Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It
  • Terry McDermott
  • English
  • 18 July 2017
  • 0060584696

About the Author: Terry McDermott

Terry McDermott is the author of Perfect Soldiers HarperCollins, 2005 , and 101 Theory Drive Pantheon, 2010 His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Smithsonian, Columbia Journalism Review, the Los Angeles Times Magazine and Pacific Magazine McDermott worked at eight newspapers forthan thirty years, most recently for ten years at the Los Angeles Times, where he was a national correspondent.



      Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It
From an award winning L.A Times reporter, a brilliantly researched investigation of the lives of the men responsible for September 11 attacks how they lived, what they thought, and how they changed into the sort of men who could do what they did.Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the acknowledged mastermind of the September 11 attacks, had been to the United States before as a bright young man, he had come here from his native Kuwait to study science He had returned home appalled, telling people Americans hated Muslims, and spent the next 20 years plotting to get even, developing for this purpose an unusual weapon a group of young men from Hamburg, the agents of a seismic shift in modern history but in many respects utterly normal.The Sept 11 attackers have largely been depicted with a series of caricatures that run from evil genius on one end to deluded fanatics on the other, but most of Mohammed s protegees came from apolitical and only mildly religious backgrounds Under his watch, though, they evolved into devout, pious Muslims who debated endlessly on how best to serve, to fulfil what they came to regard as their religious obligations In fundamentalist Islam, religion and politics are inseparable the Hamburg men saw themselves as soldiers of God. Read Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It by Terry McDermott – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “ Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It

  1. Paul Bryant says:

    Reeling and aghast from the suicide bomb in Manchester on the 22 May at the Ariana Grande concert I try to make some moral sense of it all but it s not easy A 23 year old Libyan British guy blows up himself and kills 22 people outright, mostly fans who were just leaving the concert The youngest was 8 Most of the others were teenage girls There were a few parents in there too, waiting outside to meet their kids I imagine the bomber had no particular hatred of Ariana Grande fans Any large nu Reeling and aghast from the suicide bomb in Manchester on the 22 May at the Ariana Grande concert I try to make some mor...

  2. Matt says:

    I wonder how long it took my late grandparents to say, Pearl Harbor feels like a long time ago It s been 14 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but it feels like a minute I was 1,245 miles away from the World Trade Center when they were hit I have no personal connection to the attacks at all and yet I can remember that morning as though it s been caught in amber I was in college that September morning I woke up at 5 30 a.m., Central Standard Time, and was at the camp I wonder how long it took my late grandparents to say, Pearl Harbor feels li...

  3. Don says:

    Very slow read Added very little to my knowledge Read instead Wright s The Looming Tower.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    A step on the journey to understandingAt this writing, it s been sixteen years since the 9 11 attacks and tragedies When it happened, I read all I could find to try to learn the what and how it happened The who and why answers aredifficult to find, and hard to understand Since 2001 I ve read quite a bit, and this book is a very good source of knowledge about the young men who died believing they did their God s work It s an interesting read and I would recommend it to anyone looking fo A step on the journey to understandingAt t...

  5. Wes F says:

    A well reported written book about the 9 11 plot and how it developed Gives good background on all 19 hijackers who carried out the 9 11 attack, though the main focus is on the 4 pilots and on KSM, who was th...

  6. Eric Cordina says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A very well written book McDermott has done a very good job of piecing together all that is known about those who took part in the 9 11 attacks There is also a very good history of what...

  7. Steven says:

    Terry McDermott s Perfect Soldiers The 9 11 Hijackers Who They Were, Why They Did It , is a great account of the personal lives of the known hijackers This book additionally helped me to assess the personal feelings surrounding the hijackers Mohammad Atta Ziad Jarrah.Mohammad Atta seems to have been a firm pressed individual, whom faced great criticism by his father, despite his many accomplishments I think his choice of Jihad was through spite and psychological burnout.Ziad Jarrah Terry McDermott s Per...

  8. Bookmarks Magazine says:

    McDermott s background knowledge and exhaustive research inform a well reasoned explanation of what moves seemingly normal men to undertake monstrous acts of violence Even though most of the hijackers responsible for 9 11 remain murky figures, the important few whose lives and personalities McDermott carefully examines illustrate just who these people were and why they did what they did, on a level that official government reports never approached Perfect Soldiers is an important book for the McDermott s background knowledge and exhaustive research inform a well reasoned explanation of what moves seemingly normal men to undertake monstrous acts of violence Even though most of the hijackers responsible for 9 11 remain murky figures, the important few whose lives and personalities McDermott carefully examines illustrate just who thes...

  9. Debbie says:

    Perfect Soldier by Terry McDermott is a fairly exhaustively researched look at the men involved in the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001 Although the book was well researched, the narrative wound through so many individuals using their given names, as well as their nicknames and assumed names, that the story became very confusing to follow It was interesting to read and providing a greater understanding of those who committed the attacks, but the writing was very di Perfect Soldier by Terry McDermott is a fairly exhau...

  10. Ted says:

    McDermott does an outstanding job organizing this complicated story He must have done a hellacious amount of research Nevertheless, the persons portrayed remain largely enigmatic, likely due to the difficulty in obtaining complete information about them.These two blurbs on the book are accu...