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The Bin Ladens Steve Coll

The Bin Ladens

Steve Coll

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ISBN : 9781615594931
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688 pages
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Steve Colls 2004 Ghost Wars won its author his second Pulitzer Prize and set the standard for books on al Qaeda. The Bin Ladens, his first work since that masterpiece, is a portrait of an extended family, a dynasty founded by an illiterateMoreSteve Colls 2004 Ghost Wars won its author his second Pulitzer Prize and set the standard for books on al Qaeda. The Bin Ladens, his first work since that masterpiece, is a portrait of an extended family, a dynasty founded by an illiterate bricklayer who died in a plane crash caused by his American pilot. (Indeed, Coll shows that the Bin Laden chronicles have been marked repeatedly by airplane disasters.) These Arabian building pioneers carelessly straddled two incompatible cultures- partying and globetrotting even as family members bankrolled extreme religious fundamentalists. With the same dazzling reportorial precision that marked Ghost Wars, the former Washington Post associate editor documents the Bin Ladens narrow and brittle involvement with their western friends.