Blood and Rage

Blood and Rage

A Cultural History of Terrorism

Book - 2009
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"A learned and erudite book. Burleigh seamlessly synthesizes vast amounts of historical material and provides often riveting accounts of terrorist atrocities and the literary and political environments where they took place. . . . Thoughtful and nuanced. . . . An exceptional synthesis." -- The New York Times Book Review

"Burleigh has said that a new book about terrorism is published every nine hours. Judging by his own work on the subject, he has read all the others." -- The Boston Globe

From one of our most respected historians, Michael Burleigh (The Third Reich: A New History), comes a fascinating and provocative study of terrorism, from revolutionary Europe to today's Islamic jihadists.

Published: New York : Harper, c2009.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780061173851
0061173851
Branch Call Number: 303.625 BUR
Characteristics: xii, 577 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), col. map ;,24 cm.
Alternative Title: Blood & rage

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abcDena
Mar 18, 2018

I'd only be interested in a book that tells the truth about terrorism, which is that white supremacist oppression -- a worldwide framework designed to lock masses into oppression -- is what "causes" terrorism. Geez, I can't roll my eyes hard enough at this slop, honestly. I'm sick of white intellectuals and men with money yammering on about the causes of devastation and grief and spiritual bankruptcy.

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Mar 14, 2018

This is an opinionated (for a history book), insightful, and clearly written book on terrorism, focusing upon a handful of terrorist "causes": ETA in Basque, Spain; The PIRA in Ireland; others in Italy and Germany; and last and most thoroughly of all, modern radical Islamic terrorism, comprising about a quarter of the book, and the best part. There is not much in the way of conceptual exploration, definition and philosophy: it is a series of historical accounts, it is explicit in the descriptions of attacks, and includes much factual information gleaned from legal cases and biographies. There is a lengthy notes section and index.

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