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Lawrence Wright (born August 2, 1947) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, screenwriter, staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, and fellow at the Center for Law and Security at the New York University School of Law. He is a graduate of Tulane University, and for two years taught at the American University in Cairo in Egypt.

Wright graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1965 and, in 2009, was inducted into Woodrow's Hall of Fame.

Wright is the author of six books, but is best known for his 2006 book, Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. A quick bestseller, The Looming Tower was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, and is frequently referenced by media pundits as an excellent source of background information on Al Qaeda and the September 11 attacks. The book's title is a phrase from the Quran: "Wherever you are, death will find you, even in the looming tower," which Osama bin Laden quoted three times in a videotaped speech seen as directed to the 9/11 hijackers.

Among Wright's other books is Remembering Satan: A Tragic Case of Recovered Memory (1994), about the Paul Ingram false memory case. On June 7, 1996, Wright testified at Ingram's pardon hearing.

Wright also co-wrote the screenplay for the film The Siege (1998), which told the story of a terrorist attack in New York City that led to curtailed civil liberties and rounding up of Arab-Americans.

A script that Wright originally wrote for Oliver Stone was turned instead into a well-regarded Showtime movie, God's Favorite (2000).

A documentary featuring Wright, "My Trip to Al-Qaeda", premiered on HBO in September 2010. Based on his journeys and experience in the Middle East during his research for The Looming Tower, "My Trip to Al-Qaeda" covers topics ranging from the current state of the regime in Saudi Arabia to the historic underpinnings of 9/11.

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Total Books: 63
God Save Texas A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State
The Looming Tower  Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
2018 - The Looming Tower Al-qaeda and the Road to 9/11 [Movie Tie-in] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780525564362
ISBN-10: 0525564365
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences

The Terror Years From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State
The Rights of Mice
2017 - The Rights of Mice (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781536673739
ISBN-10: 1536673730
Genres: Science & Math, Medical Books

Thirteen Days in September Carter Begin and Sadat at Camp David
2014 - Cienciologia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788499922812
ISBN-10: 8499922813
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

City Children Country Summer
2013 - City Children Country Summer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781476771946
ISBN-10: 1476771944
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Going Clear Scientology Hollywood and the Prison of Belief
2013 - Going Clear Scientology Hollywood and the Prison of Belief (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307745309
ISBN-10: 0307745309
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

In the New World Growing Up with America from the Sixties to the Eighties
Going Clear
2013 - Going Clear (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780593069226
ISBN-10: 0593069226
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

La torre elevada Al-Qaeda y los orgenes del 11-S
2011 - La Torre Elevada Al-qaeda Y Los Orgenes Del 11-s [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307883001
ISBN-10: 0307883000
Genre: Nonfiction

Looming Tower The
2007 - Looming Tower The (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780141032337
ISBN-10: 0141032332

Der Tod wird euch finden
2007 - Der Tod Wird Euch Finden (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9783421043030
ISBN-10: 3421043035

The Looming Tower Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
2007 - The Looming Tower Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781400030842
ISBN-10: 1400030846
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

God's Favorite
2007 - God's Favorite (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781416562474
ISBN-10: 1416562478
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

The Looming Tower Al Qaeda's Road to 9/11
2006 - The Looming Tower Al Qaeda's Road to 9/11 (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780713999730
ISBN-10: 071399973X
Genres: History, Nonfiction

Clean and Decent The Fascinating History of the Bathroom and the Water-Closet
Warm  Snug The History of the Bed
2004 - Warm Snug the History of the Bed [Sutton History Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780750937283
ISBN-10: 0750937289
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nonfiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Zwillinge Gene Umwelt und das Geheimnis der Identitt
2000 - Zwillinge Gene Umwelt Und Das Geheimnis Der Identitt (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783404604784
ISBN-10: 3404604784

Twins And What They Tell Us About Who We Are
1999 - Twins and What They Tell Us About Who We Are (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780471296447
ISBN-10: 0471296449
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

Saints  Sinners
1998 - Saints Sinners (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517286395
ISBN-10: 0517286394

Gemelos [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)