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Description - Perfect Soldiers by Terry McDermott

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780060584702
ISBN-10: 006058470X
Format: Paperback
(238mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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