Monday, May 02, 2011

The End of Osama Bin Laden

It is, of course, on all of our minds today: after so many years, so many lives and so much lost hope, Osama Bin Laden is dead, killed in a targeted U.S. operation.

The books that chronicle the deeds that led to the Al Qaeda leader’s demise are likely even now being wrangled through the beginning of the publishing process. It would not be surprising to read announcements of same during the course of this day.

Meanwhile, at the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani beats us all to the punch with a timely round-up of some of the books from the top of the existing Bin Laden pile.

“Since 9/11,” Kakutani writes, “there has been an outpouring of books about Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda, the Sept. 11 attacks and the war in Afghanistan. Here is an annotated list of some of the more useful books on those subjects.”

That list is here.


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