The Looming Tower

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
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Cover of the first US edition
AuthorLawrence Wright
Cover artistChip Kidd (designer)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreNon-fiction
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf (US)
Publication date
2006
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Pages480
ISBN978-0-375-41486-2
OCLC64592193
973.931 22
LC ClassHV6432.7 .W75 2006

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 is a 2006 non-fiction book by Lawrence Wright, a journalist for The New Yorker. Wright examines the origins of the militant organization Al-Qaeda, the background for various terrorist attacks and how they were investigated, and the events that led to the September 11 attacks.

The book was a New York Times best-seller and won a number of awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. A 10-episode television miniseries adaptation aired in 2018 on Hulu.