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The myth of martyrdom : what really drives suicide bombers, rampage shooters, and other self-destructive killers

Author: Adam Lankford
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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Adam Lankford looks at the motivation of suicide bombers and other rampage killers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Lankford
ISBN: 9780230342132 0230342132
OCLC Number: 811729086
Description: xi, 257 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The myth of martyrdom --
Lies, damn lies, and previous research on suicide terrorism --
Why suicide terrorists are suicidal --
The truth about 9/11 --
What real heroes are made of --
Murder-suicide: the natural comparison --
The four types of suicide terrorists --
Mission impossible? How to stop suicide terrorism.
Responsibility: Adam Lankford.

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For decades, experts have maintained that suicide terrorists are so fully committed to their cause they don't fear death. In The Myth of Martyrdom, Lankford corrects this misconception as he explores  Read more...

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"The book is fascinating for its de-tailed examinations of a range of suicidal attacks and its syntheses of the motives of a disparate group of killers. Lankford challenges the thinking that has Read more...

 
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