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The Terrorism Lectures by James J. F. Forest

The Terrorism Lectures

by James J. F. Forest

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Dr. Forest has done a very nice job adapting his lectures to book format. The Terrorism Lectures provides a comprehensive and well written overview of a problem that is as old as civilization itself.

The reading level of the book is at the collegiate undergraduate level and provides an excellent beginning point for someone interested in exploring the complexities of terrorism.

This book begins with a treatment of definitions and historical frameworks and then moves to a very valuable look at context, motivations and facilitating factors for terrorism. The third section deals with ideologies and strategies of terrorist groups and the book concludes with a few chapters dealing with the worst weapons of terrorism (WMD/CBRN, suicide bombing etc.).

I look forward to reading his next book on countering terrorism. He mentions it in the concluding chapter of this book. If it is as well done as the Terrorism Lectures then it will end up in my personal library for sure. ( )
  DaristeiaD | May 9, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0984225293, Paperback)

A comprehensive collection for students of terrorism, counter-terrorism, and national security.

The Terrorism Lectures is a collection of timely and engaging lessons directly from the classroom of terrorism expert James J.F. Forest. The book and accompanying online materials delve into the history of terrorism, its root causes, and its many forms and organizations, as well as the frameworks that analysts use to determine the scope of a terrorist threat.

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