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1 BAR-ZOHAR, MICHAEL & HABER, EITAN. The Quest For The Red Prince.
Wlliam Morrow and Company, New York: 1983. 0688020437 / 9780688020439 First U.S. Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Trusted lieutenant and potential successor to Yasser Arafat as head of the PLO, chief planner for the terrorist organization Black September, which masterminded the 1972 Munich Olympic Games massacre of Israeli athletes, and a wide assortment of other terrorist activities, Ali Hassan Salameh conducted a reign of terror against Israel, both in the Middle East and in Europe, for more than two decades, leading Israel on a relentless search for one of its most deadly enemies. Includes an Index. 
Price: 38.05 USD
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2 BARRY, TOM. Border Wars.
The MIT Press, Cambridge/London: 2011. 0262016672 / 9780262016674 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Post-9/11 security anxiety. A renewed war on drugs. Inaction on immigration. Economic collapse. All of it makes for a combustible brew, and the fire is burning hottest on the Southwestern border. The Tea Party and its allies celebrate the rogue states of the Southwest as a model for the nation in their go-it-alone posturing and tough immigration-enforcement talk. In Border Wars, dogged investigative journalist Tom Barry documents the costs of that model: lives lost; families torn apart; billions of wasted tax dollars; vigilantes prowling the desert; and fiscal crises in cities, counties, and states. Even worse, he warns, the entire nation risks following their lead. As Barry explains, the lack of coherent federal policy on immigration and drug war conduct and the uncritical embrace of all things in the name of national security has opened doors for opportunists from boardrooms to governor's offices in Texas and Arizona. Corporate-prison magnates eagerly swallow up undocumented immigrants into taxpayer-funded dungeons, border sheriffs and politicians trade on voters' fears of Latinos and "big government," and pro-business policy institutes and lobbyists battle the public interest. Border Wars offers a stark portrait of the domestic cost of failed federal leadership in the post-9/11 era. Tom Barry, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for International Policy, is author of many books, including The Great Divide and Zapata's Revenge. His article "A Death in Texas" was a finalist for a 2010 National Magazine Award for reporting in the public interest. 
Price: 14.20 USD
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3 BEN-PORAT, YESHAYAHU; HABER, EITAN & SCHIFF, ZEEV; RABIN, YITZHAK (INTRODUCTION). Entebbe Rescue.
Dell Publishing Company, New York: 1977. 0440173043 / 9780440173045 First Dell Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
More than a hundred passengers of a skyjacked Air France jetliner were held hostage at Uganda's Entebbe airport. Just hours before the final deadline a squad of Israeli commandoes launched Operation Thunderball. Without warning they blasted their way into the terminal and airlifted 105 hostages to freedom. This is the full, minute-by-minute, fact-by-fact story of the incredible intelligence operations that led to the mission - from the passengers who survived seven days of horror to the heroic mwn who carried out the spectacular 53-minute strike against international terrorism. 
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4 BERGEN, PETER L. Holy War, Inc.: Inside The Secret World Of Osama Bin Laden.
The Free Press, New York: 2001. 0743205022 / 9780743205023 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
One of only a handful of Western journalists to have interviewed Osama bin Laden, Peter Bergen has produced the definitive book on the Jihadist network that operates globally and in secrecy. In the course of four year of investigative reporting, he has interviewed scores of insiders - from bin Laden associates and family members to Taliban leaders to CIA officials - and traveled to Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, Pkistan, and the United Kingdom to learn the truth about bin Laden's al-Qaeda organization and his mission. 
Price: 5.18 USD
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5 BROWN, JR., CAPTAIN B. DIGGS. Your Neighbor Went To War: Reality And The War On Terror.
Clifton House, Fort Collins: 2005. 0975415808 / 9780975415801 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
The moving account of a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces. A Green Beret in the Colorado National Guard, Captain Diggs takes us through his remarkable 7-month tour in war-torn Afghanistan - facing challenges in the oppressive atmosphere of terrorism, winning the hearts and minds of the impoverished people in an Afghan village, organizing American school children to help rebuild a bombed-out school, and more. You will feel what it's like to be a citizen soldier in a far-off country while also getting a rare look inside the War on Terror. 
Price: 7.74 USD
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6 CLARKE, RICHARD A. Against All Enemies: Inside America's War On Terror.
Free Press, New York: 2004. 0743260244 / 9780743260244 Eighth Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Library discard. Rear endpaper has been removed. 
An inside account of the flow of recent history that had brought us to September 11, 2001, and the events that followed from it. Includes an Index. 
Price: 4.70 USD
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7 COX, DAN G.; FALCONER, JOHN & STACKHOUSE, BRTIAN. Terrorism, Instability, And Democracy In Asia And Africa.
