Al Qaeda Declares War: The African Embassy Bombings and America’s Search for Justice
Tod HoffmanE-book: $24.99
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Hoffman . . . presents a successful, suggestive, and significantly overlooked operation in the U.S. war on terrorism. . . . Hoffman focuses on the motives of the accused and the nature of their organization. . . . More significant, however, is Hoffman’s assertion that America’s legal system was adaptable and effective while maintaining respect for the defendants’ dignity and rights, which the author repeatedly contrasts with politicians’ post-9/11 fear-driven abandonment of ‘their moral obligation to the Constitution.’
Hoffman possesses a solid command of his material and conveys the secretive nature of espionage agencies with a novelist’s panache.
Hoffman is a skilled writer . . . [and] allows you to experience the isolation, the fear, the adrenaline, the disappointment, and the huge responsibility weighing on the shoulders of all of his characters.
[Hoffman] does a great service to historians by collecting and distilling personal interviews with individuals who were there, depositions, and court transcripts. Al Qaeda Declares War is a book from which to launch research projects and productive discussions.
TOD HOFFMAN was an officer with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service for eight years. He is the author, most recently, of The Spy Within: Larry Chin and China’s Penetration of the CIA.