Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden? Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook
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"Well-written, entertaining and above all informative book" Herald --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Morgan Spurlock is an award-winning writer, producer, and director. His movie Super Size Me is one of the highest-grossing documentaries of all time and earned him an Oscar® nomination, as well as the Best Director prizes at the Sundance and Edinburgh film festivals. He has also produced documentary films, including What Would Jesus Buy? and the acclaimed television show 30 Days, which is in its third season. He currently lives in New York with his wife, Alex. Visit his website at www.WhereIsOBL.com.
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For the past several years I have been a huge supporter of the "war on terror" and the policies of the Bush administration. I watch Fox News daily and listen to O'Reilly, Hannity, and Glenn Beck everyday on the radio.
I have no intention of changing my political leanings or favorites any time soon. However, this book opened my eyes to many issues and perspectives that I had never considered.
This book is a "light read" but very informative and engaging.
This is a timely, well written, clever approach to where the global war on terrorism came from and is headed unless we change directions in a positive and proactive manner.
The interviews the author collects along his journey are thought-provoking. Spurlock raises serious questions as to why we in America don't hear more from those who would truly like to work with the United States to bring about a peaceful resolution of those challenges we face than we do from those whose mantra has thus far proven a calamity of immense proportions.
A soundly written, well researched, oblique approach to where in the world the Global War on Terrorism is headed unless we seek the answers we may not like to hear, and enact new policies and adopt new attitudes in order to bring this particular global war to a meaningful and honorable end.
The final chapter of this book is the most powerful and the most human. In and of itself it reveals how important good choices and right priorities are in this life.
This is a book which presents the present-day socio-political climate without resorting to any jargon. It is one man's attempt to understand how the world has become such a dangerous place in the space of a few decades, and his resulting narrative is also an impassioned appeal for humanizing the enemy, for improving the quality of life of millions of people who struggle just to put food on their tables every day, and the need to use the modern communications we have at our disposal to educate people all over the world. A must read for anybody; I am not a current-affairs buff, but even I enjoyed Mr. Spurlock's reasonable tone, his genuine effort to stay open-minded, and his honest attempt at looking at the world through the eyes of people driven to the extreme, who have gone off the deep end, and resorted to murder and mayhem in order to achieve their objectives.
As someone said earlier it is a shame our own government doesn't put this much effort into getting the pulse of the common Muslim and trying to use different means rather then the methods we have been using and which have failed. Spurlock can be a little to smug for his own good and does like to think he's a quasi-comedian, but he does tell a great story and this book continues in that work. It's a very good, but not perfect, work from Morgan Spurlock.
This book documents his search for Osama Bin Laden, the supposed most wanted man on earth. Through interviews in many different countries, he documents what people believe about jihad - from Muslims of differing varieties, as well as others. He uncovers both truth and lies. He visits people in their homes, oftening sharing meals with them at their insistence.
Morgan Spurlock, the genuis (no, this is NOT being written by his mother or other relative,) does his best to entertwine his personal story of his sometimes dangerous and always thrilling travels, with the views of people from many different backgrounds - people that do and do not believe in the War on Terror. His interviews include those that hate bin Laden and want him dead to those who think bin Laden is just about the best person who ever lived. Spurlock's own opinions are buried so that the results of the interviews are what gets presented.
This book asks whether or not there really is an American campaign to capture bin Laden and bring him to "justice." What would it mean if he ever was arrested? Would it make any difference in the world? Would it make us safer? He also examines the War on Terror by visiting the countries and the people involved on both sides - civillian and military. It asks whether these operations are in anybody's best interest.
He documents bin Ladin's history and visits the places where bin Laden had spent the most time.
I wish I could convey his sense of humor in this review, but to do so, I would have to quote the book itself, which I would rather not do. After all, ripped out of context, the funny stuff might not be that funny.
Spurlock documents his search for the truth about bin Laden in this War on Terror. We all get to ask whether anyone is safer now that America has gotten involved in these conflicts. Are our allies better off? Have we actually helped any Arab nations?
Finally, this book is a good read. As far as I can tell, it is not pro-Muslim or anti-Muslim, pro-war or anti-war, pro-American or anti-American, although it is VERY American to ask tough questions on controversial issues and confront what our country does and says.
Buy it, read it or the terrorists win.
just kidding....lighten up