Northeastern University Press, Boston: 2009. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A chilling, up-to-the-minute look at the links between political instability and terrorism in Asia and Africa. There is a flourishing and growing debate among political scientists regarding the links between democracy/democratization and terrorism. Terrorism, Instability, and Democracy in Asia and Africa takes a regional approach to the issue, focusing on two areas sorely underrepresented in the literature but which grow ever more topical. Beginning with definitions and a literature review, the authors present and interpret statistical analysis and case studies of nations in the Horn of Africa; sub-Saharan Africa; and Central, East, South, and Southeast Asia. This is a timely book that will fill a gaping hole in terrorism literature, just as the world is becoming increasingly attuned to domestic, international, and regional terrorist threats emanating from Asia and Africa. Academics, students, and policy experts in the fields of American, Asian, African, and international affairs and terrorism will embrace this crucial volume. "Terrorism, Instability, and Democracy in Africa and Asia is an original examination of domestic terrorism and international terrorism as distinct phenomena and as an inherent part of some societies. Cox, Falconer, and Stackhouse address the shared mantras of the last two administrations — 'Democracies do not make war on democracies' and 'Let a thousand democracies bloom'—and show that Jeffersonian democracy is not an international panacea."—Lester W. Grau, Foreign Military Studies Office Dan G. Cox is associate professor of Political Science for the US Army Command and General Staff College's School of Advanced Military Studies in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He has published previously on the topic of terrorism. John Falconer is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Brian Stackhouse is a major in the U.S. Army who served extensively in Africa. He is an instructor of military science at Missouri Western State University. 
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8 GERGES, FAWAZ A. The Rise And Fall Of Al-qaeda.
Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford/London: 2011. 0199790655 / 9780199790654 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In this concise and fascinating book, Fawaz A. Gerges argues that Al-Qaeda has degenerated into a fractured, marginal body kept alive largely by the self-serving anti-terrorist bureaucracy it helped to spawn. In The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda, Fawaz Gerges, a public intellectual known widely in the academe and media for his expertise on radical ideologies, including jihadism, argues that the Western powers have become mired in a "terrorism narrative," stemming from the mistaken belief that America is in danger of a devastating attack by a crippled Al-Qaeda. To explain why Al-Qaeda is no longer a threat, he provides a briskly written history of the organization, showing its emergence from the disintegrating local jihadist movements of the mid-1990s-not just the Afghan resistance of the 1980s, as many believe-in "a desperate effort to rescue a sinking ship by altering its course." During this period, Gerges interviewed many jihadis, gaining a first-hand view of the movement that bin Laden tried to reshape by internationalizing it. He reveals that transnational jihad has attracted but a small minority within the Arab world and possesses no viable social and popular base. Furthermore, he shows that the attacks of September 11, 2001, were a major miscalculation--no "river" of fighters flooded from Arab countries to defend Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, as bin Laden expected. The democratic revolutions that swept the Middle East in early 2011 show that al-Qaeda today is a non-entity which exercises no influence over Arabs' political life. Gerges shows that there is a link between the new phenomenon of homegrown extremism in Western societies and the war on terror, particularly in Afghanistan-Pakistan, and that homegrown terror exposes the structural weakness, not strength, of bin Laden's al-Qaeda. Gerges concludes that the movement has splintered into feuding factions, neutralizing itself more effectively than a Predator drone. Forceful, incisive, and written with extensive inside knowledge, this book will alter the debate on global terrorism. A critical and punchy short history, based on extensive research Gerges has conducted for a number of years. Fawaz Gerges is a public intellectual known widely in the academy and media for his expertise on radical ideologies, including jihadism. Fawaz A. Gerges, the Director of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics, is Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations. His books include Journey of the Jihadist and The Far Enemy: Why Jihad Went Global. "A masterly and trenchant account of the origins of al Qaeda and its decline after 9/11." - Foreign Affairs "An equally important, but little-noted, angle to the [September 11 attacks] that Western readers would do well to ponder." - Bookforum "Worth reading" - The Economist "A cogent examination of al-Qaeda's historical trajectory that integrates major recent developments into its comprehensive analysis." - Library Journal 
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9 HERMAN, SUSAN N. Taking Liberties: The War On Terror And The Erosion Of Democracy.
Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford/London: 2011. 0199782547 / 9780199782543 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In this eye-opening work, the president of the ACLU takes a hard look at the human and social costs of the War on Terror. A decade after 9/11, it is far from clear that the government's hastily adopted antiterrorist tactics--such as the Patriot Act--are keeping us safe, but it is increasingly clear that these emergency measures in fact have the potential to ravage our lives--and have already done just that to countless Americans. From the Oregon lawyer falsely suspected of involvement with terrorism in Spain to the former University of Idaho football player arrested on the pretext that he was needed as a "material witness" (though he was never called to testify), this book is filled with unsettling stories of ordinary people caught in the government's dragnet. These are not just isolated mistakes in an otherwise sound program, but demonstrations of what can happen when our constitutional protections against government abuse are abandoned. Whether it's running a chat room, contributing to a charity, or even urging a terrorist group to forego its violent tactics, activities that should be protected by the First Amendment can now lead to prosecution. Blacklists and watchlists keep people grounded at airports and strand American citizens abroad, although these lists are rife with errors--errors that cannot be challenged. National Security Letters allow the FBI to demand records about innocent people from libraries, financial institutions, and internet service providers without ever going to court. Government databanks now brim with information about every aspect of our private lives, while efforts to mount legal challenges to these measures have been stymied. Barack Obama, like George W. Bush, relies on secrecy and exaggerated claims of presidential prerogative to keep the courts and Congress from fully examining whether these laws and policies are constitutional, effective, or even counterproductive. Democracy itself is undermined. This book is a wake-up call for all Americans, who remain largely unaware of the post-9/11 surveillance regime's insidious and continuing growth. Features * Powerful account of how civil liberties have rapidly eroded in post-9/11 America * Authored by the President of the ACLU, the book features numerous stories of ordinary people caught in the government's surveillance dragnet * Explains that the state of emergency has continued into the Obama administration, and shows why we must remain vigilant if we are to hold on to our age-old freedom. Susan N. Herman became president of the American Civil Liberties Union in 2008 after serving on its national board for twenty years. A constitutional scholar and chaired professor at Brooklyn Law School, she is the co-editor (with Paul Finkelman) of Terrorism, Government, and Law and the author of The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial. "Taking Liberties offers a compelling case that the basic constitutional protections most Americans take for granted, including the rights to free speech, a fair trial and due process, as well as freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures, were seriously compromised after 9/11 as a result of the government's well-meaning but ill-conceived efforts to safeguard the country against another attack. . . [P]ersuasively fair and reasonable . . . A valuable contribution to the growing body of literature regarding the War on Terror's impact on our constitutional rights." - Kirkus Reviews "This smart and passionate book shows how we as Americans - and not our faceless enemies - have the most to lose from the erosion of our civil liberties since 9/11. By showing what has happened to real people, Susan Herman offers the wake-up call we need to regain our perspective and reclaim our values." - Linda Greenhouse "Taking Liberties is an engrossing read full of heartbreaking stories about how the War on Terror more than made up in zeal what it utterly lacked in logic. In the immediate aftermath, the errors documented here were understandable; ten years out, they are unforgivable. Anyone who cares about civil liberties, believes the War on Terror is making us safer, or even believes the War on Terror is about the War on Terror should read this book." -Barry Friedman, author of The Will of the People "'If you don't do anything wrong, you don't have anything to worry about.' This phrase is destined to be with us for all time, kept alive by the same people who cheerfully volunteer that they are willing to trade some 'liberty for security.' Susan N. Herman's new book, Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of Democracy, provides a sharp rebuttal to this compliant mind-set that gave the government more power over the rest of us . . . [A] great catalog of personal injustice anecdotes, with story after story of people who don't do anything wrong yet have plenty to worry about-they get deported, imprisoned without charge, tortured . . . In addition to compiling all these outrages in one handy place, Taking Liberties does quite a good job of detailing the mechanics of the laws, policies, and procedures that created this havoc and in most cases made legal redress unattainable." - Reason 
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10 JONAS, GEORGE. Vengeance: The True Story Of An Israeli Counter Terrorist Team
Simon & Schuster, NY: 1984. 0671506110 / 9780671506117 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition with slight chips and tears to Dustjacket. Name label removed from first inside page. 
This book is the account of five ordinary young Israelis, selected to vanish into "the cold" of espionage secrecy - their mission to hunt down and kill the PLO terrorists responsible for planning the massacre of eleven Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972. 
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11 KUPPERMAN, ROBERT & KAMEN, JEFF. Final Warning: Averting Disaster In The New Age Of Terrorism.
Doubleday and Company, Inc., New York: 1989. 038524584X / 9780385245845 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The new age of techno-terrorism has made the unthinkable use of weapons of mass destruction - chemical, nuclear, biological - not only possible but likely. Kupperman and Kamen explain where and in what form terrorism is likely to threaten the lives of ordinary citizens, as well as political leaders and institutions, and then detail what must be done to avert disaster. Includes an Index. "Government officials avoid confronting the escalating dangers of terrorism. Final Warning meets them head on with thoughtful analysis and policy prescriptions. This is must reading for people who car about their own security and that of their nation." - Jack Anderson 
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12 MURAKAMI, HARUKI. Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack And The Japanese Psyche.
