Excerpt from Manhunt by Peter L. Bergen
The ten-year search for Bin Laden--from 9/11 to Abbottabad
Manhunt, by Peter L. Bergen, is the gripping account of the decade-long hunt for the world’s most wanted man.
Here are riveting new details of bin Laden’s flight after the crushing defeat of the Taliban to Tora Bora, where American forces came startlingly close to capturing him, and of the fugitive leader’s attempts to find a secure hiding place. As the only journalist to gain access to bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound before the Pakistani government demolished it, Bergen paints a vivid picture of bin Laden’s grim, Spartan life in hiding and his struggle to maintain control of al-Qaeda even as American drones systematically picked off his key lieutenants.
Based on exhaustive research and unprecedented access to White House officials, CIA analysts, Pakistani intelligence, and the military, this is the definitive account of ten years in pursuit of bin Laden and of the twilight of al-Qaeda.
Manhunt is now an HBO documentary.
Manhunt Book Excerpt