Lawrence Wright Traces the History of Modern Terrorism

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A Kurdish Peshmerga soldier passes by tires set afire days before by ISIL extremists to hinder airstrikesSinjar, Iraq.

New Yorker staff writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright joins us to discuss his latest book, The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State, which examines modern terrorism. He begins with the rise of Al-Qaeda in the 1990s, and takes readers through the ISIS beheadings of journalists and aid workers, to the current fight against ISIS. 

Events:

On August 23 at 7:00 p.m., Lawrence Wright will participate in a panel at The Village Underground (130 W. 3rd Street) "The Underground Debate Series: Is Terrorism a Threat to the American Way of Life? Debating National Security in the Age of Global Terror "

On September 13 at 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Wright will be speaking and signing books at the Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY)