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Recommended Reading


Benjamin, Daniel, and Steven Simon. The Age of Sacred Terror. New York: Random House, 2002.

Berntsen, Gary and Ralph Pezzullo. Jawbreaker: The Attack on Bin Laden and al Qaeda: A Personal Account by the CIA’s Key Field Commander. New York: Crown Publishers, 2005.

Borowitz, Albert. Terrorism for Self-Glorification: The Herostratos Syndrome. Kent & London: The Kent University Press, 2005.

Brachman, Jarret. Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice. London: Routledge, 2008.

Carr, Caleb. The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare against Civilians. New York: Random House, 2003.

Clarke, Richard A. Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror. New York: Free Press, 2004.

Coll, Steve, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001. New York: Penguin, 2005.

Dershowitz, Alan M. Why Terrorism Works: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2002.

Fridell, Ron. Terrorism: Political Violence at Home and Abroad. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 2001.

Kean, Thomas H. and Lee Hamilton with Benjamin Rhodes. Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission. New York: Vintage Books, 2007.

Ledeen, Michael A. The War against the Terror Masters. New Y r : St. Martin’ Pre , 2002.

Levitas, Daniel. The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement and the Radical Right. New York: Thomas Dunne, 2002.

Mahle, Melissa Boyle. Denial and Deception: An Insider’s View of the CIA from Iran/Contra to 9/11. New Y r : Th nder’ M th, 2005.

Nasiri, Omar. Inside the Jihad: My Life With al Qaeda: A Spy’s Story. New York: Basic Books, 2006.

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks. The 9/11 Commission Report: The Full Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. New York: Norton, 2004.

O’Hanlon, Michael E., et al. Protecting the American Homeland: A Preliminary Analysis. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2002.

Pelton, Robert Young. Licensed to Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2006.

Pillar, Paul R. Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy. Washington: Brookings Institution, 2003.

Riedel, Bruce. The Search for Al Qaida: Its Leadership, Ideology and Future. Washington: Brookings Institution, 2010.

Sageman, Marc. Understanding Terror Networks. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.

Schroen, Gary C. First In: An Insider’s Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan. New York: Presidio Press/Ballantine Books, 2006.

Shackley, Theodore, with Richard A. Finney. Still the Target: Coping with Terror and Crime. Baltimore, MD: Noble House, 2003.

Stout, Mark E., et al. The Terrorist Perspectives Project: Strategic and Operational Views of al Qaida and Associated Movements. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2008.

United States Commission on National Security/21st Century. New World Coming: American Security in the 21st Century:

United States Congress, Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001. Washington: United States Congress, 2002.