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Bergen, Peter L. 1962-

Overview
Works: 89 works in 390 publications in 10 languages and 16,250 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Interviews  Military history  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Nonfiction television programs  War television programs  Anecdotes  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of dialog, Redactor, Producer
Classifications: HV6430.B55, 958.1046092
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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 )

59 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 3,516 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 )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,970 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 1,680 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
Talibanistan : negotiating the borders between terror, politics and religion by Peter L Bergen( )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,622 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
United States of Jihad : investigating America's homegrown terrorists by Peter L Bergen( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,603 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
The Osama bin Laden I know : an oral history of al-Qaeda's leader by Peter L Bergen( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,481 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
Trump and his generals : the cost of chaos by Peter L Bergen( Book )

13 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From one of America's preeminent national security journalists, an explosive, news-breaking account of Donald Trump's collision with the American national security establishment, and with the world It is a simple fact that no president in American history brought less foreign policy experience to the White House than Donald J. Trump. The real estate developer from Queens promised to bring his brash, zero-sum swagger to bear to cut through America's most complex national security issues, and he did. If the cost of his "America First" agenda was bulldozing the edifice of foreign alliances that had been carefully tended by every president from Truman to Obama, then so be it. It was clear from the first that Trump's inclinations were radically more blunt force than his predecessors'. When briefed by the Pentagon on Iran and the Strait of Hormuz, he exclaimed, "The next time Iran sends its boats into the Strait: blow them out of the water! Let's get Mad Dog on this." When told that the capital of South Korea, Seoul, was so close to the North Korean border that millions of people would likely die in the first hours of any all-out war, Trump had a bold response, "They have to move." The officials in the Oval Office weren't sure if he was joking. He raised his voice. "They have to move!" Very quickly, it became clear to a number of people at the highest levels of government that their gravest mission was to protect America from Donald Trump. Trump and His Generals is Peter Bergen's riveting account of what happened when the unstoppable force of President Trump met the immovable object of America's national security establishment--the CIA, the State Department, and, above all, the Pentagon. If there is a real "deep state" in DC, it is not the FBI so much as the national security community, with its deep-rooted culture and hierarchy. The men Trump selected for his key national security positions, Jim Mattis, John Kelly, and H. R. McMaster, were products of that culture: Trump wanted generals, and he got them. Three years later, they would be gone, and the guardrails were off. From Iraq and Afghanistan to Syria and Iran, from Russia and China to North Korea and Islamist terrorism, Trump and His Generals is a brilliant reckoning with an American ship of state navigating a roiling sea of threats without a well-functioning rudder. Lucid and gripping, it brings urgently needed clarity to issues that affect the fate of us all. But clarity, unfortunately, is not the same thing as reassurance"--
The Osama Bin Laden I know by Peter L Bergen( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drone wars : transforming conflict, law, and policy( Book )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 474 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
Manhunt : the ten-year search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad by Peter L Bergen( Recording )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 458 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
Bombers, bank accounts & bleedout : al-Qa`ida's road in and out of Iraq( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report ... expands on the first Sinjar Report, introducing new documents and new analysis to provide a better picture of al-Qa`ida in Iraq's operations and its prospects for the future. This is the CTC's fifth major Harmony Report
The Osama Bin Laden I know : an oral history of al Qaeda's leader by Peter L Bergen( Recording )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 244 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
Holy war, Inc. : [inside the secret world of Osama bin Laden] by Peter L Bergen( Recording )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 198 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 192 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
Holy war, inc by Peter L Bergen( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 119 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]
Bombers, bank accounts, & bleedout : al-Qa`ida's road in and out of Iraq by Peter L Bergen( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 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
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 )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 90 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 76 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?
Heiliger Krieg Inc. Osama bin Ladens Terrornetz by Peter L Bergen( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Qaeda 2.0( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since Afghanistan, al Qaeda has reinvented itself as a high-tech, highly mobile, decentralized terror network--call it "al Qaeda version 2.0." Covering the period from 9/11 to the start of 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. Footage of jihadist training, U.S. search-and-destroy missions, terror attacks, and the capture of Islamist militants puts viewers on the scene while key specialists such as the DoD's Chuck Spinney and Zachary Abuza, author of Militant Islam in Southeast Asia, share intelligence. Where will al Qaeda strike next?"--Distributor's abstract
 
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Holy war, Inc. : inside the secret world of Osama bin Laden
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Bergen, P. 1962-

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