Blood and Rage

Blood and Rage

A Cultural History of Terrorism

Book - 2009
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"A learned and erudite book. Burleigh seamlessly synthesizes vast amounts of historical material and provides often riveting accounts of terrorist atrocities and the literary and political environments where they took place. . . . Thoughtful and nuanced. . . . An exceptional synthesis." -- The New York Times Book Review

"Burleigh has said that a new book about terrorism is published every nine hours. Judging by his own work on the subject, he has read all the others." -- The Boston Globe

From one of our most respected historians, Michael Burleigh (The Third Reich: A New History), comes a fascinating and provocative study of terrorism, from revolutionary Europe to today's Islamic jihadists.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780061173851
Characteristics: xii, 577 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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Mar 18, 2018

I'd only be interested in a book that tells the truth about terrorism, which is that white supremacist oppression -- a worldwide framework designed to lock masses into oppression -- is what "causes" terrorism. Geez, I can't roll my eyes hard enough at this slop, honestly. I'm sick of white intellectuals and men with money yammering on about the causes of devastation and grief and spiritual bankruptcy.

Mar 14, 2018

This is an opinionated (for a history book), insightful, and clearly written book on terrorism, focusing upon a handful of terrorist "causes": ETA in Basque, Spain; The PIRA in Ireland; others in Italy and Germany; and last and most thoroughly of all, modern radical Islamic terrorism, comprising about a quarter of the book, and the best part. There is not much in the way of conceptual exploration, definition and philosophy: it is a series of historical accounts, it is explicit in the descriptions of attacks, and includes much factual information gleaned from legal cases and biographies. There is a lengthy notes section and index.


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