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Bill Loehfelm Biography

Personal, Addresses, Career, Writings, Sidelights


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Freelance journalist and writer in New Orleans, LA; teaching assistant in English, University of New Orleans.

Osama Bin Laden ("Heroes and Villains" series), Lucent Books (San Diego, CA), 2003.

Bill Loehfelm is a journalist and educator in New Orleans who specializes in that city's vibrant music scene. His book Osama Bin Laden attempts to explain the life of an international terrorist to early readers. Loehfelm gives details of Bin Laden's early life and his dedication to the most radical forms of Islam. The book also explores the founding of al-Qaeda and how Bin Ladin A volume from the "Heroes and Villians" biography series, Osama bin Laden tracks the reasons for Bin Laden's religious fanaticism and his role as a leader of al-Qaeda as well as outlining the acrimonious relationship between the United States and the Middle East. has inspired a generation of young fighters to give their lives for his agenda. Osama Bin Ladin is an entry in the "Heroes and Villains" series published by Lucent Books. As John Peters noted in School Library Journal, "few readers are likely to sleep easily" after reading about this zealot's power and the scope of his influence.

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School Library Journal, July, 2003, John Peters, review of Osama Bin Ladin, p. 144.

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