Terrorism, 1996-2001: A Chronology

Terrorism, 1996-2001: A Chronology

The most comprehensive source of global terrorist information is now up to date with the latest events, including the devastating attack of September 11, 2001, its aftermath, and the mysterious anthrax letters. This two-volume set provides meticulous, comprehensive data on every international act of terrorism since 1996, including information on the terrorists and their victims, discussions of the judicial fate of the perpetrators, and details on governmental responses.

This is the latest in Mickolus’s series of chronologies dating back to 1960 and includes updated information on earlier terrorist attacks. Mickolus’ chronologies are widely recognized for their authority and excellence. Legislators, prosecutors, scholars, international organizations, intelligence and defense institutions, journalists, and countless students have utilized them for years.

  • Title ‏ : ‎ Terrorism, 1996-2001: A Chronology
  • Authors ‏ : ‎ Edward Mickolus, Susan Simmons
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Greenwood
  • Publication Date ‏ : ‎ November 30, 2002
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 592 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0313317852
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0313317859
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 3.22 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.36 x 2.1 x 10.46 inches

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Mickolus, a well-recognized authority and lecturer on terrorism, continues a series begun in 1980. The previous sources include Transnational Terrorism: A Chronology of Events, 1968-1979 (Greenwood, 1980); International Terrorism in the 1980s: A Chronology of Events (Iowa State Univ., 1989); Terrorism, 1992-1995: A Chronology of Events and a Selectively Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood, 1993); and Terrorism, 1988-1991: A Chronology of Events and a Selectively Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood, 1993). The new volumes bring the series up-to-date through December 2001.

Like the previous volumes, the current work attempts to be comprehensive and not analytical, listing in chronological order every act of terrorism committed in the world since 1996. The book’s working definition of terrorism is “the use or threat of use of violence by any individual or group for political purposes.” Material is organized into three main sections: “1996-2001 Incidents,” “Updates of 1969-1995 Incidents,” and a bibliography. Entries provide the date (some are listed with just the year or month and year), the countries involved, and a short description of the event, groups, or individuals involved. The “Updates” section provides follow-ups to incidents that were first reported in earlier volumes, from 1969 to 1996, such as the outcomes of trials or later information on terrorists or their victims. The 500-entry selected bibliography is topically arranged under headings such as “General Topics,” “Regional Approaches,” and “Internet Sites.” The list of Internet sites is new and includes the Web site addresses of various terrorist groups. A country and date index, a name index, and a subject index enhance usability.

For many smaller public libraries the steep price may make this purchase hard to swallow, especially where other sources could provide a worthwhile, if less extensive, chronology. For those libraries needing a comprehensive source dedicated to the topic, and especially if the earlier chronologies are available in the collection, Terrorism, 1996-2001 is certainly a worthy purchase. RBB


“A fine reference work on a timely subject.”-Library Media Connection

“For those libraries needing a comprehensive source dedicated to the topic, and especially if the earlier chronlogies are available in the collection, Terrorism, 1996-2001 is certainly a worthy purchase.”-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

“The clear, succinct, easily understood writing style makes the book accessible to general readers through professionals. Highly recommended. All academic readers and general readers seeking a reliable and informative resource on terrorism.”-Choice

“This is an impressive publication, suitable for both public and academic libraries.”-VOYA

“While others have turned only recently to the study of terrorism, Edward Mickolus has been tracking terrorists for nearly a quarter of a century….Libraries wanting true depth in their terrorism collection will need to acquire this series.”-Lawrence Looks at Books

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