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NLS: Overseas Outlook

January to June, 2003; Volume 26, Issue 1

New publications from NLS

NLS announces the availability of several new catalogs, available in large print and online at <www.loc.gov/nls/catalogs/index>.

For Younger Readers 2000-2001 is available now in braille and on cassette.

Cassette Books 2002, available now in large print, is an annotated listing of recorded books produced by NLS during 2002, arranged by subject and indexed by author and title.

Braille Books 2001-2002, available now in large print, is an annotated listing of all braille books produced by NLS during the two-year period, arranged by subject and indexed by author and title. Braille Books 2001-2002 will be produced in braille in the near future.

Instructional Cassette Recordings Catalog: Music and Musicians, available now in large print, is an annotated guide to instructional music cassettes available as of July 2002. It is subdivided into eighteen sections by category. This catalog will be produced in an audio edition in the near future.

To order, contact the overseas librarian.

Subscriptions

Readers who subscribe to Newsweek and Readers' Digest should return their subscription renewal notices promptly to the American Printing House for the Blind to receive the magazines without interruption. APH will not automatically renew your subscriptions. If you do not receive the magazines, please inform Mr. Raj so he can reinstate your subscriptions.

Communications

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If you are moving

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Online catalog

When browsing the NLS/BPH online catalog, please understand that holdings belonging to network and other libraries are included. If readers want books from other libraries, we will try to borrow them, but we cannot guarantee their availability.

Minibibliography

Each issue of Overseas Outlook includes a bibliography on a subject that may be of interest to overseas patrons. This issue features a minibibliography on Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. To receive any of these books, complete the order form at the end of the newsletter and return it to the overseas librarian.

Cassette Books

The Age of Terror: America and the World after September 11 edited by Strobe Talbott and Nayan Chanda
RC 53622
Collection of eight essays, edited by co-heads of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, examines the causes and effects of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Discusses Muslim motivations, non-Muslim antecedents, the communication revolution, bioterrorism, post-Cold War politics, and the failure of U.S. intelligence. 2001.

American Jihad: The Terrorists Living among Us by Steven Emerson
RC 54103
Author of The American House of Saud (RC 23745) investigates militant Islamic groups in the United States, including Hamas, Al Qaeda, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization. Presents documentation challenging the legitimacy of some Islamic charities and contends that terrorist infiltration of the country is deep and widespread. 2002.

Among the Heroes: United Flight 93 and the Passengers by Jere Longman
RC 54828
Portrayal of the thirty-seven passengers, two pilots, and five flight attendants who thwarted the terrorists in the skies above Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. Also investigates the motivation behind the four hijackers' destructive path and the possible scenario that caused the plane to crash near Shanksville. Bestseller. 2002.

Bush at War by Bob Woodward
RC 55015
Reconstructs the inner workings of the White House following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Draws on interviews with the principal power brokers--George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, and Donald Rumsfeld--to recreate the processes by which decisions were reached to bomb Afghanistan and confront Iraq. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2002.

The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot and Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It by John Miller and Michael Stone
RC 54920
Investigative reporters (John Miller interviewed Osama bin Laden in 1998) chronicle the investigation of Islamist terrorist cells by police, the FBI, and the CIA, begun in the late 1980s. Highlights how political concerns that followed the 1993 World Trade Center bombing contributed to the failure to deter the militants. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2002.

Firehouse by David Halberstam
RC 54444
Account of the New York City firefighters from Engine 40, Ladder 35, who responded to the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Of the thirteen men on duty only one survived. Bestseller. 2002.

Heart of a Soldier: A Story of Love, Heroism, and September 11th by James B. Stewart
RC 55549
Pulitzer Prize-winning author relates the life of Rick Rescorla, security director of Morgan Stanley at New York's World Trade Center, who helped rescue thousands during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack before losing his life. His wife, Susan; army comrade Han Hill; and his coworkers pay tribute to his courage. Strong language. 2002.

Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden by Peter L. Bergen
RC 53623
A journalist for CNN who interviewed Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan in 1997 investigates Al Qaeda, the Islamic terrorist organization. Describes its objectives, its past crimes including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and its worldwide reach. Traces bin Laden's past and his relationship to the Taliban. Bestseller. 2001.

Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror by Rohan Gunaratna
RC 54682
Scrutinizes this worldwide terrorist organization and its theater of operations country by country. Examines Al Qaeda's reach, strategic and tactical threat, mind-set, and messianic culture. Suggests ways for the international community to counter the movement. Based on five years of interviews, research, and travel. 2002.

Last Man Down: A Firefighter's Story of Survival and Endurance by Richard Picciotto
RC 54321
Fire chief Richard &quot;Pitch&quot; Picciotto of the Eleventh Battalion describes being trapped in the north tower of the World Trade Center of September 11, 2001, when it collapsed. Relates how he and other firefighters dug their way out when they realized rescue was nearly impossible. Strong language. 2002.

Leadership by Rudolph W. Giuliani
RC 55051
Drawing on anecdotes from his experiences as a trial lawyer and federal prosecutor, Giuliani describes the strategies and qualities that enabled him to spearhead New York City's revitalization during eight years as mayor. Also details his role during the catastrophic September 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2002.

Let's Roll! Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage by Lisa Beamer
RC 54895
The widow of Todd Beamer, who led his fellow passengers against the terrorists on September 11, 2001, on Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania, describes her late husband's life. Todd, a devout Christian family man, was raised with some traditional values that enabled him to risk his life for others. Bestseller. 2002.

Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World after September 11, 2001 by Thomas L. Friedman
RC 54937
Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign-affairs journalist for the New York Times presents his columns and diary entries concerning the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and their aftermath. This &quot;word album&quot;covers his experiences and encounters with people in Afghanistan, Israel, Europe, Indonesia, and Saudi Arabia. Bestseller. 2002.

Love, Greg &Lauren by Greg Manning
RC 54052
A World Trade Center burn victim's recovery, told in her husband's day-by-day account that &quot;began as e-mails advising our friends on Lauren's condition; it grew into a diary of our lives.&quot;Lauren Manning, mother of a ten-month-old, was burned over 82 percent of her body but left the hospital ninety days later. Bestseller. 2002.

The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama bin Laden, and the Future of T errorism by Simon Reeve
RC 52900
British journalist traces the capture of Pakistan-born Muslim extremist Ramzi Yousef, who masterminded the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, among other crimes. Examines Yousef's relationship to Osama bin Laden, the creation of the Al Qaeda terrorist network, and the dangers of jihad against the West. 1999.

Osama bin Laden: A War against the West by Elaine Landau
RC 53882
Biography of the &quot;world's most dangerous terrorist&quot;and an account of his radical Islamic view of the world. Traces the early life of the millionaire from Saudi Arabia and his gradual involvement with Muslim organizations that led to a jihad against the West. For junior and senior high readers. 2002.

Reaping the Whirlwind: The Taliban Movement in Afghanistan by Michael Griffin
RC 52901
Analyzes the nature of politics and tribal rivalries in Afghanistan when the U.S.S.R. retreated in 1989 and Muslim fundamentalists assumed power. Summarizes the rise of the Taliban rulers through the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen. Discusses American failure to recognize the threat of Osama bin Laden's network. 2001.

Relentless Pursuit: The DSS and the Manhunt for the Al Qaeda by Samuel M. Katz
RC 54693
Author of The Hunt for the Engineer (RC 49726) investigates the law enforcement agency of the U.S. Department of State, the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). Describes efforts to find Islamic radicals responsible for assaults on Americans and American interests, including the bombings of embassies in Africa and two World Trade Center attacks. 2002.

Report from Ground Zero by Dennis Smith
RC 54031
Retired New York City firefighter and author of Report from Engine Co. 82 (RC 48762) reports on the heroic rescue efforts that took place at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the following months. Includes eyewitness accounts from firefighters, police, and emergency personnel. Bestseller. 2002.

Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid
RC 52899
Journalist with twenty years' experience covering Afghanistan discusses the origin and rise of the Taliban and its fundamentalist concepts of Islam regarding gender and drugs. Explains the importance of Afghanistan's energy resources for the region and the country's problems with smuggling, civil war, and lack of social services. 2000.

