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Select Reading List on Terrorism

 Nonfiction (for new books added to the list check New and Noteworthy and forthcoming works that should hit bookstores by the end of the summer.)

James A. Aho. The Politics of Righteousness: Idaho Christian Patriotism. 1990.

      This Thing of Darkness: A Sociology of the Enemy. 1994.

Tariq Ali. The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity. 2002.

Anonymous. Through Our Enemies' Eyes. 2003.

Paul Aussaresses. The Battle for the Casbah: Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Algeria. 200

Paul Avrich. The Haymarket Tragedy. 1984.

       . Sacco and Vanzetti: The Anarchist Background.  1991.

       . The Russian Anarchists. 1967.

       . The Modern School Movement. 1980.

 Benjamin R. Barber. Jihad vs. MacWorld: Terrorism’s Challenge to Democracy. 2001.

Michael Barkun. Religion and the Racist Right: The Origins of Christianity. 1994.

 Tom Barry. Guerilla Days in Ireland: A Personal Account of the Anglo-Irish War. 1991.

 Peter L. Bergen. Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden. 2001.

Paul Berman. Terror and Liberalism. 2003.

 James H. Billington. Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith. 1980.

 Yossef  Bodansky. Target America: Terrorism in the U.S. Today. 1993.

 Mark Bowden. Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World’s Greatest Outlaw. 2001.

 Andrew Boyd. Holy War in Belfast: A History of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. 1969.

Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquie. Forbidden Truth: U.S.-Taliban Secret Oil Diplomacy adn the failed Hunt for Bin Laden. 2002.

Vera Broido. Apostles Into Terrorists. 1977.

 Richard Butler. The Greatest Threat: Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction. 2000.

 Caleb Carr. The Lessons of Terror. 2002.

Noam Chomsky. 9-11. 2001.

 Tom Clancy. Shadow Warriors: Inside the Special Forces. 2002.

 James W. Clarke. American Assassins: The Darker Side of Politics. 1982.

new.gif (2881 bytes)Richard Clarke. Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terrorism. 2004.

James Coates. Armed and Dangerous: The Rise of the Survivalist Right. 1987.

new.gif (2881 bytes)Steve Coll. Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, Bin Laden, From the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001. 2004.

 Au Kai Collins. My Jihad. 2002.

 Gerry Conlon. In The Name of The Father. 1993.

 Tim Pat Coogan. The IRA: A History. 1993.

       . Michael Collins: The Man Who Made Ireland. 1992.

       . On The Blanket: The Inside Story of the IRA Prisoners' "Dirty" Protest. 1997.

      . The Troubles: Ireland's Ordeal 1966-1996 and the Search for Peace. 1996.

Vincent Coppola. Dragon of God: Journey Through Far-Right America. 1996.

Isaac Cronin. Confronting Fear: A History of Terrorism. 2002.

Morris Dees. Gathering Storm: America's Militia Threat. 1996.

Nelson DeMille. Night Fall. 2004.

Peter De Rosa. Rebels: The Irish Rising of 1916. 1990.

Christopher Dobson. The Carlos Complex: A Study in Terror.  1977.

Christopher Dobson and Ronald Payne. The Neverending War: Terrorism in the 1980s. 1987..

Steve Emerson. American Jihad: The Terrorist Living Among Us. 2002.

Richard English. Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA. 2003.

John L. Esposito. Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam. 2002.

Raphel S. Ezekiel. The Racist Mind: Portraits of American Neo-Nazis and Klansmen. 1995.

John Follain. Jackal: The Complete Story of the Legendary Terrorist Carlos the Jackal. 1998.

Franklin L. Ford. Political Murder: From Tyrannicide to Terrorism. 1985.

Richard A. Falkenrath. America’s Achilles’ Heel  1998.

Thomas Gallagher. Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847. 1982.

Carlotta Gall and Thomas de Waal. Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus. 1998.

Tony Geraghty. The Irish War. 1998.

Anna Geifman. Thou Shalt Kill: Revolutionary Terrorism in Russia,1894-1917. 1993.

Abbott Gleason. Young Russia: The Genesis of Russian Radicalism  in the 1860s. 1980.

Lester W. Grau. Supporting `Carlos The Jackal'. 1992.

Melissa Fay Greene. The Temple Bombing., 1996.

Rohan Gunaratna. Inside al-Qaeda: Global Network of Terror. 2002.

Mark S. Hamm. Apocalypse in Oklahoma: Waco and Ruby Ridge Revenged. 1997.

Peter Harclederode. Fighting Dirty. 2001.

Harry Henderson. Global Terrorism: The Complete Reference Guide. 2001.

James F. Hodge, Jr. ed. How Did This Happen? Terrorism and the New War.  2001.

Bruce Hoffman. Inside Terrorism. 1998.

Alistair Horne. A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962. 1977.

Hala Jaber. Hezbollah: Born with a Vengeance. 1997

Roland Jacquard. In the Name of Osama bin Laden. 2002.

Stephen Jones. Others Unknown: The Oklahoma City Bombing Case and onspiracy. 1998.

Samuel M. Katz. Relentless Pursuit. 2002.

Kevin Kenny. Making Sense of the Molly Maguires.  1998. 

Anthony Lake. 6 Nightmares: Real Threats in a Dangerous World and How American Can Meet Them. 2000.

new.gif (2881 bytes)Peter Lance. 100 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI. 2003.

new.gif (2881 bytes)Elinor Langer. A Hundred Little Hitlers: The Death of a Black Man, The Trial of a White Racist, and the Rise of the Neo-Nazi Movement in America. 2003.

Walter Laqueur. The Age of Terrorism. 1987.

