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The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family In An American Century
STEVE COLL

The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family In An American Century by Steve Coll
46 reviews (2008) (688p)
Pulitzer Prize for Biography Finalist
National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography Finalist
ALA Notable Books - Nonfiction Finalist

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Book Description
In The Bin Ladens, two- time Pulitzer Prize–winner Steve Coll continues where Ghost Wars left off, shedding new light on one of the most elusive families of the twenty-first century. Rising from a famine-stricken desert into luxury, private compounds, and even business deals with Hollywood celebrities, the Bin Ladens have benefited from the tensions and contradictions in a country founded on extreme religious purity, suddenly thrust into a world awash in oil, money, and the temptations of the West. But what do these incongruities mean for globalization, the War on Terror, and America's place in the Middle East? Meticulously researched, The Bin Ladens is the story of a remarkably varied and often dangerous family that has used money, mobility, and technology to dramatically different ends.


Other Award Winning Books by Steve Coll
Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll
49 reviews (2012) (704p) (Amazon Top100)
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Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll
210 reviews (2004) (738p) (PP Non)
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Steve Coll Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 4  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 2  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 1 Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 ·  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 2 Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 · The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family In An American Century ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 1 The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family In An American Century ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 0  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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