Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 18, 2014

    Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



    On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$15.99
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
9 Local Warehouse Sociology- Islamic Studies
17 Remote Warehouse World History- General

This title in other editions

Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It

by

Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The attacks of September 11, 2001, were a calamity on a scale few had imagined possible. In their aftermath, we exaggerated the men who perpetrated the attacks, shaping hasty and often mistaken reporting into caricatures we could comprehend — monsters and master criminals equal to the enormity of their crime. In reality, the 9/11 hijackers were unexceptional men, not much different from countless others. It is this ordinary enemy, not the caricature, that we must understand if we are to have a legitimate hope of defeating terrorism.

Using research undertaken in twenty countries on four continents, Los Angeles Times correspondent Terry McDermott provides gripping, authoritative portraits of the main players in the 9/11 plot. With brilliant reporting and thoughtful analysis, McDermott brings us a clearer, more nuanced, and in some ways more frightening, understanding of the landmark event of our time.

Synopsis:

Seeing themselves as soldiers of God, the September 11, 2001, hijackers felt they were fulfilling their religious obligations. "Perfect Soldiers" traces these men's lives and the evolution of their beliefs, putting a human face on a heinous act. 8-page photo insert.

About the Author

Terry McDermott has been a reporter at eight newspapers for twenty-five years, the last seven at the Los Angeles Times, where he is a national correspondent. He has won prizes for his journalism in a number of fields, including foreign affairs, economics, and science.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060584702
Subtitle:
The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It
Author:
Mcdermott, Terry
Author:
McDermott, Terry
Author:
by Terry McDermott
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Terrorists
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Subject:
Sociology-Islamic Studies
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20060815
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.36x5.42x.90 in. .70 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. An Army at Dawn: The War in Africa,... Used Trade Paper $5.50
  2. To the Gates of Richmond: The... Used Trade Paper $9.95
  3. The Brass Wall: The Betrayal of... Used Hardcover $9.95
  4. Harbor Used Trade Paper $3.95
  5. Worse Than Watergate: The Secret... Used Hardcover $3.95
  6. Little Infamies New Mass Market $14.00

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Terrorism Mercenaries and Guerrillas
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Islamic Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General

Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.99 In Stock
Product details 368 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060584702 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Seeing themselves as soldiers of God, the September 11, 2001, hijackers felt they were fulfilling their religious obligations. "Perfect Soldiers" traces these men's lives and the evolution of their beliefs, putting a human face on a heinous act. 8-page photo insert.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.