The Terror Years
Score: 4
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The Terror Years


  • Author: Lawrence Wright
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • Genre: Middle East
  • File Size: 2879916 Bytes


With the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. Here, in ten powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker, he recalls the path that terror in the Middle East has taken, from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent beheadings of reporters and aid workers by ISIS. The Terror Years draws on several articles he wrote while researching The Looming Tower, as well as many that he’s written since, following where and how al-Qaeda and its core cultlike beliefs have morphed and spread. They include a portrait of the “man behind bin Laden,” Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the tumultuous Egypt he helped spawn; an indelible impress...

The Operator
Score: 4.5
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The Operator


  • Author: Robert O'Neill
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 18328857 Bytes


This instant New York Times bestseller—“a jaw-dropping, fast-paced account” (New York Post) recounts SEAL Team Operator Robert O’Neill’s incredible four-hundred-mission career, including the attempts to rescue “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips, and which culminated in the death of the world’s most wanted terrorist—Osama bin Laden.In The Operator, Robert O’Neill describes his idyllic childhood in Butte, Montana; his impulsive decision to join the SEALs; the arduous evaluation and training process; and the even tougher gauntlet he had to run to join the SEALs’ most elite unit. After officially becoming a SEAL, O’Neill would spend more than a decade in the most intense counter...

The Terror Years

The Terror Years


  • Author : Lawrence Wright
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804170031


The Terror Years Book Description :

Several "pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent beheadings of reporters and aid workers by ISIS ... They include an ... impression of Saudi Arabia, a kingdom of silence under the control of the religious police; the Syrian film industry, then compliant at the edges but already exuding a feeling of the barely masked fury that erupted into civil war; [and] the 2006-11 Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza, a study in disparate values of human lives. Others continue to look into al-Qaeda as it forms a master plan for its future, experiences a rebellion from within the organization, and spins off a growing web of terror in the world"--...

The Terror Years

The Terror Years


  • Author : Lawrence Wright
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385352079


The Terror Years Book Description :

With the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. Here, in ten powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker, he recalls the path that terror in the Middle East has taken, from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent beheadings of reporters and aid workers by ISIS. The Terror Years draws on several articles he wrote while researching The Looming Tower, as well as many that he’s written since, following where and how al-Qaeda and its core cultlike beliefs have morphed and spread. They include a portrait of the “man behind bin Laden,” Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the tumultuous Egypt he helped spawn; an indelible impress...

The Terror Years

The Terror Years


  • Author : Lawrence Wright
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-08-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472125828


The Terror Years Book Description :

Ten powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent beheadings of reporters and aid workers by ISIS. With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. This collection draws on several articles he wrote while researching that book as well as many that he's written since, following where and how al-Qaeda and its core cult-like beliefs have morphed and spread. They include an indelible impression of Saudi Arabia, a kingdom of silence under the control of the religious police; the Syrian film industry, then compliant at the edges b...

The Terror
Score: 4
From 115 Ratings

The Terror


  • Author : Dan Simmons
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2007-03-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0316003883


The Terror Book Description :

"Dan Simmons writes with the salty grace and precision of Patrick O'Brian. But in piling supernatural nightmare upon historical nightmare, layering mystery upon mystery, he has produced a turbocharged vision of popular doom." -Men's Journal Greeted with excited critical praise, this extraordinary novel-inspired by the true story of two ice ships that disappeared in the Arctic Circle during an 1845 expedition-swells with the heart-stopping suspense and heroic adventure that have won Dan Simmons praise as "a writer who not only makes big promises but keeps them" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). THE TERROR chills readers to the core. "Brutal, relentless, yet oddly uplifting, THE TERROR is a masterfully chilling work." -Entertainment Weekly "In the hands of...

Anatomy of Terror  From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Anatomy of Terror From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State


  • Author : Ali Soufan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393242034


Anatomy of Terror From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State Book Description :

"Anyone who wants to understand the world we live in now should read this book." —Lawrence Wright To eliminate the scourge of terrorism, we must first know who the enemy actually is, and what his motivations are. In Anatomy of Terror, former FBI special agent and New York Times best-selling author Ali Soufan dissects Osama bin Laden’s brand of jihadi terrorism and its major offshoots, revealing how these organizations were formed, how they operate, their strengths, and—crucially—their weaknesses. This riveting account examines the new Islamic radicalism through the stories of its flag-bearers, including a U.S. Air Force colonel who once served Saddam Hussein, a provincial bookworm who declared himself caliph of all Muslims, and bin Laden’s ...

Summary of The Terror Years

Summary of The Terror Years


  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread
  • Release Date : 2016-09-29
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683785125


Summary of The Terror Years Book Description :

Summary of The Terror Years by Lawrence Wright | Includes Analysis Preview: Lawrence Wright’s The Terror Years: From Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State is a collection of Wright’s essays from The New Yorker and other venues about radical Islamic terror in the 2000s. Terrorist activities are shaped by the experiences, ideology, and choices of terrorist leaders. The wave of international terrorism in the 1990s and 2000s came about in part because of the partnership of Osama bin Laden, a wealthy Saudi, and Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon. Al-Qaeda’s increased brutality and its escalating attacks on Muslims were the result of the rise in influence of convicted Jordanian criminal Musab al-Zarqawi, who gained control of al-Qaeda operations in Iraq....

The Mirror Test
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Mirror Test


  • Author : J. Kael Weston
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345806949


The Mirror Test Book Description :

A New York Times Editors' Choice A powerfully written firsthand account of the human costs of conflict. J. Kael Weston spent seven years on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan working for the U.S. State Department in some of the most dangerous frontline locations. Upon his return home, while traveling the country to pay respect to the dead and wounded, he asked himself- When will these wars end? How will they be remembered and memorialized? What lessons can we learn from them? These are questions with no quick answers, but perhaps ones that might lead to a shared reckoning worthy of the sacrifices of those-troops and civilians alike-whose lives have been changed by more than a decade and a half of war. Weston takes us from Twentynine Palms in Californ...

The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution

The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution


  • Author : Timothy Tackett
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674425187


The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution Book Description :

How did the French Revolution’s ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity descend into violence and terror? Timothy Tackett offers a new interpretation of this turning point in world history. Penetrating the mentality of Revolutionary elites on the eve of the Terror, he reveals how suspicion and mistrust escalated and helped propel their actions....

The Terror Factory  The Isis Edition

The Terror Factory The Isis Edition


  • Author : Trevor Aaronson
  • Publisher : Ig Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-05-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1632460653


The Terror Factory The Isis Edition Book Description :

An ISIS/Trump update to the bestselling book about the FBI's role in manufacturing terrorist plots....