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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
Title variation
Osama bin Laden
Creator
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1962-
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Bergen, Peter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1261641096
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxx, 384 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982170523
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
Label
The rise and fall of Osama bin Laden, Peter Bergen
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1261641096
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxx, 384 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982170523
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table

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