Library Resources on Terrorism

September 11th, 2002

_ Books:

  • _ WVU Libraries have ordered two copies of the books listed below. One copy will be in the Downtown Campus Library circulating collection. The other will be located in the Downtown Campus Library Reserve Collection, with the course title”Deconstructing The September 11th Tragedy In America.”

  • *Afghanistans Endless War
    , by Larry Goodson. University of Washington Press, 2001.

  • The Battle for God , by Karen Armstrong. Modern Library, 2002.

  • Body of Secrets , by James Bamford. Doubleday, 2001.

  • Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World, by Edward W. Said. Vintage Paperback, revised edition, 1997.

  • Divided Jerusalem , by Bernard Wasserstein. YaleUniversity Press, 2001.

  • The Dream Place of the Arabs , by Fouad Ajami. Vintage Press, 1999.

  • Eqbal Ahmad, Confronting Empire: Interviews with David Barsamian, foreward by Edward W. Said. Cambridge, South End Press, 2000.

  • Fundamentalisms and the State: Remaking Politics, Economies, and Militance, edited by Martin E. Marty and R. Scott Appleby. University of Chicago Press, 1997.

  • The Greatest Threat: Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Growing Crisis of National Security , by Richard Butler. Public Affairs, 2001.

  • Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama Bin Laden , by Peter L. Bergen. Free Press, 2002.

  • Islam and Democracy , by John L. Esposito, John Obert Voll, and Voll Esposito. OxfordUniversity Press, 1998.

  • The Invention of Peace , by Michael Howard. YaleUniversity Press, 2000.

  • Islam and the West, by Bernard Lewis. OxfordUniversity Press, 1994.

  • Islam: A Short History , by Karen Armstrong. Modern Library, 2000.

  • The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality , by John L. Esposito. OxfordUniversity Press, 1999.

  • Jihad vs. McWorld , by Benjamin R. Barber. Ballantine, 1996.

  • Story of Revenge: Saddam Husseins Unfinished War Against America , by Laurie Mylroie. American Enterprise Institute, 2000.

  • Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia , by Ahmed Rashid. YaleUniversity Press, 2000.

  • Terror in the Mind of God: The Rise of Religious Violence , by Mark Juergensmeyer. University of California Press, 2000.

  • Terrorism and America: A Commonsense Strategy for a Democratic Society, by Philip B. Heymann. MIT Press, 1998.

  • Unholy Wars: The CIA in Afghanistan, Taliban, and International Terrorism , by John K. Cooley. Pluto Press, 2000.

  • The Ultimate Terrorists , by Jessica Stern. HarvardUniversity Press, 1999.

  • Underground , by Haruki Murakami. Vintage International, 2001.

_ Websites:

  • _ Many Internet websites provide documentation on terrorism. Some useful government, public, private, and international sites are listed below. Links were valid as of August 20, 2002.


The”Terrorism”hotlink on this homepage provides all the GAO reports from 1980 till the present._

  • The September 11 Digital Archive: Saving the Histories of September 11, 2001
    This site includes stories, images, videos, and a guide to other websites and online resources. It is organized by the American Social History Project at CUNY and the Center for History and New Media at GeorgeMasonUniversity.

  • The Avalon Project at YaleLawSchool: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy
    Use”September 11”as a search term to access documents, including presidential and congressional documents.

  • Terrorism Research Center
    The TerrorismResearchCenter is dedicated to informing the public of the phenomena of
    terrorism and information warfare. This site features essays and thought pieces on current issues, as well as links to other terrorism documents, research and resources. Navigate the site by clicking on the area of interest. This site also includes a comprehensive list of terrorism related web pages.

  • Terrorism: Background and Threat Assessments
    The Federation of American Scientists Intelligence Resource Program websites provide a wealth of information. The September 11 attack on the WorldTradeCenter and the Pentagon made the reality of terrorism all too clear and instantly altered the context for future national security policymaking. This link provides a selection of resources on the threat of terrorism and options for responding to it.

  • United States Government Interagency Domestic Terrorism Concept of Operations Plan.
    The Federation of American Scientists presents the”United States Government Interagency Domestic Terrorism Concept of Operations Plan (CONPLAN),”published in January 2001. The CONPLAN was developed through the efforts of six primary government departments and agencies. The plan covers the primary federal agency responsibilities, domestic terrorism policy, and command and control operations against domestic terrorism.

  • International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism
    The International Policy Institute is a research institute and think tank dedicated to developing innovative public policy solutions to international terrorism. The institute seeks international cooperation in the global struggle against terrorism, paving the way for multilateral action against terrorist networks, benefactors, and states sponsoring terrorism.

  • National Security Institute’s Security Resource Net
    Topics covered on this site: Terrorism Legislation and Executive Orders;Terrorism Facts; Commentary on Terrorism and Terrorism Legislation; Terrorism Precautions; and Other Terrorism Related Sites.

  • Government Publications on Terrorism
    Prepared by the University of Maryland Libraries, this site provides links to a small sampling of U.S. government information on the Internet pertaining to the subject of terrorism.

  • *Terrorism (Summer 2001)
    The Public Affairs Information Service”Hot Topic”for the week is Terrorism (Summer 2001). PAIS chronicles the world’s public affairs, public and social policies, international relations, and world politics. A list of bibliographic database resources and web resources on terrorism is available from this site.

  • United StatesInstitute of Peace Library
    Terrorism/Counter-Terrorism: Links by topical categories to resources primarily in English providing information on terrorism/counter-terrorism under the subheadings: Government Agencies and International Organizations, Political Organizations, Research Studies and Projects, Selected Documents and Publications. Includes international websites.

  • National Security Archive Online Readers on Terrorism, Intelligence and the Next War
    The Archives mission is to put on the record the primary source documentation selected as the most important available primary sources on U.S. terrorism policy. These materials include CIA biographic sketches of Usama Bin Laden and Taliban leader Mohammad Omar, reports from the Pentagon and the Senate Intelligence Committee on previous terrorist attacks on the USS Cole and the Khobar Towers, the State Departments overview of global terrorism and the FBI s review of terrorism in the U.S. We have included several of the most relevant
    Congressional Research Service briefs, six of the General Accounting Offices most recent reports on combating terrorism, plus the key policy directives on terrorism from the Pentagon and from Presidents Reagan and Clinton.

For additional information, and suggested strategies for finding more information in print or electronic form, please visit the Downtown Campus Library Reference Desk.

*Downtown Campus Library
1549 University Ave
Morgantown, WV26506
Frances OBrien, Dean
Phone: 304-293-5040