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The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare Against Civilians

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We think of terrorism as a relatively modern phenomenon used by fringe political and religious groups, but The Lessons of Terror demonstrates that it is a practice that has existed since time immemorial, and has been employed by national armies as well as extremists. Carr's exploration of two thousand years of terrorism reveals the tactic's consistently self-defeating nature: Far from prompting submission, it only stiffens enemy resolve, and never leads to long-term success or peace. With commanding authority, Carr provides a critical historical context for understanding not only individual terrorist acts today, but the Middle East conflict as well. His message is one of solace and encouragement. We can survive and even triumph in the face of terrorism, he says — but only if we heed its stern lessons.

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Most think of terrorism as a relatively modern phenomenon used by fringe political and religious groups, but "The Lessons of Terror" demonstrates that it is a practice that has existed since time immemorial. Carr's exploration of 2,000 years of terrorism reveals the tactic's consistently self-defeating nature.

About the Author

Caleb Carr is a contributing editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History and the series editor of the Modern Library War Series. His military and political writings have appeared in numerous magazines and periodicals, among them The World Policy Journal, The New York Times, and Time. He currently lives in upstate New York.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375760747
Author:
Carr, Caleb
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Terrorism -- History.
Subject:
World
Subject:
Military-Strategy Tactics and Deception
Subject:
terrorism;history;military history;middle east;non-fiction;world history;military;war;current affairs
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
terrorism;history;military history;non-fiction;middle east;military;current affairs;war;world history;warfare
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
107-371
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.7 in 0.725 lb

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