Books The Bin Ladens An Arabian Family in the American Century by Steve Coll Hardcover, 671 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $35 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Bin LadensSubtitleAn Arabian Family in the American CenturyAuthorSteve Coll Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Traces the Bin Laden family's rise to power and privilege, describes the diverse lifestyles of the generation to which Osama bin Laden belongs, and discusses their attempts to recover from the effects of September 11. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Biography & Memoir Also by Steve Coll Ghost Wars Private Empire Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Bin Ladens World Steve Coll: The Secret Plans For Kashmir Fresh Air February 24, 2009 Journalist Steve Coll says that India and Pakistan held secret talks over the disputed region of Kashmir in 2006, but that tentative plans for peace have since been abandoned due in part to the political decline of Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf and the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Steve Coll: The Secret Plans For Kashmir Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/101087530/101087583" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Interviews 'The Bin Ladens,' A Complicated Family Tree Fresh Air April 1, 2008 Author Steve Coll details the complicated family history of Osama bin Laden, one of 54 children born to Mohamed bin Laden. The elder bin Laden transformed himself from an illiterate bricklayer into an immensely wealthy and powerful businessman. 'The Bin Ladens,' A Complicated Family Tree Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/89271287/89271452" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Excerpt: 'The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in The American Century' April 1, 2008 Steve Coll's new book is a better-than-fiction multigenerational epic set against Saudi history.