A-Z entries and primary documents present a thorough examination of the events surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Horror. Sadness. Protests. Military action. Conspiracy theories. From personal loss to economic upheaval to a paradigm shift in U.S. foreign relations, few events in the past 100 years have impacted American life so greatly as the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This comprehensive two-volume set details every event leading up to 9/11, going back up to a decade prior to the attacks, and including all participants from any place in the world. Also covered are events since the attack that have influenced our understanding of the ordeal. With A-Z entries, descriptive sidebars, and over 40 primary documents, The 9/11 Encyclopedia is an essential source for understanding one of the blackest marks on the pages of American history.
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. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)