Osama: The Making of a Terrorist
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Osama: The Making of a Terrorist

3.21 of 5 stars 3.21  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  9 reviews
How is it possible for one middle-aged Saudi millionaire to threaten the world’s only superpower? This is the question at the center of Jonathan Randal’s riveting, timely account of Osama bin Laden’s role in the rise of terrorism in the Middle East. Randal–a journalist whose experience of the Middle East spans the past forty years–makes clear how Osama’s life epitomizes th...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 24th 2004 by Knopf (first published August 1st 2004)
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Ahmad Alashri
ربما يكون الكاتب قد إبتعد قليلا عن الحيادية والموضوعية في معالجته لموضوع الكتاب إلا أنه أصاب الكثير من الصواب والحقائق فيما يتعلق بحياة الراحل أسامة بن لادن عليه رحمة الله .. مع إختلافي الشديد معه حول تعريفه وتشخيصه لقضايا الارهاب بسبب إختلاف زاوية منظور كل منا لها
Moßtafa Ißmeil
Jun 24, 2010 Moßtafa Ißmeil rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who cares about 9/11
يوضح الكتاب علاقة أسامة بن لادن بمعظم الاعمال الارهابية التى تتم ضد السياسة الامريكية فى اكثر من دولة منذ ان ظهر نجمه فى اوائل التسعينات
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Former Washington Post foreign correspondent Randal admits up front that he never met the subject of his book. To bridge that understandable gap, he calls on 40 years' worth of sources and contacts to elucidate bin Laden's life and, even more, the world that shaped it. The author eschews journalistic neutrality, favoring a judgmental stance towards the failings of U.S. policy in the Middle East. This stance sounds a dull, tired note for many critics, as does the disingenuous title: Osama bin Lad

لا يكفى هذا الكتاب للالمام بحياه اسامه او تنظيمه القاعده او الصراع و الاحداث التى كان بطلها اسامه او تنظيمه او مساعديه
الكتاب يسرد بعض المواقف و الاراء من الجهه الامريكيه غالبا او الغربية عموما مع تجاهل الى حد كبير اراء الفكر الجهادى مع الاشارة الى هذه الاراء من وجهه نظر الكاتب او من خلال استنتاج شخصى منه
الكتاب كبير الى حد ما و اظن انه كان من الممكن اختصاره الى اقل من هذا بالمقارنه بكميه المعلومات و التحليل الوارد فيه
نسبه الافاده الشخصيه ليا من الكتاب تقريبا 55 % من اجمالى حجمه بالمقارنه مع ال...more
Sean Gannon
Dec 10, 2010 Sean Gannon rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sure
The author admits in two chapters that he doesn't even know that much about Obama and even mentioned that he failed at attemps to meet him. However, being a foriegn correspondent for many years I did learn a lot about almost everything else in the Middle East and Africa and the Phillipines that pertained to Islam.
Next time I'll do my research and find somebody that actually spoke with the man.
Molto affascinante, pieno di dati, nomi, fatti ed avvenimenti imperniati attorno ad Osama, le relazioni americane (dilettantistiche e goffe) con il mondo arabo. Assolutamente da leggere. Chiarisce molte cose del presente.
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