Gr 4-7-Buell concentrates on the one airline hijacked on September 11, 2001, which was prevented from reaching its intended target by the actions of its hostage crew and passengers. Clearly in awe of the courage of these people, she infuses her work with intense emotion. Ferguson and Olson present clear and logical historical overviews of the regions under discussion. Ferguson describes the current political, religious, and cultural climate of Saudi Arabia along with the country's delicate, vacillating relationship with the United States. Olson relates the beliefs and agendas of the many different Middle Eastern groups with an interest in Lebanon. Both of these volumes provide, in this way, a background for understanding why specific attacks on American targets took place. The actual bombings are described efficiently, but do not comprise the bulk of the texts. Although well written, the relatively narrow focus of all three accounts makes them additional purchases for most libraries.-Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.