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

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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
Author:
Mcdermott, Terry
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
McDermott, Terry
Author:
by Terry McDermott
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:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.36x5.42x.90 in. .70 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Military » Terrorism Mercenaries and Guerrillas
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"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.

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