Half Title Page.
Table of Contents.
How to Use This Book.
Research Topics for Defining Moments: The September 11 Terrorist Attacks.
1: Narrative Overview.
3: Rage and Despair in the Arab World.
4: Jihad in Afghanistan and the Birth of Al-Qaeda.
5: Al-Qaeda Emerges as a Global Threat.
6: The September 11 Attacks on America.
7: Heartbreak and Heroism on the Ground.
8: Investigating 9/11.
9: Missed Clues and Opportunities.
10: Legacy of the September 11 Attacks.
12: Atta, Mohamed (1968–2001).
13: Bin Laden, Osama (1957–2011).
14: Bush, George W. (1946– ).
15: Clarke, Richard A. (1951– ).
16: Mohammed, Khaled Sheikh (1964?– ).
17: Rice, Condoleezza (1954– ).
18: Tenet, George (1953– ).
19: Al-Zawahiri, Ayman (1951– ).
20: Primary Sources.
21: Osama Bin Laden and the World Islamic Front Call for a “Holy War” Against Jews and Crusaders.
22: An Al-Qaeda Manual Urges the Overthrow of “Apostate” Arab Rulers.
23: The CIA Warns of Al-Qaeda Attacks on American Soil.
24: A New York Police Officer Endures the Fall of the South Tower.
25: A North Tower Survivor Remembers His Narrow Escape.
26: A Survivor Recalls the Attack on the Pentagon.
27: Mourning Lost Firefighters and Police Officers in New York.
28: President Bush Addresses the Nation after the 9/11 Attacks.
29: Osama Bin Laden Taunts America after September 11.
30: Condoleezza Rice Defends the Bush Administration's Record on Terrorism.
31: Richard Clarke's Explosive Testimony before the 9/11 Commission.
32: The 9/11 Commission Issues Its Final Report.
33: President Obama Announces the Death of Osama Bin Laden.
Important People, Places, and Terms.
Sources for Further Study.
Photo and Illustration Credits.