disturbing and fascinating exploration of the motivations and history behind terrorism. From antiquity to the present day, in the east and the west, the methods and motives for terror are disturbingly similar. In An Anatomy of Terror, Andrew Sinclair takes a detailed trip through the dark side of humanity from Muslim assassins and the Crusades to Timothy McVeigh and Osama bin Laden. As he does, he encounters many links between seemingly disparate groups and illuminates the strategies that terrorists employ in order to recruit the footsoldiers who so often carry out these acts of terror An Anatomy of Terror explores the entire sweep of history; from the early role of terror as a tribal force and its incorporated into the rise of religious terrorism to later, politically fuelled, violence. Examining all facets of terror, from state endorsed ethnic cleansing to suicide bombers, from freedom fighting to genocide; Andrew Sinclair provides a new understanding of "Warfare by extreme means."
Dr Andrew Sinclair is a leading novelist, historian and filmmaker as well as a lecturer on History, Cinema and English literature. He has written books about the CIA, Che Guevara and the Knight Templars.