This is the most recent of Mickolus’s Chronologies, reaching back to 1960. It includes informative updates on earlier terrorist events and an exhaustive bibliography of the literature on terrorism published over the past 50 years.
The most up-to-date, comprehensive, and authoritative reference source on global terrorism brings Mickolus’s coverage of political violence around the world up to the end of 2004. This three-volume set meticulously chronicles every terrorist act committed during the turbulent post-9/11 period. Information about the terrorists, their victims, attempts to bring the perpetrators to justice, and governmental responses are included. This invaluable source of topical information will prove useful to students, researchers, journalists, policy analysts, legislators, and defense and intelligence analysts. Mickolus also provides updates on terrorist acts covered in earlier volumes as new events unfold and recent information is revealed. An exhaustive bibliography of the literature on terrorism published over the past 50 years is also included, as are thematic indices that allow users to locate attacks by region and type.
- Title : Terrorism, 2002-2004: A Chronology
- Authors : Edward Mickolus, Susan Simmons
- Publisher : Praeger Security International
- Publication Date : December 30, 2005
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 864 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0313334749
- ISBN-13 : 978-0313334740
- Item Weight : 4.85 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.16 x 2.69 x 10.38 inches
This is the seventh chronology on terrorism written by Mickolus and his colleagues. Starting in 1968, he has chronicled the topic extensively and certainly has established himself as the source for information on terrorism activities. The first two volumes are arranged chronologically, with a section of volume 2 adding updates from 1935 to 2001, years that were initially covered in volumes such as Terrorism, 1996-2001: A Chronology (2002).
Seemingly minor incidents receive shorter though thorough coverage, while well-known events are given their due. A brief one-paragraph entry for April 13, 2003, describes a shooting in a Rio de Janeiro that killed no one; a 16-page entry on the September 3, 2004, Chechen-led massacre at the Beslan Elementary School in northern Ossetia contains a detailed list of every individual killed in the attack. The complete list of events seems to leave no region of the world uncovered. There is no commentary, just a simple reporting of the facts. The entries from 2004 all resemble U.S. newscasts, with incidents from Iraq far outpacing terrorism in the rest of the world.
The third volume is a 300-plus page bibliography of terrorism covering 1969-2004. It is divided into regions of the world, special topics such as hijacking or economic terrorism, and various responses to terrorism as well as a listing of terrorism in fiction and a bibliography of terrorism bibliographies. A short list of relevant Web sites is also provided. The index allows readers to trace terror incidents in particular countries. There are also indexes that cover the topic by name and subject.
The cost may be more than most libraries can afford for a chronology, but librarians familiar with Mickolus’ previous works will know the thorough coverage and will want to continue that coverage by purchasing this set. Steve Stratton
“This is the latest in the series of excellent works by these two collaborators. The series started in 1974 and now, unfortunately for the world and its people, fills almost a shelf with its chronicle of evil deeds….The newest volumes are arranged in chronological order, as is to be expected. They include both new items for 2002-04 and updates with more details on events as early as 1935 that were initially covered in the earlier tomes. The first two volumes (463 pages) contain the two chronologies. The third volume (another 371 pages) contains a substantial bibliography and three indexes (country and date, name, and subject) for the current chronology. Recommended. All levels.”―Choice
“This is the seventh chronology on terrorism written by Mickolus and his colleagues. Starting in 1968 he has chronicled the topic extensively, and certainly has established himself as the source for information on terrorism activities….[l]ibrarians familiar with the authors’ previous works will know the thorough coverage and will want to continue that coverage by purchasing this set.”―Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin