We gave it an A-
From the roots of Muslim fundamentalism to American intelligence failures, Lawrence Wright offers a big-picture account of 9/11 in The Looming Tower. Target Audience Serious readers craving insight into the psyche of Osama bin Laden (a gentle dad, a Bonanza fan, a religious fanatic) and the power struggles within both al-Qaeda and U.S. intelligence. Worth It? A stunningly well-researched opus that puts the catastrophe in vibrant context.