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The Looming Tower

by Lawrence Wright

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Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL24259170M
ISBN 109780307266088
OCLC/WorldCa232254274

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The Looming Tower | This Pulitzer Prize winner is the basis for the upcoming Hulu series starring Peter Sarsgaard, Jeff Daniels, and Tahar Rahim.A gripping narrative that spans five decades, The Looming Tower explains in unprecedented detail the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the intelligence failures that culminated in the . The Looming Tower. 18, likes 22 talking about this. Based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning book, The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late s and how /5().


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national security officials to prevent the 9/11 attacks. The new Hulu series The Looming Tower, premiering on Wednesday, is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, by Lawrence Wright — a book that TIME selected as one of the All-TIME.

“What a riveting tale Lawrence Wright fashions in this marvelous book. ‘The Looming Tower’ is not just a detailed, heart-stopping account of the events leading up to 9/11, written with style and verve. [It’s] a thoughtful examination of the world that produced the men who brought us 9/11, and of their progeny who bedevil us today.

“The Looming Tower,” the title of Lawrence Wright’s remarkable new book about Al Qaeda and 9/11, refers not only to the doomed towers of the World Trade Center, but also to a passage in the Koran. The Looming Tower TVMA • Drama • TV Series • Based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning book, The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/   The television series The Looming Tower doesn't have as wide a scope as the book, focusing primarily on the three years leading up to 9/11 as opposed to the many decades that the book covers Author: Jack O'keeffe.

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