Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of Al Qa'ida Since 9/11

4.09 avg rating
( 167 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780393081459: Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of Al Qa'ida Since 9/11

From one of our most trusted counterterrorism experts, a sweeping, insider's account of the decade-long chase for America's deadliest enemy.

This comprehensive, landmark history chronicles our ongoing battle against al-Qa’ida, the greatest threat the West has faced in the modern era. An internationally recognized authority on terrorism and counterinsurgency, Seth G. Jones presents a dramatic narrative of the on-the-ground police work; the elaborate, multiyear investigations led by the CIA, FBI, and Britain’s MI5; and the shifting and deadly alliances between terrorist groups that have characterized the conflict. With gripping detail he recounts the against-the-clock hunt for the Times Square bomber and reveals startling information about Osama bin Laden’s behavior during his final days. Drawing on recently declassified documents and court materials, transcripts of wiretapped conversations, and interviews with current and former government officials from the United States and key allies, Jones navigates the “waves” (al Qa’ida attacks) and “reverse waves” (successful efforts to disrupt al’Qa’ida), explaining how we might analyze past patterns in order to successfully counter al Qa’ida and its allies in the future. 8 pages of photographs; 16 maps

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Seth G. Jones is the director of RAND’s International Security and Defense Policy Center, an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, and the author of In the Graveyard of Empires and Hunting in the Shadows. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Review:

The best researched study of al Qaeda 's plots, both successful and foiled, to attack America and its allies since 911. A critical account essential to understanding how the threat is evolving. --Bruce Riedel, former CIA officer and senior advisor to three U.S. presidents on the Middle East and South Asia (also senior fellow at the Brookings Institution)

A chronological, historical walk-through of successive waves of al-Qaeda terrorism from 1998 to the present . The author ably organizes all the pieces of the puzzle regarding successive terrorist attacks, fleshing out the numerous personalities involved, and establishing excellent perspective on the amorphous nature of the enemy and the dissention from within. From a knowledgeable guide, a thoughtful study of the pattern of violence and response. "

Seth Jones has produced a masterpiece, pulling together a fragmented and little-known sequence of events into a coherent, and highly readable account. His wave and counter-wave framework helps make sense of complex patterns, and his analysis is likely to stand the test of time. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in current events or in the future of conflict. --David Kilcullen, author of The Accidental Guerilla"

Seth Jones was called to the war zones by commanders of special operations forces to advise them on the nuances of the places, people and events of high importance in our pursuit of terrorists. Hunting in the Shadows is a clear and engaging account that draws on Seth s long experience in the region - a truly valuable work by a uniquely knowledgeable and talented writer. --Admiral Eric T. Olson, U.S. Navy (Ret), Former Commander of United States Special Operations Command"

Hunting in the Shadows is a well-documented and perceptive look into the shadowy world of Al-Qaeda since 9/11, and a clear-headed assessment of how effective the War on Terror has been in containing it. This book is an important contribution to public debate on America's security and how best achieve it in a changing Muslim world. --Vali Nasr, Author of The Rise of Islamic Capitalism: Why the New Muslim Middle Class is the Key to Defeating Extremism"

Seth Jones is a gifted writer and scholar. His research, attention to detail and narrative skills make Hunting in the Shadows essential reading. At a time of public uncertainty about where the war against Al Qaeda is going, here is a reliable, compelling map, rich with new information. --Steve Coll, Author of The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001"

The best researched study of al Qaeda s plots, both successful and foiled, to attack America and its allies since 911. A critical account essential to understanding how the threat is evolving. --Bruce Riedel, former CIA officer and senior advisor to three U.S. presidents on the Middle East and South Asia (also senior fellow at the Brookings Institution)"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jones, Seth G.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company (2012)
ISBN 10: 0393081451 ISBN 13: 9780393081459
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Academybookshop
(Long Island City, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New, excellent, clean condition - hard bound ***. Bookseller Inventory # A-19319

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jones, Seth G.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393081451 ISBN 13: 9780393081459
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0393081451. Bookseller Inventory # Z0393081451ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jones, Seth G.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393081451 ISBN 13: 9780393081459
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0393081451. Bookseller Inventory # Z0393081451ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jones, Seth G.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393081451 ISBN 13: 9780393081459
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0393081451. Bookseller Inventory # Z0393081451ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jones, Seth G.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393081451 ISBN 13: 9780393081459
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0393081451. Bookseller Inventory # Z0393081451ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jones, Seth G.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393081451 ISBN 13: 9780393081459
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0393081451. Bookseller Inventory # Z0393081451ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jones, Seth G.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company 2012-05-01 (2012)
ISBN 10: 0393081451 ISBN 13: 9780393081459
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company 2012-05-01, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0393081451. Bookseller Inventory # Z0393081451ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Jones, Seth G.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company (2012)
ISBN 10: 0393081451 ISBN 13: 9780393081459
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Frank Sincavage
(PHILA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition; First Printing. Brand new mylar covered no pocket ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 544 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 43517

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Jones, Seth G.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393081451 ISBN 13: 9780393081459
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0393081451 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132382001

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Seth G. Jones
Published by WW Norton Co, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0393081451 ISBN 13: 9780393081459
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton Co, United States, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This comprehensive, landmark history chronicles our ongoing battle against al-Qa ida, the greatest threat the West has faced in the modern era. An internationally recognized authority on terrorism and counterinsurgency, Seth G. Jones presents a dramatic narrative of the on-the-ground police work; the elaborate, multiyear investigations led by the CIA, FBI, and Britain s MI5; and the shifting and deadly alliances between terrorist groups that have characterized the conflict. With gripping detail he recounts the against-the-clock hunt for the Times Square bomber and reveals startling information about Osama bin Laden s behavior during his final days. Drawing on recently declassified documents and court materials, transcripts of wiretapped conversations, and interviews with current and former government officials from the United States and key allies, Jones navigates the waves (al Qa ida attacks) and reverse waves (successful efforts to disrupt al Qa ida), explaining how we might analyze past patterns in order to successfully counter al Qa ida and its allies in the future. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780393081459

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book