The Black Banners (Hardcover)

The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against Al-Qaeda

By Ali Soufan, Daniel Freedman

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393079425, 572pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2011



This narrative account of America's successes and failures against al-Qaeda is essential to an understanding of the terrorist group. We are taken into hideouts and interrogation rooms. We have a ringside seat at bin Laden's personal celebration of the 9/11 bombings. Such riveting details show us not only how terrorists think and operate but also how they can be beaten and brought to justice.

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