The Siege of Mecca
The Forgotten Uprising in Islam's Holiest Shrine
By (author) Yaroslav Trofimov
Normal Price: $22.47
Your Price: $20.22 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.25! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.01 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 10-12 days
Siege of Mecca by Yaroslav Trofimov
Book Description20 November 1979: as morning prayers began, hundreds of hardline Islamist gunmen, armed with rifles smuggled in coffins, stormed the Grand Mosque in Mecca. With thousands of terrified worshippers trapped inside, the result was a bloody siege that lasted two weeks, caused hundreds of deaths, prompted an international diplomatic crisis and unleashed forces that would eventually lead to the rise of al Qaeda. Journalist Yaroslav Trofimov takes us day-by-day through one of the most momentous - and heavily censored - events in recent history, interviewing many direct participants in the siege and drawing on secret documents to reveal the truth about the first operation of modern global jihad.
Buy Siege of Mecca book by Yaroslav Trofimov from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780141034065
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Yaroslav Trofimov
Faith at War, Paperback (July 2006)View all books by Yaroslav Trofimov
A ground-level picture of the Islamic world as it is being changed by America's war on terror is painted in an examination of the pitfalls of trying to revamp a misunderstood civilization that often sees the worst in America's intentions. Reprint.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Siege of Mecca book by Yaroslav Trofimov and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Yaroslav Trofimov
Yaroslav Trofimov joined The Wall Street Journal in 1999 and in 2001 became a roving foreign correspondent in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, and the Balkans. He is also the author of Faith at War: A Journey on the Frontlines of Islam, from Baghdad to Timbuktu.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.