VGC.Weidenfeld & Nicolson,2001.First UK edition-first printing.Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,small mark,nick and a couple of scratches on the back cover) with Dj(some nicks,scratches and creases on the Dj cover),both in VGC.Illustrated with b/w maps.Nice and clean pages with a couple of marks and light shelf wear on the outer edges,small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first blank page of the book,two small creases and ink mark on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear on the Dj cover.296pp including Note from the Author,afterword,notes,index. This is another paragraph Product Description: Peter Bergen, conducted the first TV interview with Osama bin Laden, 'the most significant financial sponsor of Islamic extremist activity in the world today',after the US government had accused him of running terrorist training camps in Afghanistan and Sudan. In August 1996 bin Laden issued his first call to Muslims to attack U.S. targets. Since then his name has been linked to every major anti-American terrorist act by Muslims. For this book Bergen draws on ten years of 'bin Laden watching'. The book will reveal the Islamist militant's unsuspected previous links with the West, and why he has proved such a force throughout the Muslim world. Bergen's personal experience of bin Laden and his secret world helps make this such a powerful and well-informed book that is unrivalled by anything already published or announced.