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Title:
Terrorism in America
Author:
Andryszewski, Tricia, 1956-
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Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : The Millbrook Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations 24 cm.
Summary:
An account of the September 11 attacks in the United States, with a discussion of the war on terrorism, anthrax attacks, and new security measures put into place since that day.
Language:
English
Contents:
Ch. 1. Terrorism in America's past -- Ch. 2. Terror comes to America: the 1993 World Trade Center bombing -- Ch. 3. Home-grown terrorism -- Ch. 4. New attacks on Americans abroad -- Ch. 5. After September 11 -- Ch. 6. Fighting terrorism in America.
ISBN:
9780761328032
Format :
Book

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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-10. This title in the Headliners series opens with a very brief prologue about the attacks on September 11, but then widens to an overview of terrorism in and against America. Sections about terrorism in the past refer to domestic groups--among them, the KKK, the Black Panthers, and the Weather Underground--and attacks on foreign soil against Americans, such as the Iran hostage crisis in 1979. The 1993 World Trade Center bombing gets its own small chapter, followed by a look at recent attacks on Americans overseas. Unfortunately, the coverage is too brief and sometimes misleadingly simplistic. Also, the large, slim, photo-filled format seems targeted to a much younger age than the text; advanced terminology (market-driven and rogue state, for example) isn't defined or explained. But with its broad focus, the book may be useful as a catalyst for research and discussion, helping to put September 11 into context. The final chapter raises provocative questions about fighting terrorism while maintaining civil rights in an open society. A chronology and a listing of further readings are appended. --Gillian Engberg


School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-The attacks of September 11, 2001, quickly dated most libraries' already small collections on the subject. Andryszewski deals with the day in her prologue and later in a chapter on the al-Qaeda network. In between, she covers, among other things, the KKK, the Black Panthers, the Weather Underground, the Iran hostage crisis, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and the Militia movement. Nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons are also briefly discussed. The conclusion takes homeland security as far as October 2001, including mention of the challenge of balancing freedom with safety. The full-color photographs, further reading list, and index are adequate. A helpful historical overview of a troubling topic.-Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Terrorism in America's past
Ch. 2 Terror comes to America: the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
Ch. 3 Home-grown terrorism
Ch. 4 New attacks on Americans abroad
Ch. 5 After September 11
Ch. 6 Fighting terrorism in America