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Terrorism on American soil : a concise history of plots and perpetrators from the famous to the forgotten

Author: Joseph T McCann
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Sentient Publications, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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"The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 led most American citizens to feel that we are no longer safe and secure in our communities. However, terrorism is not a new phenomenon in the United States. This book chronicles 37 such assaults on American soil from the end of the Civil War to the present day, detailing terrorist attacks from the most infamous to the events that are relatively unknown"--Jkt.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph T McCann
ISBN: 1591810493 9781591810490
OCLC Number: 70866968
Description: viii, 336 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Lost-cause terrorism: the assassination of Abraham Lincoln --
Beginning the dynamite era: the Haymarket bombing --
A false sense of community: the assassination of William McKinley --
Stop the presses: the Los Angeles Times bombing of 1910 --
An eclectic criminal: the case of Erich Muenter --
A question of innocence: the San Francisco preparedness day bombing --
Outrage: the anarchist bombings of 1919 --
Propaganda by the deed: the Wall Street bombing of 1920 --
Rush to justice: the case of Giuseppe Zangara --
Doomed from the start: the Nazi sabotage plot of 1942 --
Drawing attention to a cause: the assassination attempt on Harry S. Truman --
A second wave of foreign policy protests: the 1954 attack on the House of Representatives --
First in flight: America's first airline hijacking --
Justice delayed: bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church --
An unshakeable obsession: the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy --
A year of living dangerously: the bombing attacks of 1975 --
Fake bombs: the hijacking of TWA flight 355 --
Spillover effect: the assassination of Orlando Letelier --
Backlash: an alleged plot to kidnap the Governor of Minnesota --
Group remnants: the U.S. Capitol bombing of 1983 --
Influencing an election: America's first modern bioterrorist attack --
A meeting of the terrorist minds: the case of Yu Kikumura --
Flashpoint: the assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane --
International manhunt: the case of Mir Aimal Kasi --
A needle in a haystack: investigating the 1993 World Trade Center bombing --
Overzealousness: the case of the sheik and his lawyer --
Thou shalt kill: the paradox of religiously motivated assassination --
Reverberations: the political context of a New York City homicide --
Conspiracy theories: the Oklahoma City bombing --
Compulsory nonsuit? : the case of the Unabomber --
Regional manhunt: the case of Eric Rudolph --
A finger on the trigger: America's first suicide terrorist bombers --
Out of the blue: shooting attack at the Empire State building --
Leaderless resistance: the arson fires of Vail ski resort --
Opportunities lost and found: the attempted millennial bombing --
Connecting the dots: September 11, 2001 --
Are you afraid? : the anthrax letters.
Responsibility: Joseph T. McCann.
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"The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 led most American citizens to feel that we are no longer safe and secure in our communities. However, terrorism is not a new phenomenon in the United States. This book chronicles 37 such assaults on American soil from the end of the Civil War to the present day, detailing terrorist attacks from the most infamous to the events that are relatively unknown"--Jkt.

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