Lawrence Wright: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

Conversations with History: Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright, Staff Writer The New Yorker.

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Wright for a discussion of his new book, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. Included in the conversation are profiles of Mohammed Qutb, Osama Bin Ladin, and Dr. Ayman al-Zawarhiri. key figures in the radical jihadist movement that became Al Qaeda. Wright also reflects on the career of FBI agent John O'Neill who led the FBI search for terrorists within the United States and was killed` in the destruction of the Twin Towers.

KEYWORDS: Pulitzer Prize, Al Qaeda. 
Lawrence Wright
Publication date: 
November 12, 2006
Publication type: 
Conversations with History