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The Resource Blood and rage : a cultural history of terrorism, Michael Burleigh

Blood and rage : a cultural history of terrorism, Michael Burleigh

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Blood and rage : a cultural history of terrorism
Title
Blood and rage
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a cultural history of terrorism
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Michael Burleigh
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Blood & rage
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this gripping study, award-winning historian and commentator Michael Burleigh explores the nature of terrorism, starting with its origins in the West to the present-day global threat of jihadist violence. Focusing on the lethal resentments and twisted morality that drive them, Blood and Rage reveals how terrorist groups organise and operate; who they are and how wider support encourages them. They are the problem, rather than us." "Moving assuredly from the first deadly acts committed by the Irish Republican Brotherhood and Russian Nihilists through to the violence that accompanied decolonisation and the terrible mutation of the Arab-Israeli conflict into international terrorism, Burleigh's searing analysis lays bare the complex workings of the terrorist mind. In vivid, engrossing prose, Blood and Rage explores the backgrounds and mindsets of people engaged in careers in political violence, as revealed by the actions of organisations such as the Black September faction of the PLO, the Baader-Meinhof gang, ETA and the IRA."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
This book is a sweeping and deeply penetrating work of history that explores the nature of terrorism from its origins in the West to today's global threat fueled by fundamentalists. The author, a distinguished historian emphasizes the lethal resentments and the twisted morality that spawn terrorism rather than the ideological or religious justification that routinely accompanies it. He reveals who the terrorist groups are, how they organize and operate, what motivates their violence, and how wider support encourages them. This book takes us from the roots of terrorism in the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the Russian Nihilists, and the London-based anarchists of Black International to the various terrorist campaigns that exist today. It also exploresthe lives of people engaged in careers of political violence and those who are most affected by terrorism
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286402
Cataloging source
OCoLC
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1955-
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Burleigh, Michael
Dewey number
303.625
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
Target audience
adult
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a cultural history of terrorism
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Blood and rage : a cultural history of terrorism, Michael Burleigh
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 503-515) and index
Control code
000042829340
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 545 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780007241279
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
Label
Blood and rage : a cultural history of terrorism, Michael Burleigh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 503-515) and index
Control code
000042829340
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 545 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780007241279
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps

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