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    DescriptionJason Burke's bestseller "Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam" shows Islamic militancy to be a far broader phenomenon than previously thought, demolishing the myths that underpin the 'war on terror'. Prize-winning journalist Jason Burke's "Al-Qaeda" - now updated with new material on Iraq, Afghanistan and the July 2005 London bombings - is acknowledged to be the most accurate, readable and expert account yet of the complex nature of Islamic extremism. Burke has spent a decade reporting from the heart of the Middle East and gaining unprecedented access to the world of radical Islam. Drawing on his frontline experience of recent events, on secret documents and astonishing interviews with intelligence officers, Taliban foot soldiers, militants, mujahedeen commanders and Osama bin Laden's associates, he reveals the full story of al-Qaeda. "A must-read...Jason Burke's book is the one that will last. It's a triumph". ("Guardian"). "If you read one book about the troubles, make it Jason Burke's "Al-Qaeda"". (Tony Parsons). "Essential reading". (Noam Chomsky). "An indispensable guide to the multidimensional reality of Al-Qaeda". (John Gray). Jason Burke is the South Asia correspondent for the "Guardian". He has reported around the world for both the "Guardian" and the "Observer". He is the author of two other widely praised books, both published by "Penguin: The 9/11 Wars" and "On the Road to Kandahar". He lives in New Delhi.


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    Title
    Al-Qaeda
    Subtitle
    The True Story of Radical Islam
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jason Burke
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141031361
    ISBN 10: 0141031360
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC subject category V2: JPWL, JFSR2, JPF
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000, POL037000
    DC22: 303.625091767, 303.62509176
    Thema V1.0: JBSR, JPF, JPWL
    Edition
    3
    Edition statement
    3rd ed.
    Illustrations note
    16 BW inset
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jason Burke is the prize-winning Chief Reporter for the Observer. He has covered the Middle East and Southwest Asia for a decade, and saw many of the key events described in this book at first hand.
    Review quote
    A must-read ... Burke's book is the one that will last. It's a triumph -- Giles Foden Guardian The most reliable and perceptive guide to the rise of militant Islam yet published -- William Dalrymple Observer Indispensable -- John Gray New Statesman