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The Osama bin Laden I know an oral history of al Qaeda"s leader by Peter L. Bergen

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Published by Free Press in New York, NY .
Written in English

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StatementPeter L. Bergen.
LC ClassificationsHV
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiv, 444 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages444
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22723079M
ISBN 100743278917

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  In his book The America We Deserve, which Trump referenced as proof that he was onto al-Qaeda before 9/11, but the following passage — the only time bin Laden is mentioned, per Politifact.   Peter Bergen is the author of Holy War, Inc. and The Osama Bin Laden I Know, both named among the best nonfiction books of the year by The Washington is a contributing editor at The New Republic and has worked as a correspondent for National Geographic television, Discovery, and CNN. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, /5(4).   It’s hard to overstate the degree to which the killing of Osama bin Laden transformed American politics. From a purely practical standpoint, it enabled Obama to recast himself as a . Peter Bergen talked about his book The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda’s Leader, published by Free Press. Peter Bergen used first-hand accounts by bin Laden’s family.