Defining Moments in American History: The September 11 Terrorist Attacks

Editor/Author Hillstrom, Kevin
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

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ISBN: 978-0-7808-1240-6
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 48
Book Status: Available
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Provides a detailed account of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Explores the history of Islamist terrorism, Americas military reaction, and the events lasting influence on society.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • Research Topics for Defining Moments: The September 11 Terrorist Attacks
  • NARRATIVE OVERVIEW
  • Prologue
  • Chapter One: Rage and Despair in the Arab World
  • Chapter Two: Jihad in Afghanistan and the Birth of al-Qaeda
  • Chapter Three: Al-Qaeda Emerges as a Global Threat
  • Chapter Four: The September 11 Attacks on America
  • Chapter Five: Heartbreak and Heroism on the Ground
  • Chapter Six: Investigating 9/11
  • Chapter Seven: Missed Clues and Opportunities
  • Chapter Eight: Legacy of the September 11 Attacks
  • BIOGRAPHIES
  • Mohamed Atta (1968-2001): Egyptian-born al-Qaeda Member Who Led the 9/11 Hijackings
  • Osama bin Laden (1957-2011): Founder and Leader of the al-Qaeda Terrorist Organization
  • George W. Bush (1946-): President of the United States during the September 11 Terrorist Attacks
  • Richard A. Clarke (1951-): Top Counterterrorism Official in the Clinton and Bush Administrations
  • Khaled Sheikh Mohammed (1964?-): Chief Architect of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks
  • Condoleezza Rice (1954-): National Security Advisor and Secretary of State to President George W. Bush
  • George Tenet (1953-): Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1997 to 2004
  • Ayman al-Zawahiri (1951-): Egyptian Leader of Al-Jihad and Major Figure in al-Qaeda
  • PRIMARY SOURCES
  • Osama Bin Laden and the World Islamic Front Call for a “Holy War” Against Jews and Crusaders
  • An al-Qaeda Manual Urges the Overthrow of “Apostate” Arab Rulers
  • The CIA Warns of al-Qaeda Attacks on American Soil
  • A New York Police Officer Endures the Fall of the South Tower
  • A North Tower Survivor Remembers His Narrow Escape
  • A Survivor Recalls the Attack on the Pentagon
  • Mourning Lost Firefighters and Police Officers in New York
  • President Bush Addresses the Nation after the 9/11 Attacks
  • Osama bin Laden Taunts America after September 11
  • Condoleezza Rice Defends the Bush Administration's Record on Terrorism
  • Richard Clarke's Explosive Testimony before the 9/11 Commission
  • The 9/11 Commission Issues Its Final Report
  • President Obama Announces the Death of Osama bin Laden
  • Important People, Places, and Terms
  • Chronology
  • Sources for Further Study
  • Bibliography
  • Photo and Illustration Credits