Thursday, May 5, 2011

Seven books about Osama bin Laden

The staff of the Christian Science Monitor came up with a list of books that offer insight into Osama bin Laden and his actions.

One book on the list:
"The Looming Tower," by Lawrence Wright

New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning book does not focus exclusively on Osama bin Laden, but no list of books about bin Laden would be complete without reference to Wright's excellent work. In reviewing "The Looming Tower" for the Monitor, Monitor reviewer Erik Spanberg wrote, "It is hard to imagine a better portrait of 9/11 and its causes emerging anytime soon." When it comes to the book's examination of various Al Qaeda leaders, including bin Laden, Spanberg says that Wright's book "strips away much of the mystery."
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue