The Newest Explosions of Terrorism
From the Cold War to the World Trade Center/
by Beau Grosscup, Ph.D.
September 11, 2001: Another date that will live in infamy. The attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. have resulted in more death and destruction on American soil than the attack on Pearl Harbor and should serve as a wake-up call to Americans that even the world's mightiest country is prey to terrorist strikes. In The Newest Explosions of Terrorism: From the Cold War to the World Trade Center/Pentagon Attacks, top expert Beau Grosscup, Ph.D., takes an in-depth look at how past events have formed the roots of violent phenomena in the present. He provides a thorough examination of the shocking militant factions that pose the greatest threat to the United States and the world at large.
In this newest update, Grosscup takes up the recent explosion that changed the face of America and traces its causes. Grosscup, who in the 1980's wrote a seminal book on terrorism that is now used by members of the CIA, FBI and the armed forces, also investigates what he deems "the maze-like world of Middle East terrorism." He posits that beginning with the assassins of the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth centuries, terrorism has developed as an integral element in the political strategies of a large number of parties in the Middle East-from the Palestine Liberation Organization and Yasser Arafat to Khomeini's regime in Iran to "freelance" terrorist groups to Saddam Hussein. Grosscup explodes the myth running rampant in many American minds that terrorism is most often Islamic in origin, warning about militant groups in Europe, the United States and Germany (where some of the hijackers trained), right-wing Jewish organizations and both Protestant and Irish Catholic fringe groups in the U.S. as well as Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Professor Grosscup offers incisive predictions about the future of terrorism—all of which will pose direct threats to our country and many others. He makes the distressing prediction that terrorism is likely to be a permanent fixture of the Middle East and politics at large for some time to come and finally offers solutions with his analytical framework for the "Middle View."
Exhaustively researched and widely informative, The Newest Explosions of Terrorism is one of the most important resources about the growing terrorism problem and what to do about it.
Prior praise for Grosscup's study of terrorism:
"Not only analyzes the familiar but the unfamiliar convincingly."
— Publishers Weekly
"A significant book...contributes greatly to our understanding
— The Virginian Pilot
"An explosive book."
— Brooklyn Record
Beau Grosscup received his Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Massachusetts. He has been researching, teaching and lecturing about terrorism for the media and in print for over 20 years. He is now a professor of international relations, specializing in terrorism, at California State University, Chico, where he resides.
A New Horizon Press Release
Current Events/Political Science
6 x 9, 434 pages
LC# 97-76208, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-163-6 (pb), $24.95