The Austin American-Statesman Selects.....

BookPeople is proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman for their monthly Statesman Selects program. Each month, BookPeople will highlight the Statesman’s top recommended read for Austin. September's pick is The Terror Years by Lawrence Wright. Wright will join us here at BookPeople Monday, September 19 at 7PM to speak and sign his book. Pick up a copy of the Statesman on Sunday, September 11 to read their review of the book!

Terror Years by Lawrence Wright

Pulitzer Prize Award-winning author Lawrence Wright's latest book, The Terror Years, pulls together a collection of his work focusing on the recent history of terrorism, from the rise of al-Qaeda in the '90s to the dangers journalists and aid workers face from ISIS today. He's one of the experts on Mid-East terrorism and writes about it compellingly for the New Yorker. 

"Wright displays his top-notch reporting in stories about a disintegrating Syria, the never-ending conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians, the faith-based beliefs that undergird al-Qaida and the Islamic State group, and the massive failures of American intelligence agencies . . . Yet more great work from a dedicated journalist." -Kirkus Reviews


LAWRENCE WRIGHT is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of eight previous books of nonfiction, including The Looming Tower, Going Clear, andThirteen Days in September, and one novel. His books have received many prizes and honors, including a Pulitzer Prize. He is also a playwright and screenwriter. He and his wife are longtime residents of Austin, Texas. 


The Terror Years: From Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385352055
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 23rd, 2016