eBook Encyclopedia of Terrorism, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Harvey W. Kushner [Long Island University]
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412914256
  • ISBN-13: 9781412914253
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 552 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released October 2004
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003
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Originally published in print format in 2002.

The Encyclopedia of Terrorism presents authoritative coverage of what is currently one of the world's most important topics. With more than 300 articles, the encyclopedia provides detailed discussions of the who, what, where, when, and why of terrorism. Up-to-date and timely, the articles cover such topics as Al-Qaeda, biological terrorism, extremism, Saddam Hussein, Jihad, Zacarias Moussaoui, and suicide bombers. Its concise, readable format and detailed chronology, photographs, maps, and charts make this an essential reference.

Key Features include:

  • More than 300 authoritative, in-depth articles
  • Extensive, balanced coverage of terrorist groups (such as the IRA), key events (including September 11), people, terms, and statistics, as well as biographical, historical, and geographical information
  • Cross-references to related entries at the end of each article
  • Comprehensive, global coverage
  • Valuable appendices include: list of government organizations, list of terrorist organizations, list of well known female terrorists, detailed list of further readings

Features and benefits include:

  • Authored by world renowned expert who brings the knowledge of a career studying terrorism and terrorist activities, along with a deep familiarity with the events and people involved in both World Trade Center attacks in 1993 and 2001.
  • Comprehensive chronology in the back organized by calendar dates. Because many terrorists acknowledge a preceding event with terrorist activity, the calendar format makes these links clear and obvious.
  • Writing style is very appropriate for the public and school library market.
  • An excellent illustration program makes the book accessible to readers from high school on up.

This title is now available in eBook format through Gale Virtual Reference Library.



  • Harvey W. Kushner [Long Island University]


"The most comprehensive and up-to-date work available on this subject...Essential for all academic and larger public libraries." -- Library Journal

— Library Journal

"Using this resource will give students a place to get started and offer an idea from which students can gather more information. This book does not attempt to answer the 'whys' of terrorism, rather it aims to give an introduction to terrorism and show the far-reaching effects throughout our history." --Library Media Connection, November/December 2007

— Library Media Connection

"It is rare to find a reference volume both as timely and as well done as this effort. Considering the importance of its subject, its global and historical coverage, and its value to researchers, students, the general reader, and law enforcement, this book is a must for every library."-- Reference and User Services Quarterly

— Luis J. Gonzalez

Ideal for high school students working on their social studies projects and for first-year college and university history students as a quick reference; recommended for high school and community college libraries as well as for all public libraries. Library Journal Online (8-15-07)

— Luis J. Gonzalez

"This is another open access gem in the digital reference collection of the Terrorism Information Center of the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT). It is a licensed version of the digital edition by Gale of the print encyclopedia of Sage Publications. Considering daily events of terrorism, it is somewhat dated as are most of the related encyclopedias on the topic, but it perfectly complements the other resources developed by MIPT or licensed by MIPT for free worldwide access. It provides excellent background for putting into perspective the contemporary acts of terrorism, if not the mindset of their perpetrators." P├ęter's Digital Reference Shelf -- (October 2007)

— Luis J. Gonzalez

"Greenhaven's entry into the crowded field of encyclopedias of terrorism is significant in terms of its moderate price and its currency. The Greenhaven title would be appropriate for a small public library or high-school media center..." --Booklist, February 1, 2008

— Luis J. Gonzalez

"International in scope, wide in historical scope, and easy-to-understand, The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Terrorism, is a great resource. This work is recommended for K-12 libraries, public libraries, and undergraduate institutions." --ARBA, 2008

— Luis J. Gonzalez

"Kushner has gathered the type of information for which teen researchers are clamoring: biographies of key individuals, the histories of various terrorist groups both foreign and domestic, and a full discussion of specific incidents. . . . This work is ideal for libraries looking for a one-volume reference on this timely topic."-- School Library Journal

— Luis J. Gonzalez