A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, The Looming Tower is a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America.
Lawrence gives an overview of the book:
Lawrence Wright is an author, screenwriter, playwright, and a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine.
He is a graduate of Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the American University in Cairo, where he taught English and received master of...
Mr. Wright’s book, based on more than five hundred interviews, … gives the reader a searing view of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, a view that is at once wrenchingly intimate and boldly sweeping...