"The most comprehensive and up-to-date work available on this subject...Essential for all academic and larger public libraries."
"It is rare to find a reference volume both as timely and as well done as this effort. Considering the importance of its subject, its global and historical coverage, and its value to researchers, students, the general reader, and law enforcement, this book is a must for every library."
--REFERENCE & USER SERVICES QUARTERLY, AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
"This outstanding work on terrorism accomplishes something that no other book has. The Encyclopedia of Terrorism is not only comprehensive, but accessible and brilliantly organized. It is the most important reference piece available, on the most compelling topic of our times, written by the foremost no-nonsense expert in the business. A must read for citizen and practitioner alike."
--Professor Brian Levin, Director, Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism California State University, San Bernardino
"Kushner has gathered the type of information for which teen researchers are clamoring: biographies of key individuals, the histories of various terrorist groups both foreign and domestic, and a full discussion of specific incidents. . . . This work is ideal for libraries looking for a one-volume reference on this timely topic."
--SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
The Encyclopedia of Terrorism presents authoritative coverage of what is currently one of the world's most important topics. With more than 300 articles, the Encyclopedia provides detailed discussions of the who, what, where, when, and why of terrorism. Up-to-date and timely, the articles cover such topics as Al-Qaeda, biological terrorism, extremism, Saddam Hussein, jihad, Zacarias Moussaoui, and suicide bombers. Its concise, readable format and detailed chronology, photographs, maps, and charts make this an essential reference.
An internationally recognized expert on terrorism, Harvey Kushner has studied terrorism for more than three decades. He serves as a consultant on terrorism for an array of governmental and private agencies. In addition, his commentary appears regularly on Fox National News, CNN, the British Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, Voice of America, and in articles in Reuters, The Associated Press, the Washington Post, and other newspapers and magazines worldwide. His expertise ensures that the entries, including contributions by other authorities in the field, are of the highest quality.
- More than 300 authoritative, in-depth articles
- Extensive, balanced coverage of terrorist groups (such as the IRA), key events (including September 11), people, terms, and statistics, as well as biographical, historical, and geographical information
- Cross-references to related entries at the end of each article
- Comprehensive, global coverage
- Valuable appendices include: list of government organizations, list of terrorist organizations, list of well known female terrorists, detailed list of further readings
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