The War Against Terrorism

The War Against Terrorism

by Michael Kronenwetter

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Gr 7-12-- Each of these books defines the topic, gives a history, and then attempts to discuss the various solutions that have been tried and suggested. In The Poor in America , the focus is on defining the poor and then looking at the underlying causes of poverty in the U. S. This volume is the most nebulous of the three because of the broad scope of the problem being addressed. The best of the three is Managing Toxic Wastes , in which a clear anecdotal history of Love Canal leads to a chilling inventory of the various toxins that have been and are still posing environmental hazards. The explanation of methods and mechanisms used in the handling and disposing of the various toxic substances is straightforward and fascinating. In The War on Terrorism, Kronenwetter begins with the Munich Olympic Games murders and proceeds with a short history of modern terrorism with an emphasis on the Middle East. He includes information on kidnappings as well as random murders and bombings. Readers are then given a whirlwind worldwide terrorist tour through Latin America, Northern Ireland, etc. A more focused and thoughtful volume on this topic is Arnold Walker and Moorhead Kennedy's Think About Terrorism (Walker, 1988). These new volumes do offer credible overviews of complex issues. They define each problem, give specific examples, and then offer plausible solutions. As a beginning point, they are more than adequate. --Steve Matthews, Foxcroft School, Middleburg, VA

Product Details

Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date:
Issues for the Nineteen Nineties Series
Edition description:
64188 Simon
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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