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VOYAWhen does a political uprising cross the line from freedom fight to violent terrorism? What lies at the root of these centuries-old conflicts? This series of books will answer these and many other tough questions. In covering such a broad subject, it would be easy to lapse into a dry record of dates, skirmishes, and borders, but Katz keeps the material interesting with a variety of tidbits. Firsthand accounts of raids and many black-and-white photographs add interest. A word of caution, however, is that the photos depict real terrorist situations: Devastated city streets, shrouded martyrs and innocent victims, protests, and demonstrations. The faces of some of the main characters in these dramatic stories bring the larger-than-life stories to an understandable level. Each "Terrorist Dossiers" series book is written in a similar format, with a glossary up front to introduce some key terms and then a detailed but readable historical perspective of each conflict. Although Jerusalem or Death covers the Palestinian conflict exclusively, At Any Cost gives accounts of four well-known insurgencies including the Irish Republican Army and the Kurdistan Workers Party. Series titles Raging Within and Jihad cover conflicts stemming from similar ideologies. Those who are willing to digest the considerable information offered in each chapter will be rewarded with a thorough understanding of an incredibly dense topic. The conclusion of each book shows a time line along with resources for further study and a detailed index. This series provides a wealth of information, but the subject matter and accompanying illustrations might be a bit much for less mature readers. VOYACodes: 4Q 2P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2004, Lerner, 72p.; Glossary. Index. Photos. Maps. Biblio. Further Reading. Chronology., PLB. Ages 11 to 15.