by Dominic Streatfeild - £9.99 Atlantic Books (2011)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781843547617 | ISBN 10: 1843547619
From Samuel Johnson Prize Shortlisted author Dominic Streatfeild comes a brilliantly original and stunningly readable work of investigative history which paints an revealing picture of the world since the attacks on the World Trade Centre. Essential reading for fans of Naiomi Klein and Michael Moore.
In A History of the World Since 9/11 Dominic Streatfeild expertly combines history, biography and investigative journalism to show how a massacre on a clear September day in 2001 has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In a series of brilliantly interlinked chapters he shows how an Afghani wedding party; and a gas station proprietor in Texas; and a planespotter in Mallorca have been affected, sometimes devastatingly, by the American response to the attacks on the Twin Towers.
Streatfeild shows how the sleep of reason and good sense in successive US administrations post-9/11 has brought forth the monsters of extraordinary rendition, Guantanamo Bay, extrajudicial execution and wholesale contravention of international law. This is a work that informs as it entertains and induces outrage as it inspires.
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