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The Resource Countdown Bin Laden : the untold story of the 247-day hunt to bring the mastermind of 9/11 to justice, Chris Wallace ; with Mitch Weiss

Countdown Bin Laden : the untold story of the 247-day hunt to bring the mastermind of 9/11 to justice, Chris Wallace ; with Mitch Weiss

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Countdown Bin Laden : the untold story of the 247-day hunt to bring the mastermind of 9/11 to justice
Title
Countdown Bin Laden
Title remainder
the untold story of the 247-day hunt to bring the mastermind of 9/11 to justice
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Chris Wallace ; with Mitch Weiss
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eng
Summary
Following Chris Wallace's "riveting" (The New York Times) and "propulsive" (Time) first book Countdown 1945 comes a deeply reported, revelatory, and thrillingly told account of the final months of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. On August 27, 2010, three CIA officers ask for a private meeting with CIA Director Leon Panetta. During that secret session, they tell Panetta that agents have tracked a courier with deep Al Qaeda ties to a three-story house at the end of a dead-end street in Abbottabad, Pakistan. But they say it's more than a house--it's a heavily protected fortress. No one in the meeting says the name bin Laden. They don't have to. Everyone understands that finally, after nearly a decade, maybe, just maybe, they've found the world's most wanted man. In Countdown bin Laden, celebrated journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace delivers a thrilling new account of the final eight months of intelligence gathering, national security strategizing, and meticulous military planning that leads to the climactic mission when SEAL Team Six closes in on its target. The book delivers new information collected from Wallace's in-depth interviews with more than a dozen central figures, including Admiral William H. McRaven--leader of the operation in Pakistan--as well as CIA Director Panetta, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, and two members of SEAL Team Six who participate in the raid, including the special operator who kills Osama bin Laden. Wallace also brings to life the human elements of this story, talking to families who lost loved ones on 9/11, sharing what relatives of SEAL Team Six went through, and bringing us inside the tense Situation Room during the raid. Published on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, Countdown bin Laden is a historical thriller filled with intrigue, cinematic action, and fresh reporting about the race to apprehend and bring to justice the mastermind of the most consequential terrorist attack in American history
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JBI
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Wallace, Chris
Dewey number
958.104/6092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Weiss, Mitch
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
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  • Bin Laden, Osama
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • United States
Label
Countdown Bin Laden : the untold story of the 247-day hunt to bring the mastermind of 9/11 to justice, Chris Wallace ; with Mitch Weiss
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-342) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1264288372
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781982176525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1264288372
Label
Countdown Bin Laden : the untold story of the 247-day hunt to bring the mastermind of 9/11 to justice, Chris Wallace ; with Mitch Weiss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1264288372
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781982176525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1264288372

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