Random House, New York: 2000. 0375725806 / 9780375725807 First Printing of this edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Detailed account of the Tokyo subway gas attack of 1995. Includes interviews with those involved and an analysis of attitudes towards the survivors and the cult responcible for the disaster. 
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13 NACOS, BRIGITTE L.; BLOCH-ELKON, YAELI; SHAPIRO, ROBERT Y. Selling Fear: Counterterrorism, The Media, And Public Opinion.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2011. Chicago Studies in American Politics. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
While we've long known that the strategies of terrorism rely heavily on media coverage of attacks, Selling Fear is the first detailed look at the role played by media in counterterrorism — and the ways that, in the wake of 9/11, the Bush administration manipulated coverage to maintain a climate of fear. Drawing on in-depth analysis of counterterrorism in the years after 9/11—including 11—including the issuance of terror alerts and the decision to invade Iraq—the authors present a compelling case that the Bush administration hyped fear, while obscuring civil liberties abuses and concrete issues of preparedness. The media, meanwhile, largely abdicated its watchdog role, choosing to amplify the administration's message while downplaying issues that might have called the administration's statements and strategies into question. The book extends through Hurricane Katrina, and the more skeptical coverage that followed, then the first year of the Obama administration, when an increasingly partisan political environment presented the media, and the public, with new problems of reporting and interpretation. Selling Fear is a hard-hitting analysis of the intertwined failures of government and media—and their costs to our nation. Cloth $72.00 ISBN: 9780226567181 Published June 2011 Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780226567198 Published June 2011 E-book $7.00 to $24.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226567204 Published June 2011 Instructors * Get Exam Copy or Adopt this Text Librarians * Information and E-books Book Reviewers/Marketers: * Publicity and Review Copies Rights, Permissions & Translations * Licensing from a Book RELATED BOOKS * Cloning Terror Cloning Terror W. J. T. Mitchell Cloning Terror Cloning Terror The War of Images, 9/11 to the Present W. J. T. Mitchell The phrase "War on Terror" has quietly been retired from official usage, but it persists in the American psyche, and our understanding of it is hardly complete. Nor will it be, W. J. ... Find Out More * Philosophy in a Time of Terror Philosophy in a Time of Terror Giovanna Borradori Philosophy in a Time of Terror Philosophy in a Time of Terror Dialogues with Jurgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida Giovanna Borradori The idea for Philosophy in a Time of Terror was born hours after the attacks on 9/11 and was realized just weeks later when Giovanna Borradori sat down with Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida in ... Find Out More * Civic War and the Corruption of the Citizen Civic War and the Corruption of the Citizen Peter Alexander Meyers Civic War and the Corruption of the Citizen Civic War and the Corruption of the Citizen Peter Alexander Meyers In this unique book, Peter Alexander Meyers leads us through the social processes by which shock incites terror, terror invites war, war invokes emergency, and emergency supports unchecked power. He ... Find Out More * 9/11 9/11 David Simpson 9/11 9/11 The Culture of Commemoration David Simpson After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a general sense that the world was different—that nothing would ever be the same—settled upon a grieving nation; the events of that day ... Find Out More Selling Fear Counterterrorism, the Media, and Public Opinion Selling Fear Bookmark and Share Brigitte L. Nacos, Yaeli Bloch-Elkon, Robert Y. Shapiro 264 pages | 50 line drawings, 2 tables | 6 x 9 | © 2011 Chicago Studies in American Politics While we've long known that the strategies of terrorism rely heavily on media coverage of attacks, Selling Fear is the first detailed look at the role played by media in counterterrorism—and the ways that, in the wake of 9/11, the Bush administration manipulated coverage to maintain a climate of fear. Drawing on in-depth analysis of counterterrorism in the years after 9/11—including the issuance of terror alerts and the decision to invade Iraq—the authors present a compelling case that the Bush administration hyped fear, while obscuring civil liberties abuses and concrete issues of preparedness. The media, meanwhile, largely abdicated its watchdog role, choosing to amplify the administration's message while downplaying issues that might have called the administration's statements and strategies into question. The book extends through Hurricane Katrina, and the more skeptical coverage that followed, then the first year of the Obama administration, when an increasingly partisan political environment presented the media, and the public, with new problems of reporting and interpretation. Selling Fear is a hard-hitting analysis of the intertwined failures of government and media—and their costs to our nation. * Review Quotes * Contents "Selling Fear is destined to be the source for media coverage and polling trends during the Bush-Iraq era."—Lance Bennett, University of Washington "Still seen as a foundational document for US journalism, the American Society of Newspaper Editors' 'Statement of Principles' declares that a free press exists to inform citizens, serve as a forum for debate on important public issues, and bring independent scrutiny on government and other centers of power in society. Using an impressive mix of theory, quantitative and qualitative content analysis, and public opinion data, Brigitte L. Nacos, Yaeli Bloch-Elkon and Robert Y. Shapiro convincingly demonstrate that in the crucial years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the news media did none of these things. Aptly titled, Selling Fear is an important and sobering book, documenting a press that was 'more lap dog than watchdog' and that only 'rediscovered its bite' after the nation was deeply mired in the Iraq War, civil liberties and human rights had been violated at home and abroad, and opportunities to improve our ability to deter terrorism and increase our disaster preparedness were lost."—Michael X. Delli Carpini, University of Pennsylvania 
