Tell us what you think! Take our Facilities Satisfaction Survey.

Find current Main Library parking garage construction information

Bin Laden: the man who declared war on America

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
In August 1998 two powerful car bombs exploded simultaneously outside U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. In Nairobi, the force of the blast shattered windows more than a quarter mile away. Less than two weeks later the United States retaliated by launching cruise missiles directed against terrorist camps in both Afghanistan and Sudan. The real target, however, was one man who has become the symbol of Islamic terror. "Our mission was clear," a somber President Clinton told the nation. "To strike at the network of radical groups affiliated with and funded by Osama bin Laden, perhaps the preeminent organizer and financier of international terrorism in the world today." "Fascinating account. I strongly recommend it." -- Jeane J. Kirkpatrick In meticulous detail, world-renowned terrorism expert Yossef Bodansky uncovers the events in bin Laden's life that turned the once-promising engineering student into a cold-blooded leader of radical Islam. In the process, Bodansky pulls together a chilling story that is as current as today's headlines but as ancient as the Crusades; a story that transcends bin Laden and any other single man, one that sweeps from Iran, Afghanistan, and Iraq to Kosovo and beyond. He takes you deep into the heart of centuries-old hatreds that have produced generations of bin Ladens and a terror network of underground armies that can strike virtually anywhere in the world. Fueled by Middle Eastern oil wealth and covertly armed by some of America's closest allies, this terror network is waging a brutal guerrilla war whose aim is nothing short of changing the course of history. The battlefields are increasingly Western city streets and the casualties are most often innocents caught in the crossfire. Including new information about bin Laden's pursuit of chemical and nuclear weapons, covert deals between the U.S. and Islamic terrorists, and American foreign policy blunders that have cost countless lives, this book is a sobering wake-up call.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780761535812
9780761519683
9780307797728
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 03b3bda3-35f6-00de-49a1-094a7de7e1fe
full_title bin laden the man who declared war on america
author bodansky yossef
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-04-23 23:34:10PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Yossef Bodansky
author_display Bodansky, Yossef
available_at_catalog Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
display_description

"Fascinating account. I strongly recommend it." --Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

World-renowned terrorism expert Yossef Bodansky explores the transformation of Osama bin Laden from a once promising engineering student into the cold-blooded leader of the radical Islamic terrorist group, al Qaeda. With meticulous detail, Bodansky chronicles the events leading up to the international operation of hunting bin Laden.

In the process, Bodansky pulls together a chilling story that is as ancient as the Crusades; a story that transcends bin Laden and any other single man, one that sweeps from Iran, Afghanistan, and Iraq to Kosovo and beyond. He takes you deep into the heart of centuries-old hatreds that have produced generations of bin Ladens and a terror network of underground armies that can strike virtually anywhere in the world. Fueled by Middle Eastern oil wealth and covertly armed by some of America's closest allies, this terror network is waging a brutal guerrilla war whose aim is nothing short of changing the course of history. The battlefields are increasingly Western city streets, and the casualties are most often innocents caught in the crossfire.

Including information about al Qaeda's pursuit of chemical and nuclear weapons, covert deals between the U.S. and Islamic terrorists, and American efforts in the years-long campaign to capture Osama bin Laden, this book is a sobering wake-up call.

format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id 03b3bda3-35f6-00de-49a1-094a7de7e1fe
isbn 9780307797728, 9780761519683, 9780761535812
item_details ils:CARL0000137742|35192022043271|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|953.8 B6121b|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000137742|35192027245996|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|953.8 B6121b|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:683cd34a-3baa-4542-b19e-4304d4b9c333|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 953.8 B6121b
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9780761535812
publishDate 1999, 2011
record_details ils:CARL0000137742|Book|Books||English|Forum,|c1999.|xxiii, 439 p. : maps ; 24 cm., overdrive:683cd34a-3baa-4542-b19e-4304d4b9c333|eBook|eBook||English|The Crown Publishing Group|2011|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:CARL0000137742|35192022043271|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000137742|35192027245996|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:683cd34a-3baa-4542-b19e-4304d4b9c333|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Bin Laden, Osama, -- 1957-2011, Jihad, Muslims -- Saudi Arabia -- Biography, Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam, Terrorists -- Saudi Arabia -- Biography
title_display Bin Laden : the man who declared war on America
title_full Bin Laden : the man who declared war on America / Yossef Bodansky, bin Laden The Man Who Declared War on America
title_short Bin Laden :
title_sub the man who declared war on America
topic_facet Bin Laden, Osama, Biography & Autobiography, Islam, Jihad, Muslims, Nonfiction, Politics, Religion & Spirituality, Religious aspects, Terrorism, Terrorists