RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 757469539 LA English T1 The business of martyrdom : a history of suicide bombing A1 Lewis, Jeffrey William,, PB Naval Institute Press PP Annapolis, Md. YR 2012 SN 9781612510514 1612510515 1612510973 9781612510972 AB "The only comprehensive history available of suicide bombing from its origins in Imperial Russia to the current day, The Business of Martyrdom examines the bombers, their societies, and the organizations that train and sponsor them. Writing for a broad audience, Lewis draws on the history and philosophy of technology in order to explain the evolution and diffusion of suicide bombing across time and from region to region. Lewis presents a model for suicide bombing that integrates individual psychology, organizational motivations, and social support. He argues that suicide bombing is a technology that has been invented and re-invented at different times in different areas, but always for the same purpose: resolving a mismatch in military capabilities between antagonists by utilizing the available cultural and human resources."--Jacket.