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The Looming Tower

This sweeping narrative history of 9/11 includes important new information about the people, ideas, events, and intelligence failures that culminated in the attacks, told for the first time from both the American and Arab sides of the story.

2007  Lionel Gelber Prize
2006  Los Angeles Times Book Prizes
2007  Helen Bernstein Book Award
2007  J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize
2007  Pulitzer Prize
2007  PEN Center USA West Literary Awards
2006  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2006  New York Times Editors' Choice
2006  New York Times Notable Books of the Year

Topics9/11 Terrorist Attacks
Qaida (Organization)
Intelligence agents
FBI agents
National Security Agency
Central Intelligence Agency
Islamic culture
Middle Eastern politics
American history
National security
U.S.-Middle East relations
American politics and government