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Steve Coll in Conversation with Leonard Lopate at the 92nd Street Y

The Bin Ladens
Written by: Steve Coll
Narrated by: Leonard Lopate
Length: 1 hr and 11 mins

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The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, The New Yorker writer Steve Coll discusses his most recent book, The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century. Coll talks to David Remnick, the editor in chief of The New Yorker.
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Steve Coll, longtime writer for the New Yorker magazine and Pulitzer Prize winner, is one of the world’s leading authorities on Arab-American politics, with a special interest in terrorism and counterterrorism. In 2008 he wrote The Bin Ladens: an Arabian Family in the American Century, a family biography that necessarily delves into vast wealth, political interconnectedness, and their black sheep of a son, Osama.

In this edition of Live at the 92nd Street Y, Coll speaks with interviewer Leonard Lopate about Osama Bin Laden and the world, family, religion, and wealth that produced him.

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