The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

by Charles J. Shields
     
 

In 1993, the 110-story twin towers of the World Trade Center, located in the heart of New York City's financial district, became the target of a small team of Muslim extremists, who were intent on killing everyone in the buildings and surrounding area. With a massive bomb set in the Center's parking garage, the terrorists killed 6 people and injured more than 1,000…  See more details below

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In 1993, the 110-story twin towers of the World Trade Center, located in the heart of New York City's financial district, became the target of a small team of Muslim extremists, who were intent on killing everyone in the buildings and surrounding area. With a massive bomb set in the Center's parking garage, the terrorists killed 6 people and injured more than 1,000 others. After the explosion, the FBI and other investigators swiftly gathered the evidence needed to track down and convict the perpetrators.

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Gr 6-9-An account of what is now considered an eerie foreshadowing of the ultimate tragedy of September 11, 2001. With all the elements of a true detective story, the motives, plans, and consequences of individual terrorists' actions are laid out while their miscalculations and carelessness leading to their apprehension are noted. Careful descriptions and black-and-white photographs detail the damage and impact caused by the 1993 bomb. In describing what happened, Shields offers insight into how and why the events of September 11, 2001 (briefly summarized in an epilogue) came about. The author contends that an extensive worldwide terrorist network and an entrenched hatred of the U.S. insure the continued likelihood of more attacks against Americans. In a way, this work provides a degree of perspective on the more recent attack. Unfortunately, the list of Web sites was not updated to remove defunct addresses that once offered views of the World Trade Center and the 1993 bombing. The list for further reading, which includes several general works on terrorism, and the detailed index add reference value.-Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791057896
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Great Disasters, Reforms and Ramifications Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.16(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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