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Title:
Terrorism : political violence at home and abroad
Author:
Fridell, Ron.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
What is a terrorist? -- Terrorism involving Americans -- How terrorists see the world -- How terrorists operate -- Victims of terrorist attacks -- Tracking down terrorists -- Counterterrorism -- The future of terrorism.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.9 3.0 53732.
ISBN:
9780766016712
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

-- These over-100-page titles present the facts and analyze some of the most controversial topics in today's news.-- Offers excellent and up-to-date information for reports or debates.-- Helps teenagers to begin developing critical thinking skills.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-Similar in scope to Ann Gaines's Terrorism (Chelsea, 1998), this book uses examples of specific incidents to define terms and to amplify principles of terrorist behavior. Actions taken against Americans in this country, and in African and Middle-Eastern countries, are described without overdramatization. Some historical perspective is supplied by descriptions of the activities of the Molly Maguires in the 1860s, of the Ku Klux Klan, of a few major counterculture groups, and of the Irish Republican Army. Details of Timothy McVeigh's planning and execution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing also feature the devastation his actions caused and its effects on human victims. The 1993 World Trade Center bombing, simultaneous bombing of American embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in 1998, and the attack on the U.S.S. Cole in 2000 are highlighted. The involvement of Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network is emphasized in these incidents, thus providing some background information related to the September 2001 events that are too recent to be included here. The index is a bit too compact, requiring one to look under "bombings" for the sites of attacks and "terrorist groups" for various organizations that are not granted separate, alphabetical entries of their own. Detailed chapter notes include references to print and Internet-based resources.-Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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