Mastermind

Mastermind

The Many Faces of the 9/11 Architect, Khalid Shailk Mohammed

Book - 2011
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Penguin Putnam
The bestselling author of Shadow War and Losing Bin Laden exposes the sinister Al Qaeda mastermind behind 9/11.

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the architect of the 9/11 attacks, has carried out many of the biggest terrorist plots of the past twenty years, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the Millennium Plots, and the beheading of Daniel Pearl. As the world awaits his trial, bestselling author and investigative journalist Richard Miniter brings to life his shocking true story.

Based on more than one hundred interviews with government officials, generals, diplomats and spies-from the United States, Europe, the Arab world, and Afghanistan-and on the ground reporting from Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Guantánamo Bay, Miniter reveals never-before-reported Al Qaeda plots and surprising new details about the 9/11 attacks.

He also shows how Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was radicalized in America and takes us inside terrorist safe houses, CIA war rooms, and the cages of Guantánamo Bay.

While thoroughly reported and strongly sourced, this is a pounding narrative that reads like a thriller.



Baker & Taylor
Draws on dozens of interviews with officials, military figures and spies throughout the world to profile the al Qaeda terrorist behind the September 11 attacks, revealing previously undisclosed facts and details about other plots. By the best-selling author of Losing Bin Laden.

Blackwell Publishing
Ten years after killing some three thousand people on September 11, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM) calmly prays facing Mecca in a military prison cell---but not facing American justice

A man of many faces, KSM delights in manipulating the media, the courts, even President Obama himself.

KSM twice tried to kill President Clinton and the pope and bragged that he beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. He planned attacks on shrines, stadiums, and skyscrapers, from Los Angeles' U.S. Bank Tower to London's Big Ben clock tower. He dreamed up the "shoe bomb," the radioactive "dirty bomb," and even aimed to blow up the Panama Canal.

The baffling question is why? Why would a brilliant engineering student embark on a career of mass murder? And why, even though he was disliked by Osama bin Laden, did he rise to the top of Al Qaeda?

Mastermind is the first book-length investigation of KSM's life. It combines on-the-scene reporting on three continents, thousands of documents, reports from intelligence agencies in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the United States, as well as eyewitness accounts and exclusive interviews. It reads like a fast-paced spy thriller, but has serious implications for our lives and our security.

Baker
& Taylor

Draws on dozens of interviews with officials, military figures, and spies throughout the world to profile the al Qaeda terrorist behind the September 11 attacks, revealing previously undisclosed facts and details about other plots.

Publisher: New York : Sentinel, c2011
ISBN: 9781595230720
Branch Call Number: 363.325 MIN
Characteristics: 278 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill, ports. ;,24 cm.

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