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Bergen, Peter L. 1962-

Overview
Works: 73 works in 333 publications in 12 languages and 15,352 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television programs  Military history  Biography‡vAnecdotes  War television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of dialog, Producer
Classifications: HV6430.B55, 958.1046092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Peter L Bergen
 
Most widely held works by Peter L Bergen
Holy war, Inc. : inside the secret world of Osama bin Laden by Peter L Bergen( Book )

55 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 3,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On September 11, 2001, the world in which we live was changed forever. The twin towers of the World Trade Center came crashing down, one side of the Pentagon burst into flames, and more than six thousand men, women, and children lost their lives in the most deadly terrorist attack on American soil. As shocking as it was, it had been long in the making: the assault was the most sophisticated and horrifying in a series of operations masterminded by Osama bin Laden and his Jihad group - an organization that CNN's terrorism analyst Peter Bergen calls Holy War, Inc." "One of only a handful of Western journalists to have interviewed the world's most wanted man face to face, Peter Bergen has produced the definitive book on the Jihadist network that operates globally and in secrecy. In the course of four years of investigative reporting, he has interviewed scores of insiders - from bin Laden associates and family members to Taliban leaders to CIA officials - and traveled to Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom to learn the truth about bin Laden's al-Qaeda organization and his mission."--Jacket
The longest war : the enduring conflict between America and al-Qaeda by Peter L Bergen( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Times bestselling author Peter Bergen's definitive account of al Qaeda's evolution since 9/11 and the U.S. government's responses
Manhunt : the ten-year search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad by Peter L Bergen( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on exhaustive research and unprecedented access to White House officials, CIA analysts, Pakistani intelligence, and the military, this is the definitive account of ten years in pursuit of bin Laden and of the twilight of Al-Qaeda
The Osama bin Laden I know : an oral history of al-Qaeda's leader by Peter L Bergen( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unprecedented oral history of Osama bin Laden's rise to revered leader of al Qaeda. Terrorism analyst Bergen takes the reader onto the battlefields of Afghanistan as bin Laden goes from a shy, quiet teen to a leader; he brings you into Osama's intimate family life as he lives under the radar in Sudan, then Afghanistan; he puts you right in the room for al Qaeda's very first meeting; and he uses eyewitness accounts to relate what bin Laden said, and thought on 9/11 as he watched the twin towers fall. Derived from Bergen's interviews with more than 50 people who know bin Laden personally, from his high school teacher to an early al Qaeda member who later became a US informant, this book recounts individual experiences with the man who has declared the U.S., and its allies, his greatest enemies.--From publisher description
United States of Jihad : investigating America's homegrown terrorists by Peter L Bergen( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a look at "homegrown" Islamist terrorism, from 9/11 to the present, discusses the perpetrators who have acted both in the U.S. and abroad, and examines the controversial tactics used to track potential terrorists. --Publisher's description
Talibanistan : negotiating the borders between terror, politics and religion( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The longest war the United States has ever fought is the ongoing war in Afghanistan. But when we speak of 'Afghanistan, ' we really mean a conflict that straddles the border with Pakistan -- and the reality of Islamic militancy on that border is enormously complicated. In Talibanistan, an unparalleled group of experts offer a nuanced understanding of this critical region. Edited by Peter Bergen, author of the bestselling books The Longest War and The Osama Bin Laden I Know, and Katherine Tiedemann, these essays examine in detail the embattled territory from Kandahar in Afghanistan to Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas. They pull apart the distinctions between the Taliban and al Qaeda -- and the fractures within each movement; assess the effectiveness of American and Pakistani counterinsurgency campaigns; and explore the pipeline of militants into and out of the war zone. Throughout, these scrupulously researched studies challenge convenient orthodoxies. Counterterrorism expert Brian Fishman criticizes the customary distinction between an Afghan and Pakistani Taliban as being too neat to describe their fragmented reality. Hassan Abbas paints a subtle portrait of the political and religious forces shaping the insurgency in the Northwest Frontier Province, uncovering poor governance, economic distress, and resentment of foreign troops in nearby Afghanistan. And Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedemann try to identify the real numbers of drone strikes and victims, both militants and civilians, while disputing claims for their strategic effectiveness. These and other essays provide profound new insight into this troubled region. They are required reading for anyone seeking a fresh understanding of a central strategic challenge facing the United States today."--Publisher's description
