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The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

The Looming Tower This national bestseller and award-winning book is now available in paperback. A gripping narrative that spans five decades, "The Looming Tower" explains in unprecedented detail the rise of al-Qaeda and the intelligence failures that culminated in the attacks on 9/11. Full description

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