School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4-8-Woolf defines terrorism as "the deliberate use of violence against innocent people to inspire fear for political purposes." He provides examples of various groups' efforts to gain attention, undermine peace, and provoke powerful responses via bombings, murders, and the use of weapons of mass destruction. The final chapter presents political, military, and economic actions taken to prevent extremist activities since the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The role of the United Nations in promoting peace is explained, as is the comprehensive antiterrorism legislation it has passed since the attacks. Examples of terrorist activity throughout history and in various parts of the world will help young people understand the motives behind these extremist and violent actions. Case studies and full-color and black-and-white archival photographs help to illustrate the devastating effects of such attacks on innocent people. Up-to-date information for young people who are concerned about security and want to learn more about important political issues.-Sharon A. Neal, Alvernia College, Reading, PA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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