The Taliban: War, Religion, and the New Order in Afghanistan by Peter Marsden
RC 48185
Examines the beliefs and policies of the Taliban and their rise to power. Traces the history of other radical movements in area. Discusses the gender issue and how it affects interactions of the Taliban with the international community. Considers foreign support and opposition to the group. 1998.

Understanding September 11th: Answering Questions about the Attack by Mitch Fran
RC 55391
Explains the historical and religious issues that motivated terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. Includes information on Islam, the Taliban, and Osama bin Laden; the significance of the Middle East and Afghanistan; and the changes in America since the attacks. For grades 6-9. 2002.

911: The Book of Help by Michael Cart
RC 55414
A collection of essays, poems, and short fiction by authors of books for young adults in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Includes &quot;A Candlelight Vigil at the Fireman's Monument,&quot; where Russell Freedman and his neighbors pray at a nearby landmark. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2002.

9.11.01: Terrorists Attack the U.S. by Patrick Lalley
RC 54689
Describes the horror of the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center and the events leading up to it. Discusses the history of the New York City landmark, extremist Islamic fundamentalism, and America's reactions to terrorism. For grades 4-7. 2002.

Braille

The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot and Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It by John Miller and Michael Stone
BR 14392
Investigative reporters (John Miller interviewed Osama bin Laden in 1998) chronicle the investigation of Islamist terrorist cells by police, the FBI, and the CIA, begun in the late 1980s. Highlights how political concerns that followed the 1993 World Trade Center bombing contributed to the failure to deter the militants. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2002.

Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman
BR 15004
A fireboat launched in 1931 is retired after many years fighting fires along the Hudson River on New York City's West Side. Some friends restore the old John J. Harvey for pleasure, and it is ready to work when its services are needed on September 11, 2001. Print/Braille. For grades K-3. 2002.

Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden by Peter L. Bergen
BR 14070
A journalist for CNN who interviewed Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan in 1997 investigates Al Qaeda, the Islamic terrorist organization. Describes its objectives, its past crimes including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and its worldwide reach. Traces bin Laden's past and his relationship to the Taliban. Bestseller. 2001.

Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror by Rohan Gunaratna
BR 14262
Scrutinizes this worldwide terrorist organization and its theater of operations country by country. Examines Al Qaeda's reach, strategic and tactical threat, mind-set, and messianic culture. Suggests ways for the international community to counter the movement. Based on five years of interviews, research, and travel. 2002.

Let's Roll! Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage by Lisa Beamer
BR 14374
The widow of Todd Beamer, who led his fellow passengers against the terrorists on September 11, 2001, on Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania, describes her late husband's life. Todd, a devout Christian family man, was raised with some traditional values that enabled him to risk his life for others. Bestseller. 2002.

The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama bin Laden, and the Future of Terrorism by Simon Reeve
BR 13625
British journalist traces the capture of Pakistan-born Muslim extremist Ramzi Yousef, who masterminded the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, among other crimes. Examines Yousef's relationship to Osama bin Laden, the creation of the Al Qaeda terrorist network, and the dangers of jihad against the West. 1999.

The Taliban: War, Religion, and the New Order in Afghanistan by Peter Marsden
BR 13624
Examines the beliefs and policies of the Taliban and their rise to power. Traces the history of other radical movements in area. Discusses the gender issue and how it affects interactions of the Taliban with the international community. Considers foreign support and opposition to the group. 1998.

Understanding September 11th: Answering Questions about the Attack by Mitch Fran
BR 14471
Explains the historical and religious issues that motivated terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. Includes information on Islam, the Taliban, and Osama bin Laden; the significance of the Middle East and Afghanistan; and the changes in America since the attacks. For grades 6-9. 2002.

9.11.01: Terrorists Attack the U.S. by Patrick Lalley
BR 14264
Describes the horror of the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center and the events leading up to it. Discusses the history of the New York City landmark, extremist Islamic fundamentalism, and America's reactions to terrorism. For grades 4-7. 2002.

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