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Our top 5 9/11 books

A gripping primer that looks at the origins of al-Qaeda, profiling its leaders and the events that led to the 9/11 terror attacks. It won author Lawrence Wright a Pulitzer.

books Updated: Sep 10, 2011 01:23 IST

1 The Looming Tower

A gripping primer that looks at the origins of al-Qaeda, profiling its leaders and the events that led to the 9/11 terror attacks. It won author Lawrence Wright a Pulitzer.

2 A History of the World
Since 9/11 Dominic Streatfeild documents the post-9/11 world through eight tragic reports that show the effects of a largely emotional response to al-Qaeda.

3 The Great War For Civilisation
Robert Fisk, armed with his 30-year journalistic stint in West Asia, chronicles the history of the region, providing great
background and detailed foreground.

4 Watching the World Change
An analysis by David Friend, former director of photography at Life, of the philosophical implications of images taken during 9/11 and the subsequent war on terror.

5 Debunking 9/11 Myths
An expansion of the in-depth investigation carried out by the staff of Popular Mechanics magazine, refuting persistent conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11.