After Words with Steve Coll
Steve Coll talked about his book The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century, published by Penguin Press. This book is a… read more
Steve Coll talked about his book The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century, published by Penguin Press. This book is a history of the bin Laden family and its rise to prominence in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Coll’s book, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, was awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction. The guest interviewer was Michael Scheuer, former head of the Bin Laden unit at the CIA.
Steve Coll, formerly a jounalist and managing editor with the Washington Post, is currently the president of the New America Foundation and a staff writer for The New Yorker. He has received a 1990 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism previous and other awards.
Michael Scheuer headed up the bin Laden unit at the CIA from 1996 to 1999 and was a special adviser to the chief of the unit from 2001 to 2004. He is the author of Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror and, most recently, Marching Towards Hell: America and Islam After Iraq. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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