The Books listed below are about Khobar Towers

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My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror by Louis J. Freeh

September 15, 2005    Out of print but available on amazon.com Used 

 

Louis Freeh led the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1993 to 2001, through some of the most tumultuous times in its long history. This is the story of a life in law enforcement, and of one man’s determined struggle to strengthen and reform the FBI while ensuring its freedom from political interference.

Bill Clinton called Freeh a “law enforcement legend” when he nominated him as FBI Director. The good feelings would not last. Going toe-to-toe with his boss during the scandal-plagued ‘90s, Freeh fought hard to defend his agency from political interference and to protect America from the growing threat of international terrorism. When Clinton later called that appointment the worst one he had made as president, Freeh considered it “a badge of honor.”

This is Freeh’s entire story, from his Catholic upbringing in New Jersey to law school, the FBI training academy, his career as a US District attorney and as a federal judge, and finally his eight years as the nation’s top cop. This is the definitive account of American law enforcement in the run-up to September 11. Freeh is clear-eyed, frank, the ultimate realist, and he offers resolute vision for the struggles ahead.

Chapter 1 is about the Khobar Towers investigation and Louis Freeh's personal involvment.

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Khobar Towers: Tragedy and Response by Perry D. Jamieson and C. R. Anderegg

2008   Out of print but available on amazon.com Used

Discusses the terrorist truck bombing of Khobar Towers that occurred in Saudi Arabia on June 25, 1996. Nineteen American servicemen were killed and many people were injured. 

The terrorists struck in the dead of the night and in a land far from the United States. The Khobar Towers bombing, which took place at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 1996, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killed nineteen U.S. airmen and wounded hundreds of others. It foreshadowed the even more destructive terrorist attacks that followed a few years later.

Khobar Towers: Tragedy and Response is the first book-length treatment of its subject. A detailed narrative that provides the background of this terrible event, it relates the history of the Khobar Towers housing complex and of the U.S. deployments to Dhahran. Khobar Towers vividly recounts the story of the brutal terrorist attack and its aftermath, and ends with a description of the monuments to the airmen who died in the bombing.

While surveying the entire history of the bombing, this book focuses on the medical and other support that the airmen received. Khobar Towers tells, often in the young veterans' own words, how they responded to a sudden attack and took care of one another.

They also received aid from others: in Saudi Arabia, Germany, and the United States, caregivers of many nationalities helped them. On bases in Florida and elsewhere across the country, Air Force members and their civilian neighbors supported the families of those who survived the bombing, of those who were wounded, and of those whose lives were cut short. While Khobar Towers relates a tragic episode in American military history, it also tells an inspiring story about the resilience of the human spirit.  

Book Description:

The Politics of Angels by Dari Bradley

   Out of print but available on amazon.com Used

Mrs. Bradley's historic journey with Angels is an incredible story that began after the loss of her nephew, Airman Joseph Rimkus, in the June 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The Angels, and Dari, successfully led the US House of Representatives to pass HR200, legislation that was an important turning point for America's military. HR200 has passed three different times since its introduction by the House National Security Committee! Dari's dad, the late Dr. Edward O'Donnell, was an instrumental Cold War Ph.D. physicist who was nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction. Distinguished nomination supporters include U.S. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison, Bill Nelson, and Bob Graham. The Politics of Angels involves Presidents Bush and Clinton, US Congressmen, governors, terrorism, the Cold War, the Trident Missile, the US House of Representatives and one Mrs. Dari Bradley. A determined American patriot, she is also a folk comedian, entertainer and stay-at-home mom.

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Tragedy To Triumph: A Terrorist Attack Survivor Story by Paul Blais 

   Out of print but available on amazon.com Used

Paul was born overseas in 1970, a military child. Raised in that environment, it was no surprise when he enlisted for service in 1991. A federally licensed pilot since 1990, Paul jumped at the opportunity, excited at having the chance to fly for the military and for his country. He took the job, received his training, and was sent to Saudi Arabia. It was there that he fell victim to the anti-American terrorist bombing of Khobar Towers in 1996, rendering him comatose. Since that tragic day, Paul has persevered. This is Paul’s story, how he ascended from tragedy to triumph, and the tribulations he experienced in between.

