Miller Center

American Forum - The Looming Tower

Lawrence Wright
September 14, 2006 - December 13, 1901

Lawrence Wright
Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright, a staff writer for The New Yorker, has written frequently on the Middle East and terrorism. His history of Al Qaeda, The Looming Tower, is a narrative history of the events leading up to 9/11 and the terrorist plans and Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. His article "The Agent: Did the C.I.A. stop an F.B.I. detective from preventing 9/11?" appeared in the July 10 & 17 issue of The New Yorker. Miller Center scholar Timothy Naftali, recently appointed director of the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library, participated in a public conversation with Wright following his talk.

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