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The ISIS Apocalypse
- The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State
- By: William McCants
- Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
- Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
How did the Islamic State attract so many followers and conquer so much land? By being more ruthless, more apocalyptic, and more devoted to state building than its competitors. The shrewd leaders of the Islamic State combined two of the most powerful yet contradictory ideas in Islam - the return of the Islamic Empire and the end of the world - into a mission and a message that shapes its strategy and inspires its army of zealous fighters.
Probably a great book, but the narration pitiable.
- By Annette on 11-28-15
Phenomenal, detailed look at ISIS
as an outsider and uneducated onlooker this book has done a great job of explaining in great detail and in a consice easy to digest fashion the origins, development and mission of this otherwise nebulous and menacing organization.