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Author Mickolus, Edward F., author

Title The 50 worst terrorist attacks / by Edward F. Mickolus and Susan L. Simmons
Published Santa Barbara, CA : Praeger Security International, [2014]
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Contents Introduction -- The 1960s -- The 1970s -- The 1980s -- The 1990s -- The 2000s -- The 2010s -- The worst 51-68 -- Unsuccessful attempts
Summary During the last 50 years, the world has seen the rise of a particularly virulent threat to international order -- terrorist attacks. The theory and several methods of terrorism have long histories, arguably tracing to the Old Testament with the first political assassination; however, the use of terrorism by nonstate actors on so grand a scale is a comparatively recent phenomenon. The authors have written several volumes chronicling transnational terrorism, and have often been asked to rank events according to most important, worst, deadliest, or an alternative superlative. As a global community, we are so awash in terrorism -- through news, academic articles, government reports, fiction and nonfiction books, films, and television shows -- that we are at risk of accepting a general climate of terrorism in which we stop recognizing the individual acts and stop feeling for the reality of the victims. To end terrorism, we must not become inured to terrorist acts. This book attempts to direct attention again to individual acts by listing the most important terrorist attacks in history by year within each decade from 1960 to 2013, including the incidents, key actors involved, victims, and government responses. Both domestic and international terrorist attacks are examined within security and political contexts to shed light on how the events unfolded
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from title screen (PSI, viewed August 12, 2014)
Subject Terrorism -- History -- 20th century.
Terrorism -- History -- 21st century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Simmons, Susan L., author
ISBN 1440828288 (electronic bk.)
9781440828287 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Fifty worst terrorist attacks