The events of September 11, 2001 will continue to be debated and discussed for decades to come. This guide provides access to some of the resources available, both in the Mississippi State University Libraries and on the Internet.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * PULITZER PRIZE WINNER * A "heart-stopping account of the events leading up to 9/11" (The New York Times Book Review), this definitive history explains in gripping detail the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the intelligence failures that culminated in the attacks on the World Trade Center. In gripping narrative that spans five decades, Lawrence Wright re-creates firsthand the transformation of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri from incompetent and idealistic soldiers in Afghanistan to leaders of the most successful terrorist group in history. He follows FBI counterterrorism chief John O'Neill as he uncovers the emerging danger from al-Qaeda in the 1990s and struggles to track this new threat. Packed with new information and a deep historical perspective, The Looming Tower is a sweeping, unprecedented history of the long road to September 11.
Scholars continue to develop both print and electronic resources devoted to the events of September 11, 2001. Check back often to see what new resource has been added to this guide.
New Resources Added to the Guide
New resources continue to be made available concerning the historic events of September 11, 2001. Here are a few recently discovered resources that you might find of use.