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Terrorism: Inside a World Phenomenon, the first comprehensive look at a problem that affects us all, has been completely updated to include recent terrorist events such as the Beslan school siege and the effect that Yasser Arafat's death is likely to have on the Middle East and the rest of the world. Barry Davies, SAS veteran and instructor and bestselling author of The Complete Encyclopedia of the SAS, has compiled a carefully researched and often shocking history which exposes the true nature of modern terrorism, from its origins to the predicament we find ourselves in today.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 126 x 190 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753510766
  • 9780753510766
  • 1,703,487

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"The most comprehensive look at all aspects of terrorism to date." Eye Spy magazine "An authoritative, one-volume work of reference, usefully drawing together a huge amount of information culled from many disparate sources." Publishing Newsshow more

About Barry Davies

Barry Davies, B.E.M, is a highly respected authority on the SAS and was decorated during his 18 years' service with the elite unit. He is the author of numerous books on the subject and appeared as an expert on the BBC's SAS: Are You Tough Enough?show more

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IS THE WEST WINNING THE WAR ON TERROR? iS TERRORISM JUST A PROBLEM FOR THE WESTERN WORLD? Once epitomised by a few hijackers seizing an aircraft to highlight their grievance, terrorism has come of age in the 21st century. But can we ever understand the motivation of someone who is prepared to fly a plane into a skyscraper or take schoolchildren hostage? Or a fanatical teenager who will board a bus with a bomb? One thing is clear: terrorism cannot be defeated with conventional armies or tactics. Yet who are these people? What funds the IRA? Why does ETA want its independence? How does HAMAS recruit its seemingly endless supply of suicide bombers?show more

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"The most comprehensive look at all aspects of terrorism to date."show more

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