Terrorism, the systematic use of violence to create a general climate of fear in a population and thereby bring about a particular political objective. Terrorism has been practiced by political organisations with both rightest and leftest objectives, by nationalistic and religious groups, by revolutionaries, and even by state institutions, such as armies, intelligence services, and police.
Did you know? The word terrorism was first used during the French Revolution, which began in 1789.
Jenkins, J.P., 2015, 'Terrorism' in Britannica Online
"Terrorism is a global threat with global effects ... By its very nature, terrorism is an assault on the fundamental principles of law, order, human rights, and the peaceful settlement of disputes upon which the United Nations is established.'
Annan, K, 2002, 'The United Nations and terrorism: an overview' in UN Action Against Terrorism, Mason Crest Publishers, Philadelphia, p.9
On our shelves:
You will find material in many places on the Library shelves. However, you could start by going to the following non-fiction section on our shelves:
Issues in Society
- Barr, G, E, 2007, War on terror: is the world a safer place? Heineman, Oxford.
- Docalavich, H, 2007, UN Action against terrorism: fighting fear, Mason Crest Publishers, Philadelphia
- Katz, S.M, 2004, Raging within: ideological terrorism, Lerner Publications, Minneapolis
- Tarakson, S, 2008, Terrorism, Pearson, Port Melbourne, Vic. [From the series: World Issues come to Australia]
- Weinberg, L, 2005, Global terrorism: a beginner's guide, Oneworld, Oxford. [Provides a list of significant terrorist incidents from 1961-2003
Library subject guides
The Library pathfinder Man's inhumanity to man, particularly the pages on Post 1945 conflict may have additional resources you can use.
- Britannica Online *You will need your user name and password to use these resources.
- Australian National Security Lists the 20 organisations considered to be terrorist organisations by the Australian Government.
September 11 Attacks
The September 11 attacks, also called the 9/11 attacks, were a series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed by 19 militants associated with extremest group Al-Qaeda, against targets in the United States.
- September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
- September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Pictorial works
- Terrorism -- New York (State) -- New York -- Pictorial works
- War on Terrorism, 2001
- World Trade Centre Bombing, New York, N.Y., 2001
- Jacobson, S., Colon E., 2008, After 9/11: America's war on terror (2001- ) : a work of graphic journalism, Hill and Wang, 2008.
- New York September 11 by Magnum photographers, PowerHouse Books, New York.
- The 9/11 report: a graphic adaption by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon [Based on the final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.]
- Spiegelman, A, 2004, In the shadow of no towers, Pantheon Books, New York
- Watchell, A., 2009, September 11: lost words, Ticktock, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
- 9/11 The Falling man [dvd] / produced and directed by Henry Singer.
- 9/11 the day that changed the world / [digital movie] narrated by Rupert Graves.
- Fahrenheit 9/11 / [dvd]
- Another essential September 11 story. 13 of Time magazines most incisive stories of the event
- National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc. began formal operations in the spring of 2007.
- 9/11 Attacks - History. com
On our shelves:
- Head, Vivian, 2007, Terrorism: shocking, true events of global destruction and human tragedy, Abbedayle Press, Wigston, England. [Includes the Bali Bombing]
- McCartney, Jason, 2003, Jason McCartney: after Bali, Geoff Slattery Publishing, Melbourne
- Patra, Kim A, 2007, In the arms of the angels, Saritaksu, Kuta Kuta, Indonesia. The story of a medical volunteer who recounts the first few days after the Bali Bombing
- Bali remembered from The Age. Contains many links to the event as and when it happened, and the immediate aftermath.
- Lawler, John, August 2004, The Bali bombing: Australian law enforement assistance to Indoneisa, in Police Chief Magazine
- The 12 October 2002 Bali bombing plot from BBC News. This looks at Bali bombing on the 10th anniversary of the attack.
Other resources on terrorism
On our shelves:
- Dornstein, Ken, 2006, The Boy who fell out of the sky: a true story, Sceptre, London. This is the story of David Dornstein who was one of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing over Scotland.
- Margulies, Phillip, 2003, Al Qaeda: Osama bin Laden's army of terrorists, The Rosen Publishing Group, New York.
- Sales, Leigh, 2007, Detainee 002: the case of David Hicks, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Vic.
- Seierstad, Asne, 2015, One of us: the story of Anders Breivik and the masssacre in Norway, Virago, London.
- Uschan, M.V., 2006, The Belsan school siege: a separatist terrorism, World Almananc Library, Miliwaukee
- Robertson, Geoffrey, 2002, 'Terrorism: 11 September and beyond', in Crimes against humanity: the struggle for global justice, 2nd edn. Penguin Books, London, pp. 473-516
- Whiticker, Alan J, 2008, 101 crimes of the century, New Holland, Sydney. Includes chapters on the following: The Munich Massacre (1972) - The Iranian Hostage crisis (1979) - The Lockerbie Bombing (1988) - The Tokyo subway gassing (1995) - The Belsan school siege (2004).
- The Iranian Hostage crisis (November 1979 - January 1981)
- July 7 London bombings (2005) from the BBC News Indepth.
- Mumbai terror attacks. A list of terroism attacks on Mumbai, India; including those that occurred in November 2008. From the Guardian newspaper
- Munich Olympic Massacre (September 5, 1972)