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 15, 2014

    Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



    There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$17.95
List price: $25.95
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Local Warehouse Military- Terrorism Mercenaries and Guerrillas

Willful Blindness: Memoir of the Jihad

by

Willful Blindness: Memoir of the Jihad Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Andrew C. McCarthy takes readers back to the real beginning of the war on terror--not the atrocities of September 11, but the first bombing of the World Trade Center in February 1993 when radical Islamists effectively declared war on the United States. From his perch as a government prosecutor of the blind sheik and other jihadists responsible for the bombing, Andrew McCarthy takes readers inside the twisted world of Islamic terror.

Review:

"In this annotated retrospective, the prosecutor responsible for leading the investigation of 'Blind Sheikh' Omar Abdel Rahman and others involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing dissects the miscues between federal agencies that led to that event while laying bare the challenges facing the war on terror today. The pre-1993 comedy of errors begins with the CIA's decision to funnel arms and money to Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan war and continues with inexplicable lapses of communication between the State Department and immigration officials (despite having been placed on a State Department terror 'watchlist,' the sheikh travels freely to the United States). The most enduring oversight, however, at least from McCarthy's perspective, is the refusal among academics and political leaders to confront fundamentalist Islamic tenets, the '800-pound gorilla that is somehow always in the middle of the room when terror strikes.' The jihadist philosophy that guided the Blind Sheikh is traced through generations of Islamic thinkers to the Prophet Mohammed himself. Though McCarthy's language is at times cumbersome, his firsthand account of jihad's rise and the sheikh's 'trial of the century' is an important contribution (and in some instances, counterpoint) to existing literature on the attack that foreshadowed disaster to come." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A government prosecutor takes readers back to the real beginning of the war on terror--not the atrocities of September 11, but the first bombing of the World Trade Center in February 1993, when radical Islamists effectively declared war on the U.S.

About the Author

Andrew C. McCarthy is a former federal prosecuter and a contributor to National Review and Commentary, among other publications. Mr. McCarthy is the recipient of numerous award, including the Justice Departments highest honor: the Attorney Generals Exceptional Service Award (1996). He has served as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594032134
Author:
Mccarthy, Andrew C
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Author:
McCarthy, Andrew C.
Author:
Memoir of the Jihad
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Jihad
Subject:
Terrorism -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. To the inland empire :Coronado and... Used Hardcover $7.50
  2. Tascosa: Its Life and Gaudy Times New Hardcover $36.25
  3. Rumbling Volcano: Islamic... Used Trade Paper $8.95
  4. Divide and Rule: The Partition of... New Trade Paper $57.25

Related Subjects


History and Social Science » Military » Terrorism Mercenaries and Guerrillas
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

Willful Blindness: Memoir of the Jihad Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.95 In Stock
Product details 250 pages Encounter Books - English 9781594032134 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this annotated retrospective, the prosecutor responsible for leading the investigation of 'Blind Sheikh' Omar Abdel Rahman and others involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing dissects the miscues between federal agencies that led to that event while laying bare the challenges facing the war on terror today. The pre-1993 comedy of errors begins with the CIA's decision to funnel arms and money to Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan war and continues with inexplicable lapses of communication between the State Department and immigration officials (despite having been placed on a State Department terror 'watchlist,' the sheikh travels freely to the United States). The most enduring oversight, however, at least from McCarthy's perspective, is the refusal among academics and political leaders to confront fundamentalist Islamic tenets, the '800-pound gorilla that is somehow always in the middle of the room when terror strikes.' The jihadist philosophy that guided the Blind Sheikh is traced through generations of Islamic thinkers to the Prophet Mohammed himself. Though McCarthy's language is at times cumbersome, his firsthand account of jihad's rise and the sheikh's 'trial of the century' is an important contribution (and in some instances, counterpoint) to existing literature on the attack that foreshadowed disaster to come." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A government prosecutor takes readers back to the real beginning of the war on terror--not the atrocities of September 11, but the first bombing of the World Trade Center in February 1993, when radical Islamists effectively declared war on the U.S.
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.