The Osama Bin Laden I know by Peter L Bergen( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Osama bin Laden I Know is the definitive history of the world's most wanted man. Author Peter Bergen is CNN's terrorism analyst, and an acclaimed journalist who actually spent time with bin Laden prior to the events of September 11, 2001. It features interviews with people from each stage of bin Laden's life--from childhood to the present day--and reveals both formative moments and intimate details that reveal his character and personality. The only book of its kind, this is the authoritative account of al Qaeda's notorious leader
Manhunt : the ten-year search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad by Peter L Bergen( Recording )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on exhaustive research and unprecedented access to White House officials, CIA analysts, Pakistani intelligence, and the military, this is the definitive account of ten years in pursuit of bin Laden and of the twilight of al-Qaeda
Drone wars : transforming conflict, law, and policy( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drone Wars presents a series of essays by legal scholars, journalists, government officials, military analysts, social scientists, and foreign policy experts. It addresses drones' impact on the ground, how their use adheres to and challenges the laws of war, their relationship to complex policy challenges, and the ways they help us understand the future of war. The book is a diverse and comprehensive interdisciplinary perspective on drones that covers important debates on targeted killing and civilian casualties, presents key data on drone deployment, and offers new ideas on their historical development, significance, and impact on law and policy. Drone Wars documents the current state of the field at an important moment in history when new military technologies are transforming how war is practiced by the United States and, increasingly, by other states and by non-state actors around the world."--Provided by publisher
Bombers, bank accounts, & bleedout : al-Qa`ida's road in and out of Iraq( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is the second by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point to assess the demographics, procedures, finances, and leadership of al-Qa'ida's foreign fighters, especially those currently fighting in Iraq. This report analyzes al-Qa'ida in Iraq's (AQI) operations from spring 2006 to summer 2007 and is being issued with a trove of AQI documents captured by coalition forces near Sinjar, Iraq. The documents include almost 600 AQI personnel records for foreign fighters crossing into Iraq, AQI contracts for suicide bombers, AQI contracts for fighters leaving Iraq, narratives written by al-Qa'ida's Syrian smugglers, and AQI financial records. The CTC also acquired demographic information on all Third Country Nationals (TCNs) in detention at Camp Bucca, Iraq. Most of this data has not previously been released to the public
Holy war, Inc. : [inside the secret world of Osama bin Laden] by Peter L Bergen( Recording )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CNN's terrorism analyst examines Osama bin Laden's global terrorist network, al-Queda, discussing its operations and mission, the planning and execution of specific terrorist acts, and future threats from militant Islamic movements
American war generals( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals many never-before-heard stories and opinions from the legendary leaders of the modern U.S. Army. Their accounts reveal the big changes that have transformed the U.S. military from the first troops to enter Vietnam to the last combat troops to exit Afghanistan, explaining the critical personal experiences that shaped their lives and the way they approached modern warfare
Heiliger Krieg Inc. : Osama bin Ladens Terrornetz by Peter L Bergen( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ouvrage présente une analyse en profondeur du fonctionnement des réseaux terroristes islamiques qui s'étendent désormais "sur trois continents et une douzaine de pays". [SDM]
Al Qaeda 2.0( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering the period from 9/11 to the start of the Gulf War II, this program tracks al Qaeda and its allies from London, where their Internet traffic is monitored, to recent operational areas, including Pakistan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and Bangladesh -- Container
