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The Resource The rise and fall of Osama bin Laden, Peter Bergen

The rise and fall of Osama bin Laden, Peter Bergen

Label
The rise and fall of Osama bin Laden
Title
The rise and fall of Osama bin Laden
Statement of responsibility
Peter Bergen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bergen sheds light on bin Laden's many contradictions: he was the son of a billionaire, yet insisted his family live like paupers. He adored his wives and children, depending on two of his wives, both of whom had PhDs, to make important strategic decisions, yet he also brought ruin to his family. He was fanatically religious, yet willing to kill thousands of civilians in the name of Islam. He inspired deep loyalty yet, in the end, his bodyguards turned against him. In the end, bin Laden died in a squalid suburban compound, far from the front lines of his holy war. Despite that unheroic denouement, his ideology lives on. Bergen's portrait of Osama will reveal for the first time who he really was and why he continues to inspire a new generation of jihadists.-- adapted from jacket
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11000684
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bergen, Peter
Dewey number
  • 958.104/6092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6430.B55
LC item number
B475 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Terrorists
  • Fugitives from justice
Target audience
adult
Label
The rise and fall of Osama bin Laden, Peter Bergen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Hopes and dreams and fears -- Holy warrior. Sphinx without a riddle? ; Zealot ; Jihad ; Al-Qaeda -- War with the U.S. Radical ; "The head of the snake" ; A declaration of war ; The U.S. slowly grasps the threat ; The war begins ; The road to 9/11 -- On the run. Striking back ; The great escape ; Al-Qaeda revives ; The hunt ; A lion in winder ; Operation Neptune Spear ; After bin Laden
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxx, 384 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982170523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)on1261641096
Label
The rise and fall of Osama bin Laden, Peter Bergen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-363) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Hopes and dreams and fears -- Holy warrior. Sphinx without a riddle? ; Zealot ; Jihad ; Al-Qaeda -- War with the U.S. Radical ; "The head of the snake" ; A declaration of war ; The U.S. slowly grasps the threat ; The war begins ; The road to 9/11 -- On the run. Striking back ; The great escape ; Al-Qaeda revives ; The hunt ; A lion in winder ; Operation Neptune Spear ; After bin Laden
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxx, 384 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982170523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)on1261641096

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