A highly topical account for teenagers about the history and causes of current-day terrorist groups and acts. A fascinating look at the motivations behind terrorist acts and what measures can be taken against them. It raises vital questions such as: How can we define terrorism? What drives people to join terrorist movements? How do terrorist groups arm and organize themselves? And what measures should be taken against them by governments and the international community? Throughout the book there are differing viewpoints, facts and debates which show the complexity of terrorism and the issues it raises.
Alex Woolf studied history at Essex University, and has written and edited many 20th century history titles for young people.