Undoubtedly timely and full of fascinating detail, "Sword of Islam" is a thorough, well-researched, and revealing account of global Islamic terrorism. This book supplies the answer to the question that has been on the minds of all Americans since September 11: Why do they hate us? Murphy makes it clear that as the chief backer of Israel, the United States is seen by extremists as the evil power behind the hated 'Zionist enemy'. But he also emphasises that in the final analysis we are the only country with the power to bring these attacks to a halt.
John F. Murphy Jr. is a military historian and the founder and President of The Grenadier Company, a private research firm specializing in military history, international relations, guerilla warfare, and terrorism. He has authored two confidential reports for the CIA, has been a lecturer in European and American History at St. Joseph University and Drexel University in Philadelphia, and is a guest columnist and reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News. He is currently writing a two-volume history of the early American frontier for the University of Missouri Press.