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The Terror Years

The Terror Years by Lawrence Wright
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Jul 25, 2017 | 464 Pages
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“Superb and gracefully written. . . . Wright is one of the most lucid writers on the subject of Islamic extremism.” —The New York Review of Books

“Few American writers understand the phenomenon of Islam-based terrorism better than writer Lawrence Wright.” —USA Today

“An essential record of the 9/11 era. . . . Wright has a gift only the most talented journalists possess . . . he brings the world vividly to our fingertips.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
 
“Vital. . . . Heartbreaking. . . . Darkly magnificent.” —The Christian Science Monitor

“A fine tapestry of personal experience and unobtrusive reflection.” —The New York Times Book Review

“This is reportage pure and simple—and it is first-rate.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Compelling. . . . Insightful. . . . Wright takes readers on a disquieting journey through the world of violent jihadism, spending time with its perpetrators, its theorists, its mavericks, its victims, and its enemies. . . . Wright’s portrait of the spiritual home of contemporary jihadism will be as chilling as it is credible.” —Foreign Affairs

“Masterful. . . . Searing. . . . Combines a deep knowledge base with a strong current of journalistic compassion.” —The Dallas Morning News

“Offers a view of the war through the lens of the individuals and societies that have taken part in it. . . . explores events through a closer, more personal lens at which historians too often balk, in an engaging, empathetic, and literary narrative style.” —Commonweal

“Insightful, informative. . . . Vivid. . . . Through [Wright’s] eyes, readers can understand that the fight against terror, from al-Qaida to the Islamic State, involves real people, not slogans.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Few journalists are as conversant with the frightening post-9/11 world than the New Yorker‘s Lawrence Wright. . . . Anyone who reflects on these thorough, thoughtful pieces will be better equipped to evaluate the prescriptions for waging that fight offered by those vying to lead it.” —Shelf Awareness

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