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The Story of a Lifetime

 

The book "The Story of a Lifetime" is now available as a downloadable Adobe PDF document. The book is dedicated to the memory of Master Sergeant Michael G. Heiser and the 18 other airmen who lost their lives in the Khobar Towers Bombing. This book was originally published in June, 2003 for family members and close friends. The book can be downloaded for free from this web site. Acrobat Reader 3.0 or higher is required to read the files.

   Fran and Gary Heiser  

Book Contents

Content  Cover, Dedication, Preface and Table of Contents (286 KB)
Section 1 The Early Years - Birth through Graduation (4,282 KB)
Section 2 The Early Military Years - Graduation to Desert Shield (5,983 KB)
Section 3 Mature Military - Desert Storm and Career Highlights (8,130 KB)
Section 4 The Day our World Stood Still - News Articles and coverage of Three Funerals (16,309 KB)
Section 5 Continuing that First Year - Letters and press stories (6,391 KB)
Section 6 Khobar Towers The Building - Pictures and related articles (4,664 KB) 
Section 7 The Memorials - Coverage of most of the major memorials (9,506 KB)
Section 8 Fifth Anniversary (1,935 KB) 
Section 9 Nineteen Heroes (681 KB) 
Section10 The Legal Process and Indictments (3,215 KB) 
Appendix A Home away from Home (162 KB)
Appendix B Fallen Friend Medallion (568 KB)
Appendix C Whit Peters bio  (282 KB) 
Appendix D The MGH Foundation   (2,064 KB)
Appendix E Miscellaneous writings (2,615 KB)

 

 

Remembering Joshua, The Book

 

The book, Remembering Joshua, is dedicated to the memory of Airman 1st Class Joshua Edward Woody and the 18 other airmen who lost their lives in the Khobar Towers Bombing and is based on the "joshuawoody.com" web site.

The book contains memories and photos of the good times we shared with Josh, as friends and family as well as some of the news articles and memorials related to the bombing and its aftermath. Some of the news stories are about Josh and Corning High School Football, while other news stories are about the Khobar Towers bombing and the events that followed locally and nationally.

 

A special chapter is dedicated to Nineteen Heroes, victims of the Khobar Towers bombing.

 

After almost five years of frustration, an indictment was issued on June 23, 2001 naming 14 individuals and strongly pointing towards the nation of Iran. A copy of the indictment is included as Appendix F in the book.

 

This book was originally published in October, 2001 for family members and close friends. The book is now available in Adobe PDF document form and can be downloaded for free from this web site. Acrobat Reader 3.0 or higher is required to read the files.

   George and Bernie Beekman 

Remembering Joshua (11,250 KB) SEE NOTE!

NOTE: You can also download individual parts of the book by selecting the downloads listed below and following the down load instruction. If you download all of downloads below and assemble them in the order they are listed you will have the complete book.

Book Contents

Content  Cover, Dedication, Preface and Table of Contents (121 KB)
Chapter 1 Remembering Joshua (391 KB)
Chapter 2 The Corning Cardinals (31 KB)
Chapter 3 Local Newspaper Articles - Corning California Area (441 KB)
Chapter 4 Other Newspaper Articles (312 KB)
Chapter 5 The Investigation (37 KB)
Chapter 6 Lions 1996 All Star Football Game (208 KB)
Chapter 7 Memorial Day (9 KB)
Chapter 8 Nineteen Heroes (351 KB)
Chapter 9 The Memorials (3,314 KB)
Chapter10 Khobar Towers, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (336 KB)
Appendix A Corning, California Maps (174 KB)
Appendix B Josh's web site guest book entries  (31 KB)
Appendix C Pictures - Remembering Joshua  (1,151 KB) 
Appendix D House Concurrent Resolution 161 (7 KB)
Appendix E A Tribute to Joshua Edward Woody   (324 KB)
Appendix F The Federal Indictment  (3,670 KB)