Terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna and writer James Gavin on this edition of Fresh Air
. Rohan Gunaratna's new book is Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror
. Gunaratna spent five years conducting interviews with Al Qaeda, doing field research and monitoring the group's infiltration in communities in North America and Europe. He is a research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St. Andrew's, Scotland. He's lectured worldwide on terrorism and served as consultant to many governments. James Gavin's written Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker
. It's a biography of the jazz trumpeter and vocalist. Baker came from Oklahoma in the 1950s to become the "prince of cool jazz" on the West Coast. His death in Amsterdam in 1988 seems to have been drug-related. Gavin is a frequent contributor to the New York Times
and other publications.
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