This reader offers a foundation for understanding the events of September 11th and their aftermath. This collection of essays enables history students to think critically not only about the harrowing events of the recent past, but also about their historical roots.
Fredrik Logevall is John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and Professor of History at Cornell University, where he serves as director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. He received his B.A. from Simon Fraser University and his Ph.D. from Yale University. His most recent book is AMERICA'S COLD WAR: THE POLITICS OF INSECURITY (with Campbell Craig, 2009). His other publications include CHOOSING WAR (1999), which won three prizes, including the Warren F. Kuehl Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR); THE ORIGINS OF THE VIETNAM WAR (2001); TERRORISM AND 9/11: A READER (2002); as coeditor, the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY (2002); and, as co-editor, THE FIRST VIETNAM WAR: COLONIAL CONFLICT AND COLD WAR CRISIS (2007). Fred is a recipient of the Stuart L. Bernath article, book, and lecture prizes from SHAFR and is a member of the SHAFR Council, the Cornell University Press faculty board, and the editorial advisory board of the Presidential Recordings Project at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. In 2006-2007, he was Mellon Senior Fellow at the University of Cambridge.
Reference Map Martin Walker, A Brief History of Terrorism Bernard Lewis, The Roots of Muslim Rage John L. Esposito, The Compatibility of Islam and Democracy Milton Bearden, Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires Ahmed Rashid, Osama Bin Laden: How the U.S. Helped Midwife a Terrorist Osama Bin Laden, An Interview Jan Goodwin, Buried Alive Benjamin Barber, Jihad Vs. McWorld Reuel Marc Gerecht, The Counterterrorist Myth John Echeverri-Gent, Pakistan and the Taliban Ahmed Rashid, They're Only Sleeping Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, The Globalization of Islam Suggestions for Further Reading