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  • Published: 5 March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141917788
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 688

The Bin Ladens

Oil, Money, Terrorism and the Secret Saudi World



'Riveting ... gives us the most psychologically detailed portrait of the brutal 9/11 mastermind yet ... a book that possesses the novelistic energy of a rags-to-riches family epic' New York Times

The Bin Ladens are shrouded in secrecy, living in one of the most closed, unaccountable countries on earth. Little has been known about the world that created Osama - until now.

In this gripping account prizewinning journalist Steve Coll has interviewed those closest to the family who rose from Yemeni peasants to jetsetting millionaires in two generations. In doing so, he reveals a Saudi Arabia torn between religious purity and the temptations of the West, telling a story of oil, money, power, patronage and dangerous cultural extremes.

  • Published: 5 March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141917788
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 688

About the author

Steve Coll

Steve Coll is most recently the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller Ghost Wars. He also won a 1990 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. He covered Afghanistan as the Washington Post's South Asia bureau chief between 1989 and 1992 and has been the Post's managing editor since 1998. He is the author of five books, including On the Grand Trunk Road and The Taking of Getty Oil. He lives with his wife and three children in Maryland.

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