When it was published in August of 2006, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 became an instant classic of airtight but accessible investigative reporting – a rare moment of perspective in the aftermath of the 2001 World Trade Center attack – and it was by a guy living the dream: writing for The New Yorker while residing in Austin. One year later, Wright's masterpiece has been released in paperback with a nifty little gold sticker affixed: "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize."
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