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The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden

“A compelling, nuanced portrait of America’s erstwhile public enemy No. 1….Throughout, Bergen turns up revealing details and sharp arguments against received wisdom….Essential for anyone concerned with geopolitics, national security, and the containment of further terrorist actions.”
KIRKUS, starred review

“Bergen adds intriguing new details to the story of Osama bin Laden in this solid, well-sourced biography..Surprising insights…and fluid prose enrich this authoritative portrait of the terrorist leader and the movement he inspired. Foreign affairs buffs will be fascinated.”
Publishers Weekly

“…comprehensive, authoritative, and compelling…”
H.R. MCMASTER, author of Dereliction of Duty and Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World

“Bergen’s detailed, incisive, and clarifying biography is an invaluable work marking 9/11’s twentieth anniversary….deepens readers’ understanding of Osama bin Liden, founder of the terrorist group al-Qaueda and the force behind the 9/11 attacks….The narrative gains speed and suspense as Bergen recounts bin Laden’s ruthless rise to power, al-Qaeda’s early successes, and bin Laden’s last bitter years, leading to an excellent summary of bin Laden’s effect on American and international politics.”
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LATEST BOOK

The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden

“A compelling, nuanced portrait of America’s erstwhile public enemy No. 1….Throughout, Bergen turns up revealing details and sharp arguments against received wisdom….Essential for anyone concerned with geopolitics, national security, and the containment of further terrorist actions.”
KIRKUS, starred review

“Bergen adds intriguing new details to the story of Osama bin Laden in this solid, well-sourced biography..Surprising insights…and fluid prose enrich this authoritative portrait of the terrorist leader and the movement he inspired. Foreign affairs buffs will be fascinated.”
Publishers Weekly

“…comprehensive, authoritative, and compelling…”
H.R. MCMASTER, author of Dereliction of Duty and Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World

“Bergen’s detailed, incisive, and clarifying biography is an invaluable work marking 9/11’s twentieth anniversary….deepens readers’ understanding of Osama bin Liden, founder of the terrorist group al-Qaueda and the force behind the 9/11 attacks….The narrative gains speed and suspense as Bergen recounts bin Laden’s ruthless rise to power, al-Qaeda’s early successes, and bin Laden’s last bitter years, leading to an excellent summary of bin Laden’s effect on American and international politics.”
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ABOUT PETER Bergen

Biography

ABOUT PETER Bergen

Peter Bergen is a journalist, author, documentary producer and Vice President for Global Studies and Fellows at New America; a professor of practice at Arizona State University; a fellow at Fordham University’s Center on National Security and CNN’s national security analyst. He has held teaching positions at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

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Trump and His Generals

The Cost of Chaos

From one of America’s preeminent national security journalists, an explosive, news-breaking account of Donald Trump’s collision with the American national security establishment, and with the world

“A respected national security analyst at New America and CNN, Bergen provides a deeply informed study, written with clarity and flair. Reflecting fresh research and nearly 100 interviews with some key players, his retelling of Trump’s foreign policy skillfully synthesizes what’s already known and adds gossipy tidbits… it is the best single account of Trump’s foreign policy to date.” —DEREK CHOLLET, WASHINGTON POST

United States Of Jihad

Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists

A riveting, panoramic look at “homegrown” Islamist terrorism, from 9/11 to the present

“Mr. Bergen writes with authority and range… His profiles of jihadists… leave the reader with a harrowing appreciation of the banality of evil and an unnerving sense of missteps made by the authorities… Mr. Bergen’s detailed accounts of terror plots (both executed, foiled or failed) make for chilling reading.”
—MICHIKO KAKUTANI, NEW YORK TIMES

“Excellent… Bergen’s book is the best one-volume treatment available on the current state of jihad in America.”
—JANET NAPOLITANO, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

The Longest War

The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda

“For years, I tried to read every new novel about how 9/11 affected our lives. Some were very thoughtful, but I always came away unsatisfied, feeling that the authors had worked hard but had somehow fallen short. As I read the stunning first section of Peter L. Bergen’s new book on the war between the United States and Al Qaeda, I realized I had been looking in the wrong genre. None of the novels were as effective or moving as “The Longest War,” which is a history of our time. … “The Longest War” is one of the most important accounts on the subject to appear in years. But be warned: You will read it and weep.”
—THOMAS E. RICKSTHE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW