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Osama : The Making of a Terrorist
Hardcover from Knopf
24 August, 2004

See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism
by Robert Baer
Hardcover - 288 pages (January 17, )
Crown Pub; ISBN: 0609609874

American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us
by Steven Emerson
Some have said that the events of September 11 took every American by surprise. That's not true. There were Cassandras among us warning about the dangers of Islamic terrorism--and one of their leaders was Steven Emerson, who must be ranked among the most fearless reporters in the world. As a self-made expert on Islamic terrorism, he has invited the hatred of violent murderers. (At least one group has marked him for assassination; he was offered enrollment in the federal witness protection program, but refused). For more than 10 years, Emerson has soldiered on, studying groups that operate in the United States for the express purpose of funding and managing deadly organizations. American Jihad summarizes what he has learned, and it isn't comforting. Emerson shows how the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas has grown an extensive network in the United States, how the group Islamic Jihad set up shop at the University of South Florida, and how an Islamic center in Tucson helped recruit two of Osama bin Laden's top deputies. He also provides circumstantial evidence that bin Laden himself once applied for an American visa--"even the possibility is tantalizing, and chilling," he concludes. He urges Americans to fight back, but worries that time is short: "We are still vulnerable." This is an important book, and a sobering one. --John Miller,
Hardcover - 261 pages
Simon & Schuster; ISBN: 0743233247
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
by Ahmed Rashid
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Further Reading: Books on Terrorism

Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror
by Anonymous
The war on terror has created near unanimity on many points, at least within the American press and political leadership. One essential point of agreement: al Qaeda specifically and radical Islamism in general are stirred by a hatred of modernity. Or as President George W. Bush has articulated repeatedly, they hate freedom. Nonsense, responds the nameless author of this work and 2003's Through Our Enemies' Eyes (the senior U.S. intelligence official's identity became an open secret by publication date). Indeed, he grimly and methodically discards common wisdom throughout this scathing and compelling take on counterterrorism. Imperial Hubris is not a book that will cheer Americans, regardless of their perspectives on the post-9/11 environment. We are, the author notes, losing the war on terror. Hawks will squirm as the author heaps contempt on U.S. missions in Afghanistan (too little, too late) and Iraq ("a sham causing more instability than it prevents"), but opponents of Bush administration policies may blanch at Anonymous' suggestion that what's needed is for the West to "proceed with relentless, brutal, and, yes, blood-soaked offensive military actions until we have annihilated the Islamists who threaten us." Quoting the at-all-cost likes of William Tecumseh Sherman and Curtis Lemay on one hand and contending that unrelenting military measures be accompanied by concessions to the ideology of the militants on the other are unlikely to curry widespread support from either side of the divide. And how will readers conditioned to references to Osama bin Laden as a deranged gangster or simple-minded fanatic with deep pockets digest the respect accorded "the most popular anti-American leader in the world today"? Imperial Hubris clearly wasn't written to win friends, though the author believes it's essential that his words influence people at the top. Whether it will is debatable, but that this blunt, forceful, urgently argued polemic recharges the discussion is a foregone conclusion. --Steven Stolder -
Hardcover from Brassey's Inc

Through Our Enemies' Eyes: Osama Bin Laden, Radical Islam & the Future of America
by Anonymous
Paperback from Brassey's Inc

Through Our Enemies' Eyes: Osama Bin Laden, Radical Islam and the Future of America
by Anonymous
Hardcover from Brassey's Inc

Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden
by Peter l. Bergen
Paperback from Free Press

Forbidden Truth: U.S.-Taliban Secret Oil Diplomacy, Saudi Arabia and the Failed Search for bin Laden
by Jean-Charles Brisard, Guillaume Dasquie, Wayne Madsen
Paperback from Nation Books

The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama bin Laden and the Future of Terrorism
by Simon Reeve
Hardcover from Northeastern University Press

Al Qaeda's Great Escape: The Military and the Media on Terror's Trail
by Philip Smucker
Hardcover from Brassey's Inc

The al-Qaeda Documents: Vol. 1
by Ben Venzke
Paperback from Tempest Pub

Jihad, Mujahideen, Taliban, Osama bin Laden, George W. Bush & Oil: A Study in the Evolution of Terrorism & Islam
by Arthur Frederick Ide, Jacob Ronald Auliff
Paperback from Tangelwuld Press

The Terrorist Trap: America s Experience with Terrorism, Second Edition
by Jeffrey D. Simon

Warriors of the Prophet : The Struggle for Islam
by Mark Huband

Study of Revenge
by Laurie Mylroie

Unholy Wars : Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism
by John K. Cooley 

Living Terrors: What America Needs to Know to Survive the Coming Bioterrorist Catastrophe
by Michael T., Ph.D. Osterholm, John Schwartz 

Living Terrors: What America Needs to Know to Survive the Coming Bioterrorist Catastrophe
by Michael T. Osterholm, John Schwartz 

Terrorism & The Constitution-Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security
by James X. Dempsey, David Cole

