The Resource Siege

Siege

Label
Siege
Title
Siege
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Snow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
I'm sure you [will be] as shocked and bewildered by what you've learnt, as I was.' 'Afterword', Louisa Hope, Lindt Cafe hostageOn 15 December 2014, just ten days before Christmas, the unthinkable happened. A terrorist attack on Australian soil. For seventeen hours Islamic State-inspired gunman Man Haron Monis held his captives in a terrifying drama that paralysed Sydney and kept a nation glued to its television screens. Two hostages were killed and three seriously wounded. The others would have their lives changed for ever.Despite the police leadership declaring it was well prepared for a terrorist attack, many shortcomings on the night revealed a response that fell seriously short of that promise. Deborah Snow lays bare what happened behind the scenes in the cafe as the hostages tried to keep themselves alive while waiting for a police response that didn't come. She also takes us into the police command posts as communications, equipment and decision-making structures broke down.Hurtling towards its inevitable and tragic conclusion, Siege draws us into a vortex of police missteps, extraordinary bravery and profound grief to reveal what happened during that awful day. Shocking, compelling and revealing Siege will take its place as the classic account of these events
Summary
Recounts the events of the Lindt Cafe Siege in the week before Christmas 2014
Writing style
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10665598
Cataloging source
SALS
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Snow, Deborah
Dewey number
364.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • True Crime
  • Politics & Current Affairs
Target audience
adult
Label
Siege
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_512770
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760636456
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Siege
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_512770
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760636456
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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