Synopses & Reviews
The destruction of the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the attack on the Pentagon -- all within one hour on September 11, 2001 -- demonstrated America's shocking vulnerability to terrorism.
Yet terror had already emerged on America's shores eight years earlier, when the mysterious terrorist mastermind, Ramzi Yousef (arrested after a botched attempt to down a dozen U.S. airlines) bombed the World Trade Center in an attempt to fell the buildings. His attacks were viewed as the harbinger of a new terrorism, carried out by an elusive enemy driven by religious fanaticism to unprecedented hatred of the United States.
But is that perception accurate? A real-life detective story, The War Against America engages the reader in a gripping examination of the evidence regarding Yousef and his terrorism. It reveals the split between New York and Washington that emerged during the investigation and tells a terrifying tale of America left exposed and vulnerable following the mishandling of what was once the most ambitious terrorist attack ever attempted on U.S. soil.
About the Author
Laurie Mylroie is the co-author, with New York Times journalist Judith Miller, of Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf, a #1 New York Times Bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. A well-known expert on terrorism and Iraqi affairs, she has written articles for the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Newsweek, and many other publications. She lives in Washington, D.C.