The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century with Steve Coll in conversation with Mike Shuster.
The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the bestseller Ghost Wars presents the story of the Bin Laden family's rise to power and privilege, revealing how American influences changed the family and how one member's rebellion changed America- Los Angeles Public Library
This program is part of the Los Angeles Public Library's ALOUD speakers and authors program.
Steve Coll is President and CEO of New America Foundation, and a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine. Previously he spent 20 years as a foreign correspondent and senior editor at The Washington Post, serving as the paper's managing editor from 1998 to 2004.
He is the author of six books, including The Deal of the Century: The Break Up of AT&T (1986); The Taking of Getty Oil (1987); Eagle on the Street, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the SEC's battle with Wall Street (with David A. Vise, 1991); On the Grand Trunk Road: A Journey into South Asia (1994), Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (2004); and forthcoming in 2008, The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century.
Mike Shuster is a diplomatic correspondent and a roving foreign correspondent for National Public Radio in the United States.