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14 NACOS, BRIGITTE L.; BLOCH-ELKON, YAELI; SHAPIRO, ROBERT Y. Selling Fear: Counterterrorism, The Media, And Public Opinion.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2011. Chicago Studies in American Politics. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
While we've long known that the strategies of terrorism rely heavily on media coverage of attacks, Selling Fear is the first detailed look at the role played by media in counterterrorism — and the ways that, in the wake of 9/11, the Bush administration manipulated coverage to maintain a climate of fear. Drawing on in-depth analysis of counterterrorism in the years after 9/11—including 11—including the issuance of terror alerts and the decision to invade Iraq—the authors present a compelling case that the Bush administration hyped fear, while obscuring civil liberties abuses and concrete issues of preparedness. The media, meanwhile, largely abdicated its watchdog role, choosing to amplify the administration's message while downplaying issues that might have called the administration's statements and strategies into question. The book extends through Hurricane Katrina, and the more skeptical coverage that followed, then the first year of the Obama administration, when an increasingly partisan political environment presented the media, and the public, with new problems of reporting and interpretation. Selling Fear is a hard-hitting analysis of the intertwined failures of government and media—and their costs to our nation. Cloth $72.00 ISBN: 9780226567181 Published June 2011 Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780226567198 Published June 2011 E-book $7.00 to $24.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226567204 Published June 2011 Instructors * Get Exam Copy or Adopt this Text Librarians * Information and E-books Book Reviewers/Marketers: * Publicity and Review Copies Rights, Permissions & Translations * Licensing from a Book RELATED BOOKS * Cloning Terror Cloning Terror W. J. T. Mitchell Cloning Terror Cloning Terror The War of Images, 9/11 to the Present W. J. T. Mitchell The phrase "War on Terror" has quietly been retired from official usage, but it persists in the American psyche, and our understanding of it is hardly complete. Nor will it be, W. J. ... Find Out More * Philosophy in a Time of Terror Philosophy in a Time of Terror Giovanna Borradori Philosophy in a Time of Terror Philosophy in a Time of Terror Dialogues with Jurgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida Giovanna Borradori The idea for Philosophy in a Time of Terror was born hours after the attacks on 9/11 and was realized just weeks later when Giovanna Borradori sat down with Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida in ... Find Out More * Civic War and the Corruption of the Citizen Civic War and the Corruption of the Citizen Peter Alexander Meyers Civic War and the Corruption of the Citizen Civic War and the Corruption of the Citizen Peter Alexander Meyers In this unique book, Peter Alexander Meyers leads us through the social processes by which shock incites terror, terror invites war, war invokes emergency, and emergency supports unchecked power. He ... Find Out More * 9/11 9/11 David Simpson 9/11 9/11 The Culture of Commemoration David Simpson After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a general sense that the world was different—that nothing would ever be the same—settled upon a grieving nation; the events of that day ... Find Out More Selling Fear Counterterrorism, the Media, and Public Opinion Selling Fear Bookmark and Share Brigitte L. Nacos, Yaeli Bloch-Elkon, Robert Y. Shapiro 264 pages | 50 line drawings, 2 tables | 6 x 9 | © 2011 Chicago Studies in American Politics While we've long known that the strategies of terrorism rely heavily on media coverage of attacks, Selling Fear is the first detailed look at the role played by media in counterterrorism—and the ways that, in the wake of 9/11, the Bush administration manipulated coverage to maintain a climate of fear. Drawing on in-depth analysis of counterterrorism in the years after 9/11—including the issuance of terror alerts and the decision to invade Iraq—the authors present a compelling case that the Bush administration hyped fear, while obscuring civil liberties abuses and concrete issues of preparedness. The media, meanwhile, largely abdicated its watchdog role, choosing to amplify the administration's message while downplaying issues that might have called the administration's statements and strategies into question. The book extends through Hurricane Katrina, and the more skeptical coverage that followed, then the first year of the Obama administration, when an increasingly partisan political environment presented the media, and the public, with new problems of reporting and interpretation. Selling Fear is a hard-hitting analysis of the intertwined failures of government and media—and their costs to our nation. * Review Quotes * Contents "Selling Fear is destined to be the source for media coverage and polling trends during the Bush-Iraq era."—Lance Bennett, University of Washington "Still seen as a foundational document for US journalism, the American Society of Newspaper Editors' 'Statement of Principles' declares that a free press exists to inform citizens, serve as a forum for debate on important public issues, and bring independent scrutiny on government and other centers of power in society. Using an impressive mix of theory, quantitative and qualitative content analysis, and public opinion data, Brigitte L. Nacos, Yaeli Bloch-Elkon and Robert Y. Shapiro convincingly demonstrate that in the crucial years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the news media did none of these things. Aptly titled, Selling Fear is an important and sobering book, documenting a press that was 'more lap dog than watchdog' and that only 'rediscovered its bite' after the nation was deeply mired in the Iraq War, civil liberties and human rights had been violated at home and abroad, and opportunities to improve our ability to deter terrorism and increase our disaster preparedness were lost."—Michael X. Delli Carpini, University of Pennsylvania 
Price: 30.40 USD
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15 OATES, ROBERT M. Permanent Peace: How To Stop Terrorism And War - Now And Forever.
Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, Fairfield, Iowa: 2002. 0615120709 / 9780615120706 s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Terrorism can be stopped. In this book you will learn about a groundbreaking scientific discovery - a discovery validated in nineteen published studies, yet ignored so far by government and the media - the technology of peace. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.79 USD
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16 REEVE, SIMON. The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama Bin Laden,and The Future Of Terrorism.
Northeastern University Press / University Press of New England, Hanover: 1999. International Studies / ORGANIZED CRIME/POLITICAL HIST 1555535097 / 9781555535094 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A chillingly prophetic profile of the most dangerous men in the world, written before the September 11 attacks. On 26 February 1993 a massive bomb hit New York's World Trade Center, creating more hospital casualties than any event in American history since the Civil War. Ramzi Yousef, the young British-educated terrorist who masterminded the attack, had been seeking to topple the twin towers and cause tens of thousands of fatalities. An intensive FBI investigation into the crime quickly developed into a man-hunt that took top FBI agents across the globe. But even with the FBI on his trail, Yousef continued with his campaign of terror. He bombed an airplane and an Iranian shrine. He tried to kill Benazir Bhutto, the former Pakistani Prime Minister, and planned to assassinate the Pope, President Clinton and simultaneously destroy 11 airliners over the Pacific Ocean using tiny undetectable bombs. He also plotted an attack on the CIA headquarters with a plane loaded with chemical weapons. His pursuers dubbed Yousef "an evil genius". During their investigation, FBI agents discovered that Yousef was funded and sent on some of his attacks by Osama bin Laden, a mysterious Saudi millionaire. By the mid-1990s they realized bin Laden had become the most influential sponsor of terrorism in the world, and agents now conclude that since the early 1990s a small group of terrorists supported by bin Laden have dominated international terrorism. These "Afghan Arabs" helped defeat the Soviets in Afghanistan before killing thousands of people in campaigns against governments in the West, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. When bin Laden's followers attacked American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania on 7 August 1998, killing 224 people, the U.S. finally launched cruise missile strikes in an attempt to destroy his secret organization. Drawing on unpublished reports, interrogation files, interviews with senior FBI agents who hunted Yousef, intelligence sources and government figures including Benazir Bhutto, Simon Reeve gives a harrowing account of Yousef's bombings, offers a revealing insight into his background, and details the FBI's man-hunt to catch him. Reeve explains how Yousef was one of bin Laden's first operatives and documents bin Laden's life and emergence as the leader of a potent terrorist organization, giving fascinating insights into the man President Clinton has called "the pre-eminent organizer and financier of international terrorism in the world today". Highly detailed and yet immensely readable, The New Jackals sheds new light on two of the world's most notorious terrorists. Reeve warns that Yousef and bin Laden are just the first of a new breed of terrorist, men with no restrictions on mass killing. Reeve also offers evidence that bin Laden's organization may already have chemical and nuclear weapons and explains why the world could soon face attacks by terrorists with weapons of mass destruction. "A painfully relevant book on the elusive and dangerous terrorist Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center. The subsequent investigation unveiled Osama bin Laden as the financier and revealed the worldwide scope of his terrorist network's operation." —Washington Post Book World 
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17 SCHLESINGER, PHILIP; MURDOCK, GRAHAM; ELLIOT, PHILIP. Televising 'terrorism': Political Violence In Popular Culture.
Comedia Publishing Group, London: 1983. 090689039X / 9780906890394 Comedia Series No. 16. s Softcover. Very good condition. 

