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The cell [inside the 9/11 plot and why the CIA and FBI failed to stop it]
Miller, John, 1958-
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Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2002]

Physical Description:
4 audio discs (approximately 4.5 hours) : stereophonic, 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact discs.

Abridgement of The cell.

Subtitle from container.
Format :
Audiobook on CD


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HV6432 .M542 2002C Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks
HV6432 .M542 2002C Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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From the acclaimed ABC journalist and the leading authority on Osama bin Laden comes a compelling, blow-by-blow investigation into the terrorist cells involved in the September 11 attacks.Abridged. 4 CDs.


Even after the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, the destruction of the U.S. embassies in Africa and the attack on the USS Cole, American authorities could not or would not reorient themselves to address Osama bin Laden as a credible threat to the United States. As a result, they missed several opportunities to detect and shut down the emboldened and growing terrorist network over the years they prepared for the attacks of September 11, 2001.

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Library Journal Review

9/11 The accusatory books about how the September 11 attacks could have been prevented are being published at a pace not seen since the assassination of JFK. These three reporters combine their considerable expertise and offer a better insight than most, owing to their familiarity with Islamic terrorist groups and Miller's incredible face-to-face interview with Osama bin Laden. They do well in laying the foundation for placing the blame on FBI and CIA officials, going back as far as the PanAm accident in Lockerbie, Scotland, and up to the attack on the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen Harbor. Unfortunately, listening to their account of the myriad leads to who was actually behind the various attacks is often confusing. Perhaps the unabridged version would do a better job of separating the various players with similar sounding names. That aside, the authors do manage to pinpoint moments in time when events might have been different if agencies cooperated, the departments of State and Defense were not always at odds, and the age-old practice of self-preservation were not so prevalent in the U.S. government. Read by Miller, this highly intelligent and challenging book sheds light on what culminated in the worst terrorist attack in history. Recommended for all public library and military collections.-Joseph L. Carlson, Lompoc P.L., CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.