De jacht op Bin Laden : een reconstructie : de tien jaar durende speurtocht naar Bin Laden van 9/11 to Abottabad by Peter L Bergen( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructie van de zoektocht naar de internationale terroristenleider, die eindigde met diens liquidatie door een Amerikaans elitekorps op 2 mei 2011
United States of Jihad : investigating America's homegrown terrorists by Peter L Bergen( Recording )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 9/11, more than 200 individuals in this country--American citizens born and raised in Minnesota, Alabama, New Jersey, and elsewhere--have been convicted of terrorism charges. Others have taken the fight abroad; Americans were among those who planned the attacks in Nairobi and Mumbai. What motivates them, how are they trained, and what do we sacrifice in our aggressive efforts to track them?
Manhunt : from 9/11 to Abbottabad : the ten-year search for Osama bin Laden by Peter L Bergen( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Qaeda expert and CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen paints a multi-dimensional picture of the hunt for bin Laden over the past decade, as well as the recent campaign that gradually tightened the noose around him. Other key elements of the book include: a careful account of Obama's decision-making process throughout the final weeks and days during which the raid was planned, as well as what NSC cabinet members were advising him; the fascinating story of a group of (mostly female) analysts at the CIA in the HVT (High Value Target) section, who never gave up assembling the tiniest clues about OBL's whereabouts; the untold and action-packed history of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and the SEALs, which accounts for the confidence Obama had in tasking them with the mission; and, an analysis of what the death of OBL means for al Qaeda, for the wider jihadist movement that looked to him for inspiration and strategic guidance, and for Obama's legacy
The last days of Osama Bin Laden by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows journalist, Peter Bergen, in Pakistan as he reconstructs the days leading up to the assassination of Osama Bin Laden
Guerra santa, S.A. : la red terrorista de Osama bin Laden by Peter L Bergen( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Jagd auf Osama bin Laden : eine Enthüllungsgeschichte by Peter L Bergen( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gripping account of the decade-long hunt for the world's most wanted man. It was only a week before 9/11 that Peter Bergen turned in the manuscript of Holy War, Inc ., the story of Osama bin Laden--whom Bergen had once interviewed in a mud hut in Afghanistan--and his declaration of war on America. The book became a New York Times bestseller and the essential portrait of the most formidable terrorist enterprise of our time. Now, in Manhunt, Bergen picks up the thread with this taut yet panoramic account of the pursuit and killing of bin Laden. Here are riveting new details of bin Laden's flight after the crushing defeat of the Taliban to Tora Bora, where American forces came startlingly close to capturing him, and of the fugitive leader's attempts to find a secure hiding place. As the only journalist to gain access to bin Laden's Abbottabad compound before the Pakistani government demolished it, Bergen paints a vivid picture of bin Laden's grim, Spartan life in hiding and his struggle to maintain control of al-Qaeda even as American drones systematically picked off his key lieutenants. Half a world away, CIA analysts haunted by the intelligence failures that led to 9/11 and the WMD fiasco pored over the tiniest of clues before homing in on the man they called "the Kuwaiti"--Who led them to a peculiar building with twelve-foot-high walls and security cameras less than a mile from a Pakistani military academy. This was the courier who would unwittingly steer them to bin Laden, now a prisoner of his own making but still plotting to devastate the United States. Bergen takes us inside the Situation Room, where President Obama considers the COAs (courses of action) presented by his war council and receives conflicting advice from his top advisors before deciding to risk the raid that would change history--and then inside the Joint Special Operations Command, whose "secret warriors," the SEALs, would execute Operation Neptune Spear. From the moment two Black Hawks take off from Afghanistan until bin Laden utters his last words, Manhunt reads like a thriller. Based on exhaustive research and unprecedented access to White House officials, CIA analysts, Pakistani intelligence, and the military, this is the definitive account of ten years in pursuit of bin Laden and of the twilight of al-Qaeda. From the Hardcover edition
 
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Holy war, Inc. : inside the secret world of Osama bin Laden
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The longest war : the enduring conflict between America and al-QaedaThe Osama bin Laden I know : an oral history of al-Qaeda's leaderThe Osama Bin Laden I knowHoly war, Inc. : [inside the secret world of Osama bin Laden]
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Bergen, P. 1962-

Bergen, P. L. 1962-

Bergen, Peter.

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