Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Five of the best new 9/11 books

At Salon, Emma Mustich tagged five of the best new books about 9/11 and its aftermath.

One book on her list:
The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda, by Ali H. Soufan

Writing for the New Yorker in 2006, Lawrence Wright described Ali Soufan -- the author of this highly anticipated volume -- as "America's best chance to stop the attacks of September 11th." (Read Wright's full profile -- and explanation of what went wrong in the months and years before the attacks -- here.) This work sees the former FBI special agent give his own uniquely informed, granular take on 9/11 -- and the momentous, long decade that has followed.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue