Osama bin Laden

Tuesday: Cathy Scott-Clark: “The Exile—The Stunning Inside Story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda In Flight”

Tuesday: Cathy Scott-Clark: “The Exile—The Stunning Inside Story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda In Flight”

June 6

If newspaper journalism is history’s rough draft, the second draft is written by journalists too, acting as quasi-historians a few years after the fact, pumping out books like “The Exile.” British journalists Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy, long-time reporters for The Guardian and the Times of London, respectively, have written several such books, exploring the 2008 siege of the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, the 1995 kidnapping of hikers in a Kashmir meadow, and the fraught and bizarre relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan. Their latest book tells the story of bin Laden’s long holing-up after 9/11, much of it from the perspective of his entourage: four...

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