Gr 6-9-The attacks of September 11, 2001, quickly dated most libraries' already small collections on the subject. Andryszewski deals with the day in her prologue and later in a chapter on the al-Qaeda network. In between, she covers, among other things, the KKK, the Black Panthers, the Weather Underground, the Iran hostage crisis, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and the Militia movement. Nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons are also briefly discussed. The conclusion takes homeland security as far as October 2001, including mention of the challenge of balancing freedom with safety. The full-color photographs, further reading list, and index are adequate. A helpful historical overview of a troubling topic.-Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.