Paperback: The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al Qaeda available in bookstores
July 31, 2012

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The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al Qaeda
By Ali H. Soufan

 

A New York Times’ Bestseller, one of the Sunday Times’ Books of the Year, and winner of the 2012 Ridenhour Book Prize, “The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al Qaeda” is available in bookstores.

On September 11, 2001, FBI Special Agent Ali H. Soufan was handed a secret file. Had he received it months earlier-when it was requested-the attacks on New York and Washington could have been prevented. During his time on the front lines, Soufan helped thwart plots around the world and elicited some of the most important confessions from terrorists in the war against al-Qaeda-without laying so much as a hand on them. Most of these stories have never been reported before, and never by anyone with such intimate firsthand knowledge.

This narrative account of America’s successes and failures against al-Qaeda is essential to an understanding of the terrorist group. We are taken into hideouts and interrogation rooms. We have a ringside seat at bin Laden’s personal celebration of the 9/11 bombings. Such riveting details show us not only how terrorists think and operate but also how they can be beaten and brought to justice.

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REVIEWS:

“A devastating picture of the rivalry and dysfunction inside the government’s counterterrorism agencies”
– NEW YORK TIMES

“Gripping…shocking…reveals the dedication of those who defend us”
– SUNDAY TIMES

“One of the most valuable and detailed accounts of its subject to appear in the past decade”
– ECONOMIST

 

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