Michael Burleigh

Times of Terror

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda’s Road to 9/11

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Allen Lane / Penguin Press 469pp £20 order from our bookshop

Celsius 7/7: How the West’s Policy of Appeasement Has Provoked Yet More Fundamentalist Terror – and What Has To Be Done Now

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson 153pp £9.99 order from our bookshop

The fifth anniversary of 9/11 has inevitably seen a spate of books and television films, most notably Touchstone Productions’ outstanding The Path to 9/11 (outstanding because of its honest depiction of Islamist psychopaths), which was shown on BBC2, and Melanie Phillips’s impassioned Londonistan (Gibson Square).

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