Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of Bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State

ISBN9780393355888
PublisherW.W. Norton & Company
PublishedMay 8, 2018
Pages384
AuthorAli Soufan
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.3 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth1.0 in.

Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of Bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State

Ali Soufan

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May 8, 2018

"Anyone who wants to understand the world we live in now should read this book." ―Lawrence Wright

To eliminate the scourge of terrorism, we must first know who the enemy actually is, and what his motivations are. In Anatomy of Terror, former FBI special agent and New York Times best-selling author Ali Soufan dissects Osama bin Laden’s brand of jihadi terrorism and its major offshoots, revealing how these organizations were formed, how they operate, their strengths, and―crucially―their weaknesses. This riveting account examines the new Islamic radicalism through the stories of its flag-bearers, including a U.S. Air Force colonel who once served Saddam Hussein, a provincial bookworm who declared himself caliph of all Muslims, and bin Laden’s own beloved son Hamza, a prime candidate to lead the organization his late father founded.

Anatomy of Terror lays bare the psychology and inner workings of al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, and their spawn, and shows how the spread of terror can be stopped.

Winner of the Airey Neave Memorial Book Prize

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Ali Soufan

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ISBN9780393355888
PublisherW.W. Norton & Company
PublishedMay 8, 2018
Pages384
AuthorAli Soufan
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.3 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth1.0 in.

Synopsis

"Anyone who wants to understand the world we live in now should read this book." ―Lawrence Wright

To eliminate the scourge of terrorism, we must first know who the enemy actually is, and what his motivations are. In Anatomy of Terror, former FBI special agent and New York Times best-selling author Ali Soufan dissects Osama bin Laden’s brand of jihadi terrorism and its major offshoots, revealing how these organizations were formed, how they operate, their strengths, and―crucially―their weaknesses. This riveting account examines the new Islamic radicalism through the stories of its flag-bearers, including a U.S. Air Force colonel who once served Saddam Hussein, a provincial bookworm who declared himself caliph of all Muslims, and bin Laden’s own beloved son Hamza, a prime candidate to lead the organization his late father founded.

Anatomy of Terror lays bare the psychology and inner workings of al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, and their spawn, and shows how the spread of terror can be stopped.

Winner of the Airey Neave Memorial Book Prize

Buy Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of Bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State by Ali Soufan at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“A concise, accessible, enormously readable account of the trajectory of al-Qaeda.… In a dizzying scenario of violence, Soufan provides clarity and balance.”

– Kirkus Reviews

“A deep look at the inner workings, ideology, internal politics, and strategies of modern Islamic terrorism.… Soufan reveals himself to be a true expert.”

– Publishers Weekly

“Anatomy of Terror tells the stories of the leaders of al-Qaeda and IS.… [F]or America, the main enemies are still the organized groups abroad.”

– Economist