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18 SLOAN, STEPHEN & BUNKER, ROBERT J. WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY SLOAN, ROBERTA; BOREN, DAVID L. (FOREWORD). Red Teams And Counterterrorism Training. Stephen Sloan, Robert J. Bunker Contributions By: Roberta Sloan Foreword By: David L. Boren
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Keeping ahead of terrorists requires innovative, up-to-date training. This follow-up to Stephen Sloan's pioneering 1981 book, Simulating Terrorism, takes stock of twenty-first-century terrorism—then equips readers to effectively counter it. Quickly canvassing the evolution of terrorism—and of counterterrorism efforts—over the past thirty years, co-authors Sloan and Robert J. Bunker draw on examples from the early 2000s, following the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, to emphasize the need to prevent or respond quickly to "active aggressors"—terrorists who announce their presence and seek credibility through killing. Training for such situations requires realistic simulations—whose effectiveness, the authors show, depends on incorporating red teams; that is, the groups that play the part of active aggressors. In Red Teams and Counterterrorism Training, Sloan and Bunker, developers of simulation-driven counterterrorist training, take readers through the prerequisites for and basic principles of conducting a successful simulation and preparing responders to face threats—whether from teenage shooters or from sophisticated terrorist organizations. The authors clearly explain how to create an effective red team whose members can operate from within the terrorists' mindset. An innovative chapter by theater professional Roberta Sloan demonstrates how to use dramatic techniques to teach red teams believable role-playing. Rounding out this book, a case study of the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood illustrates the cost of failures in intelligence and underscores the still-current need for serious attention to potential threats. First responders—whether civilian or military—will find Red Teams and Counterterrorism Training indispensible as they address and deter terrorism now and in the future. A pioneer in terrorism research and education, Stephen Sloan is the author of fourteen books, including Simulating Terrorism and Terrorism: The Present Threat in Context. Roberta Sloan is an actor and director and Professor of Theater at Temple University, where she is also Head of Theater Education. Rhodes Scholar David Boren, currently President of the University of Oklahoma, was the longest-serving chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. Throughout his three-decade career in elective politics as Governor and three-term U.S. Senator, Boren was known as a bipartisan reformer, championing efforts to make government more accountable to the American people. During his tenure in Washington, Boren crusaded for congressional campaign finance reform and stronger congressional oversight of secret intelligence programs. He sponsored legislation to declassify thousands of documents pertaining to the history of the CIA. Boren chaired the special 1992-93 Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress, which proposed making Congress more efficient and responsive by streamlining congressional bureaucracy, reducing staff sizes, and reforming procedures to end legislative gridlock. He authored the National Security Education Act in 1992 to provide scholarships for studying abroad and learning additional languages. Since the program's inception, more than 3,500 students have been given the opportunity to study abroad as Boren Scholars. The National Security Education Program is the largest international studies program created since adoption of the Fulbright scholarships. A 1963 graduate of Yale University, Boren received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1968. Prior to becoming President of the University of Oklahoma, he served for ten years as a Trustee of Yale. When Boren left the U.S. Senate in 1994 to become President of the University of Oklahoma, he had an approval rating of 9l percent after being reelected with 83 percent of the vote in 1990, the highest percentage in the nation in a U.S. Senate contest in that election year. Under Boren's leadership, the University of Oklahoma has emerged as a pacesetter in American public higher education, ranking first in the nation among public universities in the number of National Merit Scholars per capita. Total endowment has grown five-fold to more than $1 billion during the thirteen years of his presidency. A teacher at heart, Boren is in the classroom every semester leading a first-year course in political science. Robert J. Bunker, an expert on unconventional security threats, is the editor of numerous books, including Networks, Terrorism, and Global Insurgency. 
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19 SOUFAN, ALI. Anatomy Of Terror: From The Death Of Bin Laden To The Rise Of The Islamic State.
