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The 9/11 encyclopedia; 2v.


The 9/11 encyclopedia; 2v.

Atkins, Stephen E.

Praeger Security International


586 pages




Atkins (Associate University Librarian for Collection Management, Texas A&M U.) present a two-volume encyclopedia on the September 11th attacks of 2001. In depth coverage is provided for the participants in the September 11th plot, the sequence of events on the day itself, the reasons American intelligence and law enforcement failed to prevent the attacks, and the various conspiracy theories that have emerged in subsequent years. The first volume contains 158 A-to-Z entries ranging from 300 to 3000 words each. In order to give a sense of their scope, perhaps one can cite the headings in the "guide to related topics," which include airline flights, airport security, American intelligence efforts, American political leadership, centers of terrorist planning, counterterrorism, critics of US policy before 9/11, economic aftermath, families of 9/11, FBI agents, fighting terrorism, firefighters, government agencies, ground zero, jihad supporters, Joint Committee on Intelligence, movies and documentaries, New York City officials and agencies, 9/11 Commission, 9/11 conspiracy theories, 9/11 hijackers, 9/11 hijacking supporters, Al-Qaeda leadership, Al-Qaeda operatives, Pentagon, reconstruction efforts, structural reports, support efforts after 9/11, terrorist acts and plans, victims of 9/11, World Trade Center bombing of 1993, and World Trade Center complex. The second volume contains a detailed chronology, 42 primary source documents, and an annotated bibliography.

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