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Terrorism & Political Violence Book reviews

Fighting for Fallujah: A New Dawn for Iraq.

19:2 (pdf) (Summer 2007)

John R. Ballard, Fighting for Fallujah: A New Dawn for Iraq. Published by Praeger
Security International. 2006, 148 pages. Cloth $44.95.

Reviewed by LCDR Youssef Aboul-Enein, USN
Middle East Foreign Area Officer
Washington, DC

Sebastian Smith, Allah’s Mountains: The Battle for Chechnya, New Edition. London:
Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2005. 328 pages. ISBN: 1850439796. $24.95 paper.

Reviewed by Mia Bloom
University of Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Hashim, Ahmed S. Insurgency and Counter-insurgency in Iraq. Ithaca: Cornell
University Press, 2006. 482 pp. $29.95. ISBN: 0-8014-4452-7

Reviewed by Professor John R. Ballard, Ph.D.
National War College
Washington, DC, USA

Christoph Reuter, My Life is a Weapon: A Modern History of Suicide Bombing,
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004. 200 pages, ISBN 0-691-11759-4.
$19.95. Translated from the German by Helena Ragg-Kirkby.

Reviewed by John C. Zimmerman
Beam Hall, Room 415
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Jeanne Guillemin. Biological Weapons: From the Invention of State-Sponsored
Programs to Contemporary Bioterrorism. New York: Colombia University Press,
2005. 258 pp. $18.95. ISBN: 0231129432.

Reviewed by Robert N. Wesley
Vienna, Austria

Karen J. Greenberg, ed. Al Qaeda Now: Understanding Today’s Terrorists. New York:
Cambridge University Press, 2005. 257 pp. hardback $60, ISBN: 0-521-85911-5;
paperback $19.99, ISBN 0-521-67627-4.

Reviewed by Mark Sedgwick
American University in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt

Hewitt, Christopher. Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A
Chronology. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2005. 199 pp; cloth
$75.00. ISBN: 0-313-33418-8

Reviewed by Alisa Stack-O’Connor
Office of the Secretary of Defense (Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article
are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department
of Defense or the United States Government.)
Falls Church, VA
USA

Jihad, Theory and Practice: A Review Essay
David Cook, Understanding Jihad. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.
259 pages, ISBN 0-520-24448-6. $19.95 Paper.

Richard Bonney, Jihad: From Qur’an to bin Laden. New York: Palgrave
Macmillan, 2004. xxvi, 594 pages, ISBN 1-4039-3372-3. $23.80. Hardcover.

Andrew G. Bostom, Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-
Muslims. Amherst: New York: Prometheus, 2005. 759 pages, $19.14, ISBN
1-59102-307-6. $29.00 Hardcover.

Walid Phares, Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies Against America. New York:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, viii, 277 pages, ISBN 1-4039-7074-2. $15.72, Paper.

Fawaz Gerges, The Far Enemy: Why Jihad Went Global. New York: Cambridge
University Press, 2005, xii, 345 pages. ISBN 10-0-521-79140-3. $17.82 Paper.

Mary Habeck, Knowing the Enemy: Jihadist Ideology and the War on Terror.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006, 243 pages, ISBN 0-300-11306-4. $16.50
Paper.

Farhad Khosrokhavar, Suicide Bombers: Allah’s New Martyrs. London: Pluto
Press, 2005, vi, 258 pages, ISBN, 0 7453 2283 2. $19.33 Paperback.

Mehdi Abedi and Gary Legenhausen, eds., Jihad and Shahadat: Struggle and
Martyrdom in Islam. Houston: The Institute for Research and Islamic Studies,
1986. Reissued in 2005, ix, 281 pages, ISBN 0-932625-00-2. $24.95 Paperback.

Adnan Musallam, From Secularism to Jihad: Sayyid Qutb and the Foundations of
Radical Islamism. Westport: Praeger, 2005, xii, 261 pages, $44.95, ISBN 0-275-
98591-1. $44.95 Hardcover.

Reviewed by John C. Zimmerman
University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA