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Infernal Machine A History of Terrorism

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ISBN-10: 1595584080

ISBN-13: 9781595584083

Edition: 2007

Authors: Matthew Carr

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A highly accessible account of the history of terrorism that places 9/11 and al-Qaeda in historical context. Today, political violence has become the scourge of our world and terrorism is routinely described as a uniquely modern evil. Yet however unprecedented in scope the new terrorist organizations might appear, Matthew Carr argues in this definitive history of terrorism that they are merely offshoots of a spectacular bombing in 1881: the assassination of Tsar Nicholas II by terrorists...or were they freedom fighters? Thus begins a narrative of extraordinary sweep thatPublishers Weeklycalled "engrossing, unsettling" and the Boston Globe praised as "brave and wise" and "a book for the…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 10/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 410
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342

Prologue: The Bomb in the Baby Carriage
The Hero Takes the Stage
Anarchists and Dynamitards
Terror and Resistance
Freedom Fighters
The Romance of the Urban Guerrilla
The Revolutionary Festival
The Terrorist Decades
The Dawn of International Terrorism
The First War on Terror
The Armies of God
Waiting for Catastrophe
A Raid on the Path: 9/11 and the War on Terror
Epilogue: In a Time of Terror
Selected bibliography