Anderson, Sean K., and Stephen Sloan. Historical Dictionary of Terrorism. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1995. 2d ed. 2002. 3d ed. 2009.
Commenting on the second edition, Chapman, IJI&C 18.1 (Spring 2005), finds that this work "is an accomplishment of long, arduous research," but it "is more than [just] a tool; it's a learning instrument." Peake, Studies 54.2 (Jun. 2010) and Intelligencer 18.1 (Fall-Winter 2010), notes that the first edition had 452 pages, the second 586, and the third "has 700 pages with more than 2,000 entries.... The dictionary provides a good overview of contemporary terrorist adversaries.... In short, it contributes toward knowing one's enemy.... Since the topic is not likely to decline in importance soon, a digital fourth edition would be an even more valuable contribution to the literature."
Boston, Guy D., Marvin Marcus, and Robert J. Wheaton. Terrorism -- A Selected Bibliography. Washington, DC: National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1976. Guy D. Boston, Kevin E. O'Brien, and Joanne Palumbo. Terrorism: A Selected Bibliography: Supplement to the Second Edition, 1977.
Crenshaw, Martha, and John Pimlott, eds. 3 vols. Encyclopedia of World Terrorism. Armonk, NY: Sharpe, 1997.
Janke, Peter, with Richard Sim. Guerrilla and Terrorist Organisations: A World Directory and Bibliography. New York: Macmillan, 1983.
1. International Terrorism: A Bibliography. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1986.
Surveillant 2.5 says that Lakos covers "5,622 items published from 1965 to mid-1980s."
2. Terrorism, 1980-1990: A Bibliography. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1992.
Surveillant 2.5: This work contains "5,890 entries with some overlap and repetition of those titles in the earlier bibliography which appeared in 1980 to 1985.... This is considered one of the best terrorism bibliographies."
McGuire, Frank G. Security Intelligence Sourcebook: Including Who's Who in Terrorism. Silver Spring, MD: Interests Ltd., 1990.
Mickolus, Edward F., comp.
1. The Literature of Terrorism: A Selectively Annotated Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1980.
According to Petersen, this is the "[p]ublished version of Annotated Bibliography on International and Transnational Terrorism. Washington, DC: CIA, Office of Political Research, 1976." Wilcox adds that the work has 3,890 entries.
2. Terrorism, 1980-1987. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1988.
An update of Mickolus' earlier bibliography.
3. Terrorism, 2002-2004: A Chronology. 3 vols. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005.
4. Terrorism, 2005-2007: A Chronology. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008.
Peake, Studies 53.3 (Sep. 2009) and Intelligencer 17.2 (Fall 2009), concludes that "[f]or a quick assessment of domestic and international terrorist acts during this period..., the Mickolus chronology is the place to start."
5. Transnational Terrorism: A Chronology of Events, 1968-1978. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1980.
Norton, Augustus R., and Martin H. Greenberg. International Terrorism: An Annotated Bibliography and Research Guide. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1980.
Ontiveros, Suzanne. Global Terrorism: A Historical Bibliography. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1986.
Prunckun, Henry W., Jr. Shadow of Death: An Analytical Bibliography on Political Violence, Terrorism, and Low-Intensity Conflict. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1995.
Surveillant 4.3: "A splendidly comprehensive annotated bibliography.... Prunckun ... cites books, journal articles, reports, and theses spanning some 200 years, from the late 1700s through 1993. The annotations discuss content, unusual facts about the authors, and interesting ties to other works.... Recommended."
Schmid, Alex P., and Albert J. Jongman. Political Terrorism: A New Guide to Actors and Authors, Data Bases, Theories, and Literature. Princeton, NJ: Transaction, 1987. 2005. [pb]
With regard to the 2005 paperback edition, the publisher stated: "This monumental collection of definitions, conceptual frameworks, paradigmatic formulations, and bibliographic sources is being reissued in paperback now as a resource for the expanding community of researchers on the subject of terrorism. This is a carefully constructed guide to one of the most urgent issues of the world today."
Shanty, Frank G. and Ray Picquet, eds.; John Lalla, docs. ed. 2 vols. Encyclopedia of World Terrorism: 1996-2002 and Encyclopedia of World Terrorism: Documents. Armonk, NY: Sharpe, 2002.
From publisher: "The work includes completely new and original entries on terrorist individuals, organizations, and activities around the globe, and also features a complete volume of primary source documents relating to terrorism from ancient times to the present."
Smith, Myron J., Jr. The Secret Wars: A Guide to Sources in English. 3 vols. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1980-1981.
Vol. I, Intelligence, Propaganda and Psychological Warfare, Resistance Movements, and Secret Operations.
Vol. II, Intelligence, Propaganda and Psychological Warfare, Covert Operations, 1945-1980.
Vol. III, International Terrorism, 1969-1980.
Clark comment: Smith's bibliography totals about 10,000 entries, referenced by category and author; there are no annotations. To Constantinides, this is "one of the most complete and useful references available to researchers and scholars." Nonetheless, it still misses "important books or books on significant individuals." See also, Allen E. Warnke, "The Secret Wars: A Guide to Sources in English," American Journal of International Law 77 (Jul. 1983): 717-718.
Smith, R. Jeffrey. "State Dept. Concedes Errors in Terror Data." Washington Post, 10 Jun. 2004, A17. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
The State Department's, Patterns of Global Terrorism, issued two months ago, suggested that the number of terrorist attacks around the globe "was at the lowest ebb in the past 34 years." However, "the report was pilloried" by academics, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), and others. They "said its math defied the reality of a steady growth in the number and significance of terrorist attacks in 2003, as well as the worst type of attacks spreading from just a few countries to at least 10." On 9 June 2004, "the department formally conceded it made a few mistakes." Spokesman Adam Ereli said: "'We anticipate that a correction ... will be publicly issued as soon as possible.'"
Thackrah, John Richard. Encyclopedia of Terrorism and Political Violence. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987. 2d ed. Dictionary of Terrorism. London and New York, Routledge, 2004.
Regarding the second edition, the publisher states: "This revised and updated second edition of a major reference work in the area contains definitions and descriptions of all aspects of terrorism and political violence."
U.S. Department of State. Patterns of Global Terrorism, [year (to 2003)]. Washington, DC: yearly.
Replaced by Country Reports on Terrorism in 2004. Both are available at: http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/crt/.
With regard to the report issued for 2003, see R. Jeffrey Smith, "State Dept. Concedes Errors in Terror Data," Washington Post, 10 Jun. 2004, A17.See also, Dan Eggen, "Powell Calls Report 'A Big Mistake'; State Dept., CIA Probe Terror Study," Washington Post, 14 Jun. 2004, A13.
The State Department's, Patterns of Global Terrorism, issued two months ago, suggested that the number of terrorist attacks around the globe "was at the lowest ebb in the past 34 years.... [H]owever, the report was pilloried by academics, a lawmaker [Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA)] and others. They said its math defied the reality of a steady growth in the number and significance of terrorist attacks in 2003, as well as the worst type of attacks spreading from just a few countries to at least 10." On 9 June 2004, "after reviewing the matter more carefully, the department formally conceded it made a few mistakes." Spokesman Adam Ereli said: 'We anticipate that a correction to the Patterns of Global Terrorism will be publicly issued as soon as possible.'"
During appearances on Sunday talk shows on