The Nostradamus Prophecy
by John S. Powell
Listed under Fiction - War Stories

Business Handbook on Terrorism, Security and Survival : A Proactive Guide for Personal Security in Today's Business Environment
by Gerry S. Thomas

Combating Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Terrorism : A Comprehensive Strategy : A Report of the Csis Homeland Defense Project)
by Frank J. Cilluffo, et al

Counter Terrorist Law & the Emerging Powers in the UK 1922-2000: Emergency Law in the Northern Irish Context
by Laura K. Donohue

Insurgency & Terrorism : Inside Modern Revolutionary Warfare
by Bard E. O'Neill, Edward C. Meyer

The Ultimate Terrorists
by Jessica Stern

Death in the Air: Globalism, Terrorism & Toxic Warfare
by Leonard Horowitz 

Dirty War, Clean Hands : ETA, The Gal and Spanish Democracy
by Paddy Woodworth

Bel Canto
by Ann Patchett 

Toxic Terror: Assessing Terrorist Use of Chemcial and Biological Weapons
by Jonathan B. Tucker (Editor)

Unspeakable Truths : Confronting State Terror and Atrocity
by Priscilla B. Hayner

The Black Book of Communism : Crimes, Terror, Repression
by Stephane Courtois, et al

by Haruki Murakami, et al
The lethal gas sarin was distributed into the Tokyo underground railway by members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult in 1995, killing and injuring many Japanese travellers. This is the account of that episode by acclaimed Japanese author Murakami.
Paperback - 366 pages (April 10, )
Vintage Books; ISBN: 0375725806

Telex : Iran : In the Name of Revolution
by Gilles Peress (Photographer)

The Great Terror : A Reassessment
by Robert Conquest 
(Paperback - October 1991)

The Big U
by Neal Stephenson

Final Target
by Iris Johansen

Bombs, Bugs, Drugs, and Thugs : Intelligence and America's Quest for Security
by Loch K. Johnson

One Day in September : The Full Story of the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and the Israeli Revenge Operation, Wrath of God
by Simon Reeve

Black Sunday
by Thomas Harris

Combat Terrorism: Foreign and Domestic; Steps and Procedures to Protect Yourself, Your Family, and Your Employees Against the Next Wave
by Lenzy Kelley 

Six Nightmares: Real Threats in a Dangerous World and How America Can Meet Them
by Anthony Lake

Real Terror Network : Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
by Edward S. Herman

The New Face of Terrorism : Threats from Weapons of Mass Destruction
by Nadine Gurr, Benjamin Cole

Silent Death : The Threat of Chemical and Biological Terrorism
by Kathlyn Gay
Listed under Chemical Warfare

Others Unknown: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing Conspiracy
by Stephen Jones, Peter Israel (Contributor)
Listed under Oklahoma City Bombing

Pan Am 103 : The Lockerbie Cover-Up
by William C. Chasey
Listed under Aviation Disasters

Miles to Go Before I Sleep : My Grateful Journey Back from the Hijacking of Egyptair Flight 648
by Jackie Nink Pflug
Listed under Aviation Disasters

The Shankill Butchers
by Martin Dillon
A chilling, stomach-turning study of Northern Ireland's infamous Shankill Butchers, a Loyalist gang of murderers who preyed on Belfast's Catholic population. Kirkus Reviews
Paperback - 288 pages 1 edition (March )
Routledge; ISBN: 0415922313

Jackal : The Complete Story of the Legendary Terrorist, Carlos the Jackal
by John Follain

Hostage Rescue Manual : Tactics of the Counter-Terrorist Professionals
by Leroy Thompson

Tragedy to Triumph : A Terrorist Attack Survivor Story
by Paul A. Blais, K. J., II Vigue

Terrorism : An Introduction (Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice Series)
by Jonathan R. White
Wadsworth Pub Co
Paperback - 300 pages
2nd edition

Maritime Terror: Protecting Your Vessel and Your Crew Against Piracy
by Jim Gray, et al
Listed under Merchant Marine

Preparing Your Company for Terrorist Attack
by James E. Lukaszewski, Brian R. Hollstein

Food and Agricultural Security : Guarding Against Natural Threats and Terrorist Attacks Affecting Health, National Food Supplies, and Agricultural eco
by Thomas W. Frazier (Editor), Drew C. Richardson (Editor)

Fear of Fear: A Survey of Terrorist Operations and Controls in Open Societies
by John B. Wolf
(Paperback - November 1981)

The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist (Harvest Book)
by Breyten Breytenbach, Rike Vaughan (Translator)
Apartheid in South Africa - Highly recommended

The Red Brigades and Left-Wing Terrorism in Italy
Raimondo Catanzaro (Editor)
Hardcover / Published 1991
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Biological Terrorism & Weapons of Mass Destruction (Ideas in Conflict)
by Gary E. McCuen (Editor)
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Eco-Terrorism & Eco-Extremism Against Agriculture
by Joseph A. Miller, R. M. Miller (Spiral-bound)
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Triumph of Disorder: Islamic Fundamentalism, the New Face of War
by Morgan Norval
Out of Print - Try Used Books


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