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The Resource The price of Paradise : how the suicide bomber shaped the modern age, Iain Overton

The price of Paradise : how the suicide bomber shaped the modern age, Iain Overton

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The price of Paradise : how the suicide bomber shaped the modern age
Title
The price of Paradise
Title remainder
how the suicide bomber shaped the modern age
Statement of responsibility
Iain Overton
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
We live in the age of the suicide bomber. The suicide bomb itself takes more lives than any other type of explosive weapon. Moreover, in the last 5 years more people have been killed by suicide attacks than at any other time in history. How has this descent deep into the heart of terror escalated in such a way? What drives people to blow themselves up and what are the consequences? More importantly perhaps, what can be done to combat the rising spread of this form of violence? Investigative journalist Iain Overton addresses the fundamental drivers of modern day suicide attacks in this fascinating and important book, showing how the suicide bomber has played a pivotal role in the evolution of some of the most defining forces of the modern age - from Communism and the Cold War, to the modern day War on Terror. Interviewing Russian anarchists, Japanese kamikazes, Hezbollah militants, survivors of suicide bombings and countless other sources of valuable information, while travelling to places such as Iran, Iraq and Pakistan, Overton skilfully combines historical narrative, travelogue, interviews and testimonies, and brings his research alive thanks to potent facts and visceral storytelling
Summary
Investigative journalist Iain Overton addresses the fundamental drivers of modern day suicide attacks in this fascinating and important book, showing how the suicide bomber has played a pivotal role in the evolution of some of the most defining forces of the modern age - from Communism and the Cold War, to the modern day War on Terror. Interviewing Russian anarchists, Japanese kamikazes, Hezbollah militants, survivors of suicide bombings and countless other sources of valuable information, while travelling to places such as Iran, Irak and Pakistan, Overton skilfully combines historical narrative, travelogue, interviews and testimonies, and brings his research alive thanks to potent facts and visceral storytelling.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10763399
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Overton, Iain
Dewey number
363.325
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suicide bombings
  • Suicide bombings
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorists
  • Suicide bombers
Target audience
adult
Label
The price of Paradise : how the suicide bomber shaped the modern age, Iain Overton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Utopia's weapon -- Divive winds -- The rise of the martyr -- Back to barbarism -- Death in Paradise -- A house in Heaven -- The Devil's face -- Global Jihad -- The state of terror -- On Europe's shores -- Inner demons -- The mountains of victims -- Endless war -- Police states -- Generation terror -- Paradise lost
Control code
000065145156
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
536 pages
Isbn
9781787470866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091997317
Label
The price of Paradise : how the suicide bomber shaped the modern age, Iain Overton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Utopia's weapon -- Divive winds -- The rise of the martyr -- Back to barbarism -- Death in Paradise -- A house in Heaven -- The Devil's face -- Global Jihad -- The state of terror -- On Europe's shores -- Inner demons -- The mountains of victims -- Endless war -- Police states -- Generation terror -- Paradise lost
Control code
000065145156
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
536 pages
Isbn
9781787470866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091997317

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