Thursday, October, 07, 2021

Arizona State, The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden, online

The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden
Peter Bergen is the author of seven books, three of which were named New York Times bestsellers and four of which were named among the non-fiction books of the year by the Washington Post. Bergen is a Professor of Practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies at ASU, Co-Director of the Center on the Future of War, Vice President for Global Studies and Fellows at New America, and a CNN national security analyst.

In The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden, Peter Bergen provides the first reevaluation of the man responsible for precipitating America’s long wars with al-Qaeda and its descendants, capturing bin Laden in all the dimensions of his life: as a family man, as a terrorist leader, and as a fugitive. The book sheds light on his many contradictions: he was the son of a billionaire, yet insisted his family live like paupers. He adored his wives and children, yet he brought ruin to his family. And while he inflicted the most lethal act of mass murder in United States history, he failed to achieve any of his strategic goals.
Oct 7, 2021 05:00 PM in Arizona