Growing Up bin Laden: Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World

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St. Martin's Press, 2010 M12 7 - 352 pages

From the New York Times bestselling author of Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia

In their own words, Osama bin Laden's wife and son tell the astonishing story of the man they knew—or thought they knew—before September 11, 2001.

The world knows Osama bin Laden as the most wanted terrorist of our time. But people are not born terrorists, and bin Laden has carefully guarded the details of his private life—until now, when his first wife and fourth-born son break the silence to take us inside his strange and secret world. In spine-tingling detail, Jean Sasson tells their story of life with a man whose growing commitment to violent jihad led him to move his wives and children from an orderly life to one of extreme danger, even choosing the teenage Omar to accompany him to the mountain fortress of Tora Bora.

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"Life WAS more agreeable when my father was far, far away", 10 January 2016 This review is from: Growing Up Bin Laden (Paperback) Ghost written by Jean Sasson, the insider information about Osama's ... Read full review

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He was a quiet man, a good neighbor, kept to himself—until he went funny in the head and took on the Great Satan.It may have been an incident at the Indianapolis airport that set Osama bin Laden on ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Najwa bin Laden is Osama bin Laden's first wife and mother to eleven of his children. Omar bin Laden is Osama bin Laden's fourth-born son. Neither has been in contact with Osama bin Laden since leaving Afghanistan before September 11, 2001. The New York Times bestselling author Jean Sasson has lived and traveled extensively in the Middle East for the last thirty years and currently lives in Atlanta.

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