Recommended Reading

The following publications discuss the nature of terrorism in the United States and the root causes of

political violence in American society:

Dunbar, David, and Brad Reagan, eds. Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can’t Stand Up to the Facts. New York: Hearst Books, 2006.

Emerson, Steven. American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us. New York: Free Press, 2002.

Emerson, Steven. Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the U.S. Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 2006.

George, John, and Laird Wilcox. American Extremists: Militias, Supremacists, Klansmen, Communists, and Others. Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 1996.

German, Mike. Thinking Like a Terrorist: Insights of a Former FBI Undercover Agent. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2007.

Graebmer, William. Patty’s Got a Gun: Patricia Hearst in 1970s America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Kurst-Swanger, Karl. Worship and Sin: An Exploration of Religion-Related Crime in the United States. New York: Peter Lang, 2008.

MacDonald, Andrew [William Pierce]. The Turner Diaries. New York: Barricade, 1978.

McCann, Joseph T. Terrorism on American Soil: A Concise History of Plots and Perpetrators From the Famous to the Forgotten. Boulder, CO: Sentient Publications, 2006.

McCarthy, Timothy Patrick, and John McMillian. The Radical Reader: A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition. New York: New Press, 2003.

Michel, Lou, and Dan Herbeck. American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing.

New York: Regan Books, 2001.

Ogbar, Jeffrey O. G. Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.

Ridgeway, James. Blood in the Face: The Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nations, Nazi Skinheads, and the Rise of a New White Culture. 2nd ed. New York: Thunder’s Mouth, 1995.

Ronczkowski, Michael. Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime: Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Investigations. 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2006.

Sargent, Lyman Tower, ed. Extremism in America: A Reader. New York: New York University Press, 1995.

Smith, Brent L. Terrorism in America: Pipe Bombs and Pipe Dreams. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994.

Stern, Kenneth S. A Force Upon the Plain: The American Militia Movement and the Politics of Hate. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.

Wilkerson, Cathy. Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2007.

Zakin, Susan. Coyotes and Town Dogs: Earth First! and the Environmental Movement. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2002.

Zeskind, Leonard. Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement From the Margins to the Mainstream. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.