Wright, Lawrence. The looming tower; Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11.

Author:Rosenzweig, Sue
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Audiobook review
 
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WRIGHT, Lawrence. The looming tower; Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11. Read by Alan Sklar. 14 cds. 17.5 hrs. Tantor. 2006. 1-4001-0305-3. $39.99. Vinyl; content, author, reader notes. A *

This is a must for anyone who wants to understand the origins of Al-Qaeda and how it became the terrorist organization it is today. Wright's fascinating account begins in the 1940s and carefully and clearly describes the impacts of personal, religious, economic, and political events leading up to 9/11. Sklar is superb as he narrates this lengthy but fascinating history. In a straightforward narration he manages to be both dynamic and thoughtful, with an ability to draw listeners in and hold their attention throughout the entire book. It seems that Sklar is as totally...

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