Recommended Reading

The following publications provide an introduction to terrorism:

Bergen, Peter I. A Very Long War: The History of the War on Terror and the Battles With Al Qaeda Since 9/11. New York: Free Press, 2011.

Coll, Steve. The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century. New York: Penguin, 2008.

Cronin, Isaac, ed. Confronting Fear: A History of Terrorism. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2002.

Farber, David, ed. What They Think of Us: International Perceptions of the United States Since 9/11. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.

Gage, Beverly. The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in Its First Age of Terror. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Griset, Pamala L., and Sue Mahan. Terrorism in Perspective. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2013.

Haberfeld, M.R., and Agostino von Hassel, eds. A New Understanding of Terrorism: Case Studies, Trajectories, and Lessons Learned. New York: Springer, 2009.

Heinze, Eric A., and Brent J. Steele, eds. Ethics, Authority, and War: Non-State Actors and the Just War Tradition. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Hersh, Seymour M. Chain of Command: The Road From 9/11 to Abu Ghraib. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.

Heymann, Phillip B., and Juliette N. Kayyem. Protecting Liberty in an Age of Terror. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005.

Hobsbawm, Eric J. On Empire: America, War, and Global Supremacy. New York: Pantheon, 2008.

Hoffman, Bruce. Inside Terrorism, Revised and Expanded Edition. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.

Kaczynski, Theodore. Technological Slavery: The Collected Writings of Theodore J. Kaczynski, a.k.a. “The Unabomber.” Port Townsend, WA: Feral House, 2010.

Laqueur, Walter, ed. Voices of Terror: Manifestos, Writings, and Manuals of Al-Qaeda, Hamas, and Other Terrorists From Around the World and Throughout the Ages. New York: Reed Press, 2004.

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. The 9/11 Commission Report. New York: Norton, 2004.

 Reed, Charles, and David Ryall, eds. The Price of Peace: Just War in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Scheuer, Michael. Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror. Washington, DC: Brassey’s, 2004.

Scheuer, Michael. Osama bin Laden. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Tanner, Stephen. Afghanistan: A Military History From Alexander the Great to the War Against the Taliban. Updated edition. New York: Da Capo, 2009.