W. W. Norton, New York: 2017. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A compelling, definitive account of how and why bin Laden's ideology keeps rising from the dead. In early 2011, the heart of the Muslim world roiled in protest, consumed with the upheaval of the Arab Spring. The governments of Tunisia and Egypt had already fallen; those of Libya and Yemen would soon follow. Watching the chaos from his hideout in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden saw a historic opportunity: "the next stage," he declared, "will be the reinstating of the rule of the caliphate." Within weeks, bin Laden was dead, shot in the dark by a U.S. Navy SEAL. Commentators around the world began to prophesy al-Qaeda's imminent demise. But six years later, the reality is the reverse. The group's affiliates have swollen, and the Islamic State—al-Qaeda's most brutal spinoff to date—proclaims itself the reborn caliphate bin Laden foretold in his final weeks. In Anatomy of Terror, former FBI special agent and New York Times best-selling author Ali Soufan dissects bin Laden's brand of jihadi terrorism and its major offshoots, revealing how these organizations were formed, how they operate, their strengths, and—crucially—their weaknesses. This riveting account examines the new Islamic radicalism through the eyes of its flag-bearers, including a Jordanian former drug dealer whose cruelties shocked even his fellow militants, an Air Force colonel who once served Saddam Hussein, and a provincial bookworm who declared himself caliph of all Muslims. We meet Ayman al-Zawahiri, titular head of al-Qaeda; Saif al-Adel, an Egyptian ex-soldier who faked his own death to become the group's security chief; and bin Laden's own beloved son Hamza, a prime candidate to lead the organization his late father founded. To eliminate the scourge of terrorism, we must first know who the enemy actually is, and what his motivations are. Anatomy of Terror lays bare the psychology and inner workings of al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, and their spawn, and shows how the spread of terror can be stopped. "Ali Soufan is our most important chronicler of the rise and spread of Islamist terror movements. A former FBI agent who identified the hijackers of 9/11, and whose interrogation of al-Qaeda members—without torture—led to innumerable breakthroughs, Soufan is a unique resource and a moral beacon. In a time when our intelligence community as well as our country seem to have lost their bearings, his clear voice guides us through the fog of war and partisanship. Anyone who wants to understand the world we live in now should read this book." — Lawrence Wright, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower and The Terror Years "Revealing and timely…. Soufan writes with immense knowledge and authority…. Anatomy of Terror not only tells a gripping story but is filled with insights that put today's terror attacks by the Islamic State and Al Qaeda in perspective with the history and complicated geopolitics of the region." — Michiko Kakutani, New York Times "A concise, accessible, enormously readable account of the trajectory of al-Qaeda… In a dizzying scenario of violence, Soufan provides clarity and balance." — Kirkus (starred review) "A true insider's perspective… This is an important and unsettling effort to describe and understand a threat that will continue indefinitely." — Booklist "A deep look at the inner workings, ideology, internal politics, and strategies of modern Islamic terrorism.… Soufan reveals himself to be a true expert." — Publishers Weekly "Highly informative and compelling… An important book for everyone who wants to understand the influence of bin Laden and al-Qaeda on today's terrorist groups." — Nader Entessar, Library Journal 
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20 TAKACS, STACY. Terrorism Tv: Popular Entertainment In Post-9/11 America.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Fox-TV series 24 might have been in production long before its premier just two months after 9/11, but its storyline—and that of many other television programs—has since become inextricably embedded in the nation's popular consciousness. This book marks the first comprehensive survey and analysis of War on Terror themes in post-9/11 American television, critiquing those shows that—either blindly or intentionally—supported the Bush administration's security policies. Stacy Takacs focuses on the role of entertainment programming in building a national consensus favoring a War on Terror, taking a close look at programs that comment both directly and allegorically on the post-9/11 world. In show after show, she chillingly illustrates how popular television helped organize public feelings of loss, fear, empathy, and self-love into narratives supportive of a controversial and unprecedented war. Takacs examines a spectrum of program genres—talk shows, reality programs, sitcoms, police procedurals, male melodramas, war narratives—to uncover the recurrent cultural themes that helped convince Americans to invade Afghanistan and Iraq and compromise their own civil liberties. Spanning the past decade of the ongoing conflict, she reviews not only key touchstones of post-9/11 popular culture such as 24, Rescue Me, and Sleeper Cell, but also less remarked-upon but relevant series like JAG, Off to War, Six Feet Under, and Jericho. She also considers voices of dissent that have emerged through satirical offerings like The Daily Show and science fiction series such as Lost and Battlestar Galactica. Takacs dissects how the War on Terror has been broadcast into our living rooms in programs that routinely offer simplistic answers to important questions—Who exactly are we fighting? Why do they hate us?—and she examines the climate of fear and paranoia they've created. Unlike cultural analyses that view the government's courting of Hollywood as a conspiracy to manipulate the masses, her book considers how economic and industry considerations complicate state-media relations throughout the era. Terrorism TV offers fresh insight into how American television directly and indirectly reinforced the Bush administration's security agenda and argues for the continued importance of the medium as a tool of collective identity formation. It is an essential guide to the televisual landscape of American consciousness in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Stacy Takacs is an associate professor of American Studies at Oklahoma State University and has published widely on the televisual mediation of war, economics, politics, and globalization. "An incisive portrait of the complex and at times contradictory role played by television in constructing a national discourse around the events of 9/11. Takacs's probing and perceptive analyses of news and entertainment programming shows how these categories melded together in ways that helped make television a strategic theater in the Bush administration's war on terrorism."—Stephen Prince, author of Firestorm: American Film in the Age of Terrorism "An indispensible study showing how popular culture mediated a profound national trauma."—Aniko Bodroghkozy, author of Groove Tube: Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion "A daring and original book that is superbly researched, richly detailed, and carefully argued."—Wheeler Winston Dixon, author of Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia 
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