The Cell by John J. Miller
Inside the 9/11 Plot, and Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It

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In The Cell, John Miller, an award-winning journalist and coanchor of ABC's 20/20, along with veteran reporter Michael Stone and Chris Mitchell, takes readers back more than 10 years to the birth of the terrorist cell that later metastasized into al Qaeda's New York operation. This remarkable book offers a firsthand account of what it is to be a police officer, an FBI agent or a reporter obsessed with a case few people will take seriously. It contains a first-person account of Miller's face-to-face meeting with bin Laden and provides the first full-length treatment to piece together what led up to the events of 9/11, ultimately delivering the disturbing answer to the question: Why, with all the information the intelligence community had, was no one able to stop the 9/11 attacks?

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John Miller is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, co-host of ABC's 20/20 with Barbara Walters, and one of the few Western reporters ever to have interviewed Osama bin Laden. He lives in New York City. This is his first book. Michael Stone is a veteran journalist who has covered many of New York's most notorious stories, including John Gotti, Robert Chambers and the Central Park jogger assault, and is the author of Gangbusters. He lives in New York City. Chris Mitchell is a senior editor at The Week. His previous collaboration, Jack Maple's The Crime Fighter, inspired the television drama The District.
Published September 1, 2002 by Hachette Books. 384 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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The plot is tangled, but through it Miller, Stone and Mitchell follow two threads from 1990 up to September 11, 2001: first, "the cell," actually a series of terrorist cells, beginning with the one responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing—a cell that, in one of their most illuminating ...

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Open Letters Monthly

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The prison produced neither a subject nor a self-authored text, argues Grass, but rather a narrative: fictionalized and filled in for the sake of coherence, its content determined more by the demands of the physical prison and prison authorities than by its putative author.

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