Dictionary of Terrorism

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FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES

The following films illustrate different aspects of terrorism and political violence.

100 Years of Terror, Produced by the History Channel, Videocassette Series, A&E Home Video (2000).

Air Force One (Paramount, 1997, 123 mins) Deals with kidnap situation by terrorists of the US Presidential plane with President, his family and US government advisers aboard.

Betrayed (Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer, 1988, 112 mins) Right-wing supremacist anti-US government inspired terrorism.

CIA: America's Secret Warriors (Discovery Channel, 1997, 2 vols, 50 mins each)

US role in international terrorism.

Crimson Tide (Hollywood Pictures, 1995, 115 mins) Story about global nuclear crisis between Russia and USA spawned by terrorists, set in Russian and US submarines.

Four Days in September (Miramax, 1998, 110 mins) Examines demands inflicted when terrorists kidnap an ambassador.

Killing Fields, The (Warner Bros. 1984, 142 mins) Depicts state-sponsored terrorism.

Little Drummer Girl, The (Warner Bros. 1984, 130 mins)

Highlights women's role in terrorism.

Michael Collins (Warner Bros. 1996, 132 mins) History of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

One Day in September (Columbia Tri-Star, 1999, 91 mins)

Deals with the kidnapping of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Leontes-Norsk Films, 1970, 100 mins)

Life in a Soviet labour camp in the Stalin era.

Salvador (Hemdale 1986)

The account of guerrilla war in Salvador in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Siege, The (20th Century Fox, 1998, 120 mins) Threat from military in response to terrorism.

Sum of all Fear, The (Paramount, 2002, 119 mins) Story of nuclear terrorism and the aftermath of a nuclear detonation on US soil.

The Battle of Algiers (Magna Film, Igor Film, Cabash Films, 1966)

Examines the Algerians' fight against French colonial rule in the 1950s.

World Trade Center: Anatomy of the Collapse, produced Darlow Smithson, Film and TV Videocassette Discovery Communications Inc (2001).

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface and Acknowledgements vi
  • Introduction viii
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms xii
  • Glossary xviii
  • A 1
  • B 23
  • C 32
  • D 62
  • E 82
  • F 97
  • G 103
  • H 112
  • I 126
  • J 147
  • K 151
  • L 156
  • M 164
  • N 177
  • O 185
  • P 191
  • R 220
  • S 229
  • T 256
  • U 277
  • V 293
  • W 296
  • Z 304
  • Films and Documentaries 305
  • Terrorism - A Historical Timeline 309
  • Index 311
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