Praise for the previous edition:
"Focused on a timely topic, this volume is a good companion to the news for the general reader...a useful addition to most reference collections and is recommended for public, high-school, and academic libraries."—Booklist
"...comprehensive...when patrons need information on cyberterrorism, the Oklahoma City bombing, biological and chemical weapons, the IRA, and a wide range of topics, this tome is worth the asking price..."—School Library Journal
"...helpful to those seeking some basic, timely information about terrorism, and as a starting point for more substantial research on aspects of terrorism."—American Reference Books Annual
The ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and the bombings overseas have shown that—despite the "War on Terror"—terrorism is still very much a part of daily life for many individuals. Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Revised Edition provides students, researchers, journalists, and policymakers with a complete survey of what seems to be an intractable problem. More than 350 entries organized in an easily accessible, A-to-Z format offer comprehensive treatments of the events, people, organizations, and places that have played a major role in international terrorism. Each entry is placed within its appropriate historical context to help readers understand the wide-ranging motivations behind terrorist actions. Also included in this timely volume is a chronology of terrorist events that have occurred since 1945.
New and updated entries include:
- Army of God
- Beslan school hostage crisis
- Osama bin Laden
- Biological agents
- Conventional terrorist weapons
- Department of Homeland Security
- Egyptian Islamic Jihad
- Financing of terrorism
- Saddam Hussein
- Ansar al-Islam
- Madrid train bombings
- Militias in the United States
- The 9/11 Commission Report
- Oklahoma City bombing
- USA PATRIOT Act
- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Black-and-white photographs. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references. Chronology. Graphs.
About the Author(s)
Cindy C. Combs holds a Ph.D. in political science from George Washington University and currently teaches at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. She is the author of Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century and has lectured on terrorism around the world.
Martin Slann received a doctorate in political science from the University of Georgia and currently teaches at Macon State College. He is the author of several books, including American Government in Comparative Perspective and Violence and Terrorism.