The War on Terror

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In this book, significant events that helped shape the War on Terror are explored, including: Al-Qaeda's declaration of war; 9/11; the arrival of detainees at Guantanamo Bay; and the Madrid bombings. The information is supplemented by quotations, statistics and fact boxes. The book also includes biographies of key figures in the War on Terror.
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Overview

In this book, significant events that helped shape the War on Terror are explored, including: Al-Qaeda's declaration of war; 9/11; the arrival of detainees at Guantanamo Bay; and the Madrid bombings. The information is supplemented by quotations, statistics and fact boxes. The book also includes biographies of key figures in the War on Terror.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
AGERANGE: Ages 10 up.

One need only mention 9/11 to dredge up memories, emotions, and confusion. That terrible strike at New York City's Twin Towers as well as the Pentagon remains a vivid memory in the minds of people who observed it either in person or via the seemingly endless news coverage that occurred at the time and beyond. However, the War on Terror has taken many other forms aside from the fiery images of huge skyscrapers collapsing. Among the images that this clandestine war has crafted are bombs exploding on Madrid trains, suicide bombers approaching innocent civilians, angry Al-Qaeda minions releasing prophecies of doom from secret hiding places, and an American army invading first Afghanistan and then Iraq. All of these elements of the War on Terror, and many more, are the material that David Downing uses to build this title in the illustrated "Timelines" series. Downing does an outstanding job of telling a complex story in a relative few pages. In this way the author of this insightful book has provided youngsters with a solid foundation for understanding the origins and elements of a struggle that will likely extend throughout the foreseeable future. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841937281
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: Timelines Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.81 (w) x 10.69 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents


Execution of Sayyid Qutb-August 29, 1966     4
Murder of Abdullah Azzam-November 24, 1989     6
Al-Qaeda's Declaration of War-February 23, 1998     8
African Embassy Attacks-August 7, 1998     10
9/11-September 11, 2001     12
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373-September 28, 2001     14
"Operation Enduring Freedom"-October 7, 2001     16
U.S. PATRIOT Act-October 26, 2001     18
First Detainees Arrive at Guantanamo-January 11, 2002     20
"Axis of Evil" Speech-January 29, 2002     22
Capture of Abu Zubaydah-March 28, 2002     24
Arrest of the "Dirty Bomber"-May 8, 2002     26
Bush Doctrine-June 1, 2002     28
Bali Bombing-October 12, 2002     30
Moscow Theatre Siege Begins-October 23, 2002     32
Invasion of Iraq-March 20, 2003     34
Missile Sting-August 12, 2003     36
Madrid Bombings-March 11, 2004     38
London Bombings-July 7, 2005     40
Hamas Election Victory-January 25, 2006     42
"Long War" Speech-May 27, 2006     44
Key Figures in the War on Terror     46
Glossary     47
Further Information     47
Index     48
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