Encyclopedia of Terrorism

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Checkmark Books, 2003 - Political Science - 339 pages
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A definitive guide to terrorism as we remember the September 11, 2001, tragedy.

As recent events such as the Oklahoma City bombing, the attacks of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the ongoing conflict in the Middle East have shown, terrorism is a global scourge. An ever-present reality, it can have devastating effects on governments, societies, businesses, and individuals. Encyclopedia of Terrorism takes an authoritative, even-handed approach to the facts surrounding the most serious and influential cases of modern terrorism.

Written by two well-known experts on the subject, Encyclopedia of Terrorism provides students, researchers, journalists, and policymakers with a complete survey of this rapidly growing problem. More than 300 entries, organized into an easily accessible A-to-Z format, offer thorough treatments of the events, people, organizations, and places that have figured prominently 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 comprehensive volume is a chronology of terrorist events and day-by-day coverage of the first months' response from around the world to September 11, 2001.

Entries include:
  • Aerial hijacking
  • Usama bin Laden
  • Carlos the Jackal
  • Cyber-terrorism
  • Montana Freemen
  • Nuclear terrorism
  • Oklahoma City bombing
  • Sarin gas attacks
  • Unabomber
  • USS Cole.

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Combs (political science, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte;Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century ) and Slann (Introduction to Politics: Governments and Nations in the Twenty-First Century ) offer a ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Cindy Combs" is a professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She teaches classes in Political Violence, International Law, Defense and National Security, and International Environmental Law. She received her undergraduate and master's degrees in Political Science from Appalachian State University and her doctorate from George Washington University, where she was awarded a teaching fellowship.

Martin Slann, Ph.D., Macon State College
Martin Slann has an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Miami and a masterAs degree and doctorate in political science from the University of Connecticut and the University of Georgia, respectively. He is a longtime member of the American Political Science Association and the Midwest Political Science Association. He is a former member and chair of the political science faculty at Clemson University and a former Director of Academic Affairs at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. He is currently the chair of the Division of Social Sciences at Macon State College. Slann is the author or co-author of several publications on terrorism and ethnic conflict. His most recent work, Encyclopedia of Terrorism published by Facts on File, is co-edited with Cindy Combs of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and will appear in its second edition in 2007. He has received awards for advisement excellence at both Clemson and Penn State, where he was the faculty advisor of the Model United Nations (MUN) student program. He has also established an MUN program at Macon State. Hobbies include trying to play tennis, reading political history, and amusing his grandchildren.

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