Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam

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9780141019123: Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam

Jason Burke has produced the definitive account of Islamic militancy - revolutionising our understanding of Al-Qaeda, retelling its history from scratch and critically exploding the myths that form the very foundations of the 'War on Terror'. Fully updated with new material on Iraq and Afghanistan.

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About the Author:

Jason Burke is the prize-winning Chief Reporter for the Observer. He has covered the Middle East and Southwest Asia for a decade, and saw many of the key events described in this book at first hand.

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"An accurate analysis...an informative book."-- Albert Smith, The Irish Independent
"A must-read...Burke's sophisticated view of Al-Qaeda is convincing. Burke's book is the one that will last. It's a triumph."--Giles Foden, The Guardian
"This book is an eye-opener... authoritative and detailed"--Hazhir Teimourian, The Literary Review
"This young, impassioned journalist has made an important contribution to the growing literature on al Qaeda."-Jeff Stein, Washington Post Book World
"He has given us an indispensable guide to the multidimensional reality of Al-Qaeda"-- John Gray, New Statesman
"...more lively and powerful than most of the recent books on the subject."--Publishers Weekly
"...Burke has taken the time to sort it out...compulsory reading for Rumsfeld and his clique."--Sam Kiley, The Evening Standard (UK)
"Fascinating...packed full with totally new material."--Gilles Kepel, author of Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam
"...a book which vastly increases our understanding of the Al-Qaeda phenomenon. Burke writes with admirable lucidity and the benefit of his frontline reporting and deep research."--Peter Bergen, author of Holy War, Inc.


"...more lively and powerful than most of the recent books on the subject." (Publishers Weekly 20030707)

" This book is an eye-opener... authoritative and detailed" (Hazhir Teimourian The Literary Review )

"This young, impassioned journalist has made an important contribution to the growing literature on al Qaeda." (Jeff Stein Washington Post Book World )

"He has given us an indispensable guide to the multidimensional reality of Al-Qaeda" (John Gray New Statesman )

"...Burke has taken the time to sort it out...compulsory reading for Rumsfeld and his clique." (Sam Kiley The Evening Standard (UK) )

"Fascinating...packed full with totally new material." (Gilles Kepel Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam )

"...a book which vastly increases our understanding of the Al-Qaeda phenomenon. Burke writes with admirable lucidity and the benefit of his frontline reporting and deep research." (Peter Bergen Holy War, Inc. )

"Jason Burke... has made an entirely persuasive case. ...This young, impassioned journalist has made an important contribution to the growing literature on al Qaeda." (Jeff Stein Washington Post Book World 20030914)

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Burke, Jason
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2004)
ISBN 10: 0141019123 ISBN 13: 9780141019123
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