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The terrorist trial of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center : a headline court case
Pellowski, Michael.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2003]

Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Examines the trials of Mahmoud Abouhalima, Ramzi Yousef, Mohammad Salameh, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, and others for their roles in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
Smoke, terror, and death -- A plot unravels -- Tracking the terrorists -- Terror on trial -- A worldwide manhunt -- Justice revisited -- The terrorism continues.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.9 3.0 70011.
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KF224.W67 P45 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Years before the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001, they were the target of a terrorist bombing that killed six people and injured many more. Author Michael J. Pellowski describes this horrific event, the manhunt that followed, and the trial of the terrorists, clearly explaining the thorny legal issues involved.

Author Notes

Michael J. Pellowski was born on January 24, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He received a B.A. in kinesiology from Rutgers University in 1971. He has been a full-time professional writer and artist for over 35 years and specializes in sports books, humor, joke and riddle books, juvenile fiction and non-fiction, picture books, comic books, and graphic novels. His works include Wild and Wacky Pet Jokes and Riddles, Joke and Riddle Jackpot, A Little Giant Book: Football Facts, and A Little Giant Book: Weird and Wacky Facts.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-8-A well-balanced look at the events leading up to, during, and after the 1993 bombing. Pellowski describes the incident, the capture and trials of the accused, and the connections between Islamic fundamentalism and terrorist activities. A small section at the end discusses the September 11, 2001, attacks and President Bush's "Most Wanted" list of terrorists. The text is clear and succinct; readers are given a listing of "People with Key Roles" to keep track of all those involved. Black-and-white photographs and an artist's courtroom sketch are included. Overall, this is a solid resource for reports and general information. Charles J. Shields's The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing (Chelsea, 2002) is for older readers.-G. Alyssa Sadler, Highland Township Library, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

1 Smoke, Terror, and Deathp. 7
2 A Plot Unravelsp. 14
3 Islam and Terrorism: A Historyp. 26
4 Tracking the Terroristsp. 40
5 Terror on Trialp. 51
6 A Worldwide Manhuntp. 76
7 Justice Revisitedp. 88
8 The Terrorism Continuesp. 93
Questions for Discussionp. 100
Chronologyp. 101
Chapter Notesp. 103
Glossaryp. 107
Further Reading and Internet Addressesp. 109
Indexp. 110