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The Day the Sky Fell: A History of Terrorism
     

The Day the Sky Fell: A History of Terrorism

by Milton Meltzer
 
Award-winning author Milton Meltzer searches for answers as he puts terrorism and its practitioners into historical context. Asking moral questions more troubling than ever before, Meltzer shows that terrorism is as old as humankind and that it has been the tool of innumerable ideologies, religions, and ethnic groups all over the world. Originally published in 1983 as

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Award-winning author Milton Meltzer searches for answers as he puts terrorism and its practitioners into historical context. Asking moral questions more troubling than ever before, Meltzer shows that terrorism is as old as humankind and that it has been the tool of innumerable ideologies, religions, and ethnic groups all over the world. Originally published in 1983 as The Terrorists, The Day the Sky Fell has been updated by the author, with new chapters and a new introduction.

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KLIATT
In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, with the daily headlines in the media regarding terrorism, threats of war, and efforts at seeking non-violent solutions to conflicts, two titles in the Landmark Books series have been updated and revised by Milton Meltzer. Through a historical perspective Meltzer provides a wide-ranging introduction in each of these books to two divergent approaches to the challenges people face when moral law conflicts with political, religious, and social mores. The paths of terrorists, rooted in anarchist ideals as well as sheer greed, lie far from those of non-violent seekers of peace. Meltzer, though an advocate of peaceful conflict resolution, does not hesitate to point out the many reasons why desperate people resort to terrorism. In each book Meltzer argues forcefully that the use of evil means can only poison a seemingly just cause. Discussion guides and bibliographies heighten the reader's awareness not only of the historical background, but also the persistence of these two approaches to handling human conflicts. Through a series of questions and answers given by Meltzer, he points young people to a consideration of the challenges of past events that he hopes will lead them to inquiry, introspection, and positive actions. (Landmark Books). KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 1983, Random House, 290p. illus. bibliog. index., Gerrity

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375822506
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
07/23/2002
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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