History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide

  • Series Name: History Behind the Headlines Series
  • Volume 1
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  • ISBN-10: 0787649511
  • ISBN-13: 9780787649517
  • DDC: 909
  • Shipping Weight: 2.75 lbs ( 1.25 kgs)
  • 368 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2001 | Published

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Overview

Today's newspapers are filled with reports of conflicts between nations. Some conflicts have recently erupted; many have been going on for years. But most of them have deep-rooted, historical causes that are not explained in the media. That's what makes History Behind the Headlines big news for librarians, students, teachers and other researchers, who will consult it over and over again. For important background information on long-term ethnic, religious, political, territorial and economic conflicts between nations today, there isn't a more targeted ongoing print series.

Volume 5 of History Behind the Headlines is a special volume devoted entirely to topics of terrorism.

Each biannual volume includes approximately 30 entries arranged alphabetically by either the major country involved or the subject of the conflict. The entries are complete with overview essays, photographs, maps, charts, primary document excerpts, short biographies, current status and much more. These combined features offer a unique and in-depth analysis, tracing significant international conflicts back to their earliest stages.

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History Behind the Headlines Series

Today’s newspapers are filled with reports of conflicts between nations. Some conflicts have recently erupted; many have been going on for years. But most of them have deep-rooted, historical causes that are not explained in the media. That’s what makes History Behind The Headlines big news for librarians, students, teachers, and other researchers, who will consult it over and over again. For important background information on long-term ethnic, religious, political, territorial, and economic conflicts between nations today, there isn’t a more targeted ongoing print series. Volume 5 of History Behind The Headlines is a special volume devoted entirely to topics of terrorism. Each biannual volume includes approximately 30 entries arranged alphabetically by either the major country involved or the subject of the conflict. This title offers a unique and in-depth analysis, tracing significant international conflicts back to their earliest stages.

Reviews

"O'Meara has granted her audience an excellent view into the complexity of world affairs by blending the best of historical, economic, social, cultural, and political studies together into this two-volume text. It is recommended for high school, community college, public, undergraduate, and graduate libraries." -- ARBA (2002)

— ARBA

"This title will be useful for research into current events." -- School Library Journal (May 2001)

— School Library Journal

"Belongs on the reference shelves of all high school, college, and public libraries. Highly recommended." -- Book Report (May/June 2001)

— Book Report

"This book is certain to be welcomed by students of international relations and avid news watchers alike. With future volumes eagerly anticipated, college and university libraries should find this a well-used resource." -- Choice (May 2001)

— Choice

"This book should be useful to those in current events classes but not as useful as it might have been. It could have used more proofreading...The bibliographies are useful, but only for those students who have access to a large public library or to an academic library. Many of the works referred to may well be over the heads of most high-school students. This is a good idea that needs to be made better with better proofreading and more thought given to the needs of the students in current events classes for which it was designed." -- Booklist (April 2001)

— Booklist