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The Resource Osama : the making of a terrorist, Jonathan Randal

Osama : the making of a terrorist, Jonathan Randal

Label
Osama : the making of a terrorist
Title
Osama
Title remainder
the making of a terrorist
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Randal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Jonathan Randal - a journalist whose experience of the Middle East spans the past forty years - makes clear how Osama's life epitomizes the fatal collision between twenty-first-century Islam and the West, and he describes the course of Osama's estrangement from both the West and the Saudi petro-monarchy of which his family is a part. He examines Osama's terrorist activities before September 11, 2001, and shows us how, after the attack on the World Trade Center, Osama presented the West with something new in the annals of contemporary terrorism: an independently wealthy entrepreneur with a seemingly worldwide following ready to do his bidding. Randal explores the possibility that Osama offered the Saudis his Al-Qaeda forces to drive Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait in 1991; he traces the current sources of Osama's money; and he tells us why the Iraq war has played into the hands of the terrorists.
  • "With his long-maintained sources in the Middle East and his intimate understanding of the region, Randal gives us a clearer explanation than any we have had of the whys and wherefores of the world's most prominent and feared terrorist operated."--Back cover
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Randal, Jonathan C.
Dewey number
958.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorists
  • Terrorists
Label
Osama : the making of a terrorist, Jonathan Randal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: New York: Knopf, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000048043485
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Rev. and updated ed.
Extent
xxiv, 339 p.
Isbn
9781780760551
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Osama : the making of a terrorist, Jonathan Randal
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: New York: Knopf, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000048043485
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Rev. and updated ed.
Extent
xxiv, 339 p.
Isbn
9781780760551
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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