The Siege of Mecca
The 1979 Uprising at Islam's Holiest Shrine
By Yaroslav Trofimov
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780307277732, 301pp.)
Publication Date: September 9, 2008
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“Action-packed. . . . [Trofimov] combines political analysis and breathless narrative to describe the deadliest terrorist attack prior to 9/11.” —Entertainment Weekly“Fascinating . . . remarkable. . . . Anyone can read The Siege of Mecca, and everyone should.” —The Washington Post“[The Siege of Mecca] begins with all the menace of a political thriller. . . . Riveting.” —Conde Nast Portfolio“A gripping, highly informed narrative of this momentous event.” —Financial Times