The Ultimate War on Terror Quicklet Bundle

The Ultimate War on Terror Quicklet Bundle

by Hyperink Publishing

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Overview

This is a discounted bundle featuring Quicklets on 3 bestselling books discussing the War on Terror, including:

-The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA
-The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9-11
-The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan

Here are brief excerpts from each below. Buy them together and save over 50% off the combined price!

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From the Quicklet on The Triple Agent:

“You’ll treat me like a friend, right?” —Humam al-Balawi on the phone to his handler Ali bin Zeid before arriving at Camp Chapman

December 30, 2009 was one of the deadliest days in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Seven CIA agents and a Jordanian Intelligence Officer were killed at Camp Chapman, the CIA’s forward operating base in Khost, Afghanistan, which bordered Pakistan’s tribal region. The individual responsible for the suicide bombing, Humam Khalil al-Balawi, was a trusted intelligence source that promised Washington access to the inner circle of al-Qaeda. Instead, al-Balawi delivered a devastating blow to the Global War on Terror and the intelligence-sharing network that drove it.

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From the Quicklet on The Looming Tower:

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 was first published in 2006, although Wright began the project some time earlier, conducting several hundred interviews with a wide range of individuals, from terrorist sympathizers to American law enforcement. The intent of the book was to provide a narrative of the events leading up to the events of September 11, 2001.

This meant an in-depth discussion of the roots of al-Qaeda and similar organizations, the reasons for its decision to target America, and an explanation for the failure of American intelligence agencies to prevent the attack. Although it was not the first analysis of these events, The Looming Tower is distinguished by its focus on detail, and has been called “a narrative history that possesses all the immediacy and emotional power of a novel,” (New York TImes).

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From the Quicklet on The Operators:

Michael Hastings' The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War In Afghanistan is not just a novel, but a follow up piece – a clarification of sorts on a long form article he wrote originally for Rolling Stone. In this article, he speaks freely about his time accompanying Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan, and McChrystal's company of men.

The book itself is released with Hastings' and only Hastings' final approval (no Rolling Stone edits allowed) and therefore presents the full story with all it's elaborations, in an attempt to convey the originally intended message. While it still may not be a letter of recommendation per-se, it shows all sides of the story, and leaves it up to oneself to make the final judgement.

The book is split up into four sections. Part one alternates chapters between the time leading up to McChrystal's appointment as leader of the war, and Hastings' time with the group in Paris, Berlin, and Kabul. The next section is almost a calm before the storm, labeled as an interlude in Dubai. The following two sections are in chronological order progressing through time in Afghanistan. There is a narrative feel along with the intimate reporting, making for a compelling read. Overall, the book is an honest, forthright account of a civilian's time with those in uniform, and the futility of fatality in a war that should not have happened.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014426299
Publisher: Hyperink
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

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