     . The New Terrorism: Fanaticism and the Arms of Mass Destruction. 1999.

new.gif (2881 bytes)___ . No End to War: Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century. 2003.

new.gif (2881 bytes)Daniel Levitas. The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement and the Radical Right. 2002.

Edward T. Linethal. The Unfished Bombing: Oklahoma City Bombing in American Memory. 2001.

 London Sunday Times. Northern Ireland: A Report on the Conflict. 1972.

David E. Long. The Anatomy of Terrorism. 1990.

Eilleen MacDonald. Shoot The Women First. 1991.

Patricia Marchak. God's Assassins: State Terrorism in Argentina in the 1970s. 1999.

Kati Marton. A Death in Jerusalem. 1994.

John Miller, Michael Stone, and Chris Mitchell, The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot and Why the FBI and CIA Failed  to Stop it. 2002.

Judith Miller. God Has Ninety-Nine Names. 1997.

___. Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War. 2001.

new.gif (2881 bytes)Robin Moore. The Hunt for Bin Ladin: Task Force Dagger. 2003.

Robin Morgan. The Demon Lover: The Roots of Terrorism. 2001.

Elizabeth A. Muenger. The British Military Dilemma In Ireland. 1991

Laurie Mylroie. War Against America: A Study of Revenge. 2001.

new.gif (2881 bytes)___. Bush vs. The Beltway: How the CIA and the State Department Tried to Stop the War on Terror. 2003.

Norman M. Naimark. Terrorists and Social Democrats. 1983.

 Adam Nossiter. Of Long Memory: Mississippi and the Murder of  Medgar Evers. 1994.

 Ulick O'Connor. Michael Collins The Troubles. 1996.

 Thomas Pakenham. The Year of Liberty. 1969.

 Duncan M. Perry. The Politics of Terror: The Macedonian  Revolutionary Movements. 1988.

 Ralph Peters. Beyond Terror. 2002.

 Paul R. Pillar. Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy. 2001.

Daniel Pipes. Conspiracy: How the Parnoid Style Flourishes and Where it Comes From. 1997.

new.gif (2881 bytes)Gerald Posner. Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11. 2003.

Samatha Powers. "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide. 2002.

new.gif (2881 bytes)Richard Preston. Demon in the Freezer: A True Story. 2002

 Ahmed Rashid. Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia. 2000.

 Simon Reeves. The New Jackals.  1999.

      .  One Day in September: The Full Story of the 1972 Munich Olympic Massacre.  2000.

 Jon Ronsom. Them: Adventures with Extremists. 2002.

 Patrick Sale. Abu Nidal: A Gun For Hire. 1992.

 Boris Savinkov. Memoirs of a Terrorist. 1972.

Jeffrey D. Simon. The Terrorist Trap. 2001.

Stephen Singular. Talked to Death: The Life and Murder of Alan Berg. 1987.

 Richard B. Spence. Boris Savinkov: Renegade On The Left. 1991.

 Jessica Stern. The Ultimate Terrorist. 1999.

new.gif (2881 bytes)____. Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill. 2003.

Kenneth S. Stern. A Force Upon the Plains. 1996.

Glenn E. Schwitzer. A Faceless Enemy: The Origins of Modern Terrorism. 2002.

new.gif (2881 bytes)Marilyn W. Thompson. The Killer Strain: Anthrax and a Government Exposed. 2003.

Jonathan B. Tucker. Scourage: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox. 2001.

Adam Ulam. In The Name of the People. 1977.

Gore Vidal. Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got To Be So Hated. 2002

Maryanne Vollers. Ghosts of Mississippi. 1995.

new.gif (2881 bytes)Murray Weiss. The Man Who Warned America: The Life and Death of John O'Neill, The FBI's Embattled Counterterror Warrior. 2003.

new.gif (2881 bytes)Bob Woodward. Bush at War. 2002.

Cecil Woodham-Smith. The Great Hunger. 1962.

David Yallop. Tracking The Jackal. 1993.


Larry Bond. The Enemy Within. 1996.

Tom Clancy. The Red Rabbit, 2002.

___.   Patriot Games. 1987.

      . Sum of All Fears. 1991.

      . Rainbow Six. 1998.

Larry Collins and Dominique LaPierre. The Fifth Horseman. 1980.

new.gif (2881 bytes)Larry Collins. The Road to Armageddon. 2003.

Joseph Conrad. The Secret Agent. 1983 [1905]

Robin Cook. Vector. 1999.

Stephen Coonts. Under Siege. 1993.

___. America. 2001.

Tahar Djaout. The Last Summer of Reason. 2001.

Fyodor Mikhail Dostoyevsky. The Devils. 1953.

Frederick Forsyth. The Fourth Protocol. 1984.

Jack Higgins. Edge of Danger.  2001.

new.gif (2881 bytes)Janette Turner Hospital. Due Preparations for the Plague. 2003.

Jack London. The Assassination Bureau, Ltd. 1963.

Robert Ludlum. The Icarus Agenda. 1988.

Francine Mathews. Cut Out. 2001.

Victor O'Reilly. Games of the Hangman. 1991.

Richard Preston. The Cobra Event. 1997.

new.gif (2881 bytes)Christopher Reich. The Devil's Banker. 2003.  

Kathy Reichs. Fatal Voyage. 2001.

___. Grave Secrets. 2002.

Stella Reminington. At Risk. 2005.

Gerald Seymour. Harry's Game. 1975.

      . Field of Blood. 1985.

      . The Heart of Danger. 1995.

      . Kingfisher. 1977.

___. The Unknown Soldier. 2005.

Daniel Silva. The Marching Season. 1999.

      .  The Kill Artist. 2000.

     .   The English Assassin. 2002.

John Weisman. SOAR: A Black Ops Novel. 2003.

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