Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright is an American author, screenwriter, and journalist, known for his works on topics such as terrorism, religion, and history. He won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 2007 for his book 'The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11'.


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  1. 1. The Looming Tower

    "The Looming Tower" is a comprehensive historical examination of the events leading up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. It delves into the origins of Al-Qaeda, the rise of Osama bin Laden, and the failure of U.S. intelligence agencies to prevent the attacks. The narrative is extensively researched and provides a detailed account of Islamic fundamentalism, the complex politics of the Middle East, and the role of the United States in the region. The book also explores the personal stories of key figures on both sides of the conflict.

    The 2133rd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Going Clear

    This book is a comprehensive exploration of Scientology, from its inception by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard to its status as a controversial and secretive religion. Through extensive research and interviews with current and former members, the narrative delves into the organization's practices, beliefs, and the alleged abuses within its ranks. It also examines the church's aggressive tactics against critics and the media, as well as its influence in Hollywood. The work is a revealing look at the inner workings of a faith that has captivated and perplexed millions worldwide.

    The 6684th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Thirteen Days In September: Carter, Begin, And Sadat At Camp David

    "Thirteen Days In September" by Lawrence Wright is a detailed account of the historic peace negotiations that took place between President Jimmy Carter, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat at Camp David in September 1978. The book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the intense negotiations and personal dynamics between the leaders, as they worked to reach a peace agreement that would end decades of conflict in the Middle East. Wright's narrative is a gripping and informative account of a pivotal moment in modern history.

    The 8590th Greatest Book of All Time