-05
    John C. Roberts Maine 01-26-05 Listener Since 2004
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    "Very good review background behind 911"

    Very well done, helps one understand how we did not stop 911

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Emmet 08-01-14
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    "Remarkable story of failure right down the line"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great story about pre 9/11 terrorism policy by Clinton admin, law enforcement and the intelligence community. Absolutely worth a listen to!!


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