The War on Terror

The War on Terror

by David Downing

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841937281
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Series: Timelines Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.81(w) x 10.69(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

David Downing grew up in suburban London. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction for both adults and children, including four novels featuring Anglo-American journalist John Russell and the nonfiction work Sealing Their Fate: The Twenty-Two Days That Decided World War II. He lives with his wife in Guildford, England.

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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