The 9/11 Wars by Jason Burke soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Allen Lane, 2011, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Throughout the 1990s a vast conflict was brewing. The storm broke on September 11, 2001. Since then much of the world has seen invasions, bombings, battles and riots. Hundreds of thousands of people have died. These are the 9/11 Wars.
Jason Burke, a first-hand witness to many of the conflicts key moments, has written the definitive account of its course. At once investigation, reportage and contemporary history, it is based on hundreds of interviews with participants, including desperate refugees and senior intelligence officials, ministers and foot-soldiers, active militants and their victims. Burke reveals the true nature of contemporary Islamic militancy and the inside story of the fight against it. He cuts through the myth and propaganda of all sides to reveal the reality behind well-known and lesser-known episodes and brings characters, voices and a sense of place to a gripping narrative.
The 9/11 Wars is vivid, startling and unflinching. Events are given a pattern and relationship previously missing; so too are critical issues facing the world today: the tensions between local identities and globalisation, the rising forces of Islamism and nationalism, the attraction of extremism and violence for some. Explaining the roots of the conflict, describing its course and charting its future evolution, The 9/11 Wars is an essential book for understanding the dangerous and unstable twenty-first century. Whether reporting on the riots in France or the attack on Mumbai, suicide bombers in Iraq or British troops fighting in Helmand, Jason Burke tells the story of a world that changed forever when the hijacked planes flew out of the brilliant blue sky above Manhattan on September 11, 2001.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 709 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.