Blood and Rage

Blood and Rage

by Michael Burleigh


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In this sweeping and deeply penetrating work, distinguished historian Michael Burleigh explores the nature of terrorism from its origins in the West to the current global threat fueled by fundamentalists. Burleigh takes us from the roots of terrorism in the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the Russian Nihilists, and the London-based anarchists of Black International to the various terrorist campaigns that exist today. He also explores the lives of people engaged in careers of political violence and those who are most affected by the scourge of terrorism. Authoritative, illuminating, and masterfully written, Blood and Rage sheds an unflinching light on the global threat that we are likely to face for decades to come.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061173868
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/09/2010
Pages: 581
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Michael Burleigh is the author of Earthly Powers, Sacred Causes, and The Third Reich: A New History, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction. He is married and lives in London.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition xi

Preface xiii

1 Green: The Fenian Dynamiters 1

2 Red: Russian Nihilists and Revolutionaries 27

3 Black: Anarchists and Terrorism 67

4 Death in the Sun: Terror and Decolonisation 88

5 Attention-Seeking: Black September and International Terrorism 152

6 Guilty White Kids: The Red Brigades and the Red Army Faction 189

7 Small-Nation Terror 268

8 World Rage: Islamist Terrorism 346

Afterthoughts 487

Notes 519

Picture Credits 535

Select Bibliography 537

Index 551

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