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The Terror Years - From Al-qaeda to the Islamic State-logo

The Terror Years - From Al-qaeda to the Islamic State

Lawrence Wright

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With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. Here, in ten powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker, he recalls the path that terror in the Middle East has taken, from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent beheadings of reporters and aid workers by ISIS. The Terror Years draws on several articles he wrote while researching The Looming Tower, as well as many that he's written since, following where and how al-Qaeda and its core cultlike beliefs have morphed and spread. They include a portrait of the "man behind bin Laden," Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the tumultuous Egypt he helped spawn; an indelible impression of Saudi Arabia, a kingdom of silence under the control of the religious police; the Syrian film industry, at the time compliant at the edges but already exuding a feeling of the barely masked fury that erupted into civil war; the 2006-11 Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza, a study in the disparate value of human lives. Other chapters examine al-Qaeda as it forms a master plan for its future, experiences a rebellion from within the organization, and spins off a growing web of worldwide terror. The American response is covered in profiles of two FBI agents and the head of the intelligence community. The book ends with a devastating piece about the capture and slaying by ISIS of four American journalists and aid workers, and our government's failed response. On the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11, The Terror Years is at once a unifying recollection of the roots of contemporary Middle Eastern terrorism, a study of how it has grown and metastasized, and, in the scary and moving epilogue, a cautionary tale of where terrorism might take us yet. With a Prologue read by the Author AFP PHOTO/HO/ISIL

Language:

English

Narrators:

John H. Mayer

Length:

17h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:53


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:08


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:41


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:36


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:08


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:08


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:36


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:22


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:30


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:15


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:11


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:24


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:22


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:50


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:28


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:11


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:40


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:46


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:31


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:20


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:05


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:57


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:56


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:13


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:42


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:18


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:31


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:43


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:55


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:36


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:24


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:42


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:33


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:20


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:58


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:23


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:51


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:38


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:51


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:29


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:55


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:42


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:24


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:17


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:47


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:34


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:21


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:32


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:42


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:57


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:48


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:04


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:10


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:58


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:49


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:11


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:55


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:55


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:17


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:54


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:19


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:17


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:10


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:58


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:02


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:01


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:05


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:48


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:42


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:20


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:35


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:43


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:25


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:49


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:18


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:11


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:33


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:33


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

08:04


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:55


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:29


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:09


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:17


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:38


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:30


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:01


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

08:15


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:14


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:48


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:34


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

08:44


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:25


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

08:15


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

08:40


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:49


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:47


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:00


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:26


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:06


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

08:55


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

06:27


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:59


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:18


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

00:39