The Day the Sky Fell: A History of Terrorism (Landmark Books)

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A History of Terrorism

Who are terrorists? How do they justify what they do?

Award-winning author Milton Meltzer searches for answers as he puts terrorism and its practitioners into historical context. Asking moral questions more troubling than ever before, Meltzer shows that terrorism is as old as humankind and that it has been the tool of innumerable ideologies, religions, and ethnic groups, all over the world.

Originally published in 1983 as The Terrorists, The Day the Sky Fell has been updated by the author, with new chapters and a new introduction

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Reviewed with Milton Metzler's Ain't Gonna Study War No More.

Gr. 6-9. Originally published as The Terrorists in 1983, The Day the Sky Fell provides a history of international terrorism, from terrorist states to terrorist revolutions, from the IRA to the Ku Klux Klan. In the new foreword and five additional chapters, Meltzer offers reaction, reflection, and some background information on September 11. First published in 1985, Ain't Gonna Study War No More provides an authoritative and quite readable history of the peace movement and nonviolent resistance in America. As each generation seeks to understand and respond to the violence of its time, this historical perspective gains relevance for a new group of readers. The revisions to this title are relatively minor, but libraries without a copy on the shelf should consider it for purchase and some will want to replace old copies or add paperbacks to their collections. Each book includes some black-and-white illustrations, not always the same ones as in the original editions, but pictures similar to them in quality and effectiveness. Additions to both books include discussion guides for classroom use and Meltzer's answers to questions posed about the writing of each book. Though each bibliography includes some new additions, most of the titles are more than 20 years old. First published by Harper & Row, the books are now part of the Landmark Books series from Random House. Carolyn Phelan
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