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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: 76
The Plague Year America in the Time of Covid
2021 - The Plague Year America in the Time of Covid [Large Print] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780593459430
ISBN-10: 0593459431
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Medicine, Medical Books, Politics & Social Sciences
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The End of October
2021 - The End of October (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780593081143
ISBN-10: 0593081145
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The End of October A novel
2020 - The End of October a Novel [Random House Large Print] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780593214770
ISBN-10: 0593214773
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science & Math
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Dio salvi il Texas Viaggio nel futuro dell'America
2019 - Dio Salvi Il Texas VIaggio Nel Futuro Dell'america [Élite - Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788831912020
ISBN-10: 883191202X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Politics & Social Sciences
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God Save Texas A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State
The Looming Tower  AlQaeda and the Road to 9/11
2018 - The Looming Tower Alqaeda and the Road to 9/11 [Movie Tie-in] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780525564362
ISBN-10: 0525564365
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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God Save Texas A Journey into the Future of America
2018 - God Save Texas a Journey Into the Future of America (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780241325704
ISBN-10: 0241325706
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Terror Years From alQaeda to the Islamic State
2017 - The Terror Years From Alqaeda to the Islamic State (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780804170031
ISBN-10: 0804170037
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Rights of Mice
2017 - The Rights of Mice (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781536673739
ISBN-10: 1536673730
Genres: Science & Math, Medical Books
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Thirteen Days in September Carter Begin and Sadat at Camp David
2015 - Thirteen Days in September Carter Begin and Sadat at Camp David (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780804170024
ISBN-10: 0804170029
Genres: History, Uncategorized
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Cienciologia
2014 - Cienciologia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788499922812
ISBN-10: 8499922813
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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City Children Country Summer
2013 - City Children Country Summer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781476771946
ISBN-10: 1476771944
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Going Clear Scientology Hollywood and the Prison of Belief
2013 - Going Clear Scientology Hollywood and the Prison of Belief (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307745309
ISBN-10: 0307745309
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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In the New World Growing Up with America from the Sixties to the Eighties
Going Clear
2013 - Going Clear (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780593069226
ISBN-10: 0593069226
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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La torre elevada AlQaeda y los orgenes del 11S
2011 - La Torre Elevada Alqaeda Y Los Orgenes Del 11s [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307883001
ISBN-10: 0307883000
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Looming Tower
2007 - The Looming Tower (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780141032337
ISBN-10: 0141032332
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Der Tod wird euch finden
2007 - Der Tod Wird Euch Finden (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9783421043030
ISBN-10: 3421043035
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The Looming Tower Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
2007 - The Looming Tower Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781400030842
ISBN-10: 1400030846
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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God's Favorite
2007 - God's Favorite (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781416562474
ISBN-10: 1416562478
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Looming Tower AlQaeda and the Road to 9/11
2006 - The Looming Tower Alqaeda and the Road to 9/11 [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781400103058
ISBN-10: 1400103053
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

2004 - Warm Snug the History of the Bed [Sutton History Classics] (Paperback)
Gemelos [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
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