Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America

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Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America
Author Yossef Bodansky
Subject Osama bin Laden
Genre biography
Publisher Forum
Published in English
ISBN 0-7615-1968-8 for 2001 ed.
OCLC 48093501

Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America (ISBN 0-7615-1968-8) is a New York Times Bestseller by Yossef Bodansky, the former Director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare.

The book provides a full account of the rise of Osama bin Laden and discusses Islamism. Bodansky concludes "Ultimately, the quintessence of bin Laden's threat is his being a cog, albeit an important one, in a large system that will outlast his own demise -- state-sponsored international terrorism." The book details support from Sudan and Afghanistan but claims that perhaps bin Laden's biggest supporter is Iran.[1] Bodansky also alleges a cooperative relationship between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda.[2] The book's success as best-seller was amid controversy of a purported political agenda therein.[3]


  1. ^ Mark N. Katz (2001-10-27). "Bin Laden Biography Raises Doubts". EurasiaNet. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  2. ^ Sreeram Chaulia (2002-10-12). "Osama's Universe". Asia Times. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  3. ^ Laura Miller (2001-11-01). "Who is Osama bin Laden?". Salon. Archived from the original on 2008-03-07. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 

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