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The Hunt for bin Laden (The Washington Post Book 5) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

The Washington Post , Tom Shroder

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The long and secret effort to track down Osama bin Laden has been called the biggest, costliest manhunt in history. This reconstruction, compiled from reporting from more than two- dozen Washington Post correspondents and staffers over more than 15 years, traces the hunt from its beginnings in 1997, during the Clinton administration.

The Hunt for bin Laden is a behind-the-scenes narrative reveals the fourteen-year, billion-dollar effort that brought the hunt to a swift and conclusive end, including:

- The numerous times CIA agents had bin Laden in their crosshairs prior to 9/11, only to have missions canceled at the last moment
- Vivid details of bin Laden’s behavior in the wake of the attacks on September 11th.
- The myriad of ways he evaded detection in his years on the lam, including his narrow escape from the caves and tunnels of Tora Bora
- How the war in Iraq drained resources and diverted the spotlight from the hunt, turning the mission to kill or capture bin Laden into a back-burner operation and political liability for the Bush administration.
- It wasn't until the Iraq war began to wind down that the search gained its endgame momentum, the Post shows, reclassified as a highest priority again by a new president.
- How increasingly punishing drone attacks, interrogations of captured al Qaeda operatives, and an ever-expanding network of informants finally began to yield a trail that led to bin Laden’s courier, a cell phone interception, and ultimately, bin Laden.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 345 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 64 pages
  • Editeur : Diversion Books (17 décembre 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 1938120663
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938120664
  • ASIN: B009NL3PSG
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent 3 juillet 2011
Par Richard H. Brown - Publié sur Amazon.com
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A balanced and ojective coverage. Written by seasoned team. Anyone looking for support of their political stance will not find it here.
Most appreciative this has been made available.
15 internautes sur 18 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
2.0 étoiles sur 5 Newpaper Clippings 12 juillet 2011
Par John Lentz - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Wait for the insider version. Although it reads as advertised, the substance is too close in time to the event to give us the rich underpinnings of this search, including personalities and details, which make for the kind of riveting reading found in such books as "Too Big to Fail." It will take longer to get that kind of reportage in this case, but for starters this is an appetizer.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 A Rough Narrative 7 juillet 2011
Par Eric R Daniel - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
The Hunt for bin Laden traces the actions that culminated in the death of bin Laden. One is grateful for this piece and its strong central narrative. Still, it has to be said that the piece suffers from sloppy editing and, at times, unclear writing.

For example, the writer needed to say 1:15 PM or 1:15 AM, not just 1:15 Afghanistan time. The narrative concerning the certainty level of bin Laden's being there in the compound is a little garbled. Also, the use of slang can be disturbing. Maybe Navy Seals refer to going "tits up," but it seems more inept than anything else to say that the "Abbottabad compound was fishier than week old trout." (Remember how carefully Tom Wolfe handled the slang in The Right Stuff.) The piece doesn't always meet expected journalistic standards, and I wish it did. For example, the space shuttle Endeavour is referred to as the Endeavor. We are told once that Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and then a few paragraphs later we are told that Islamabad is the "capitol."

I see a great deal of value in this sort of publication and hope that future examples will be more carefully produced.
4 internautes sur 4 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
3.0 étoiles sur 5 Disappointing 23 juillet 2011
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
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With all the coverage that the Washington Post has on hand, I expected this to be an interesting and worth keeping "book." It is greatly disappointing, containing no images or graphics at all, and short to boot. A waste of even 1.99.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 I CAN reccomend it highly enough 30 juillet 2011
Par Mark - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Overall, Shroder does a good job in "the Hunt for Bin Laden," writing objectively and with authority but perhaps most importantly, omitting much of the "rah-rah," that some writers have put into the subject; giving the reader the facts in a nutshell without rushing through or becoming nakedly partisan when questions of politics and political will are in question. His approach seems to be "just the facts"--even when telling the reader of the Bush administration's refocusing our military's mission on the war in Iraq which drew personnel and resources away from the search for America's deadliest and most successful enemy since the second World War. One thing that is especially good about Shroder's narrative is that he accomplishes all that he does without resorting to bursts of cheerleader subjectivity and the too-friendly colloquialism that can be found in other books on the topic.

Tom Shroder's "The Hunt for Bin Laden," is obviously high-speed writing, but it is also high-quality, high-speed writing. It certainly needed additional work from an editor, but its editorial flaws are in places and of kinds that the average reader may not notice.

If you want to understand some version of what happened to Bin Laden for all those years and how we managed not to find him for nearly a decade after Al-Qaeda's seemingly immortal leader walked out of our grasp in the mountains of Afghanistan only to surface again in Abottobad in the heart of Pakistan, Shroder's: "The Hunt for Bin Laden" will provide you with a short, riveting read.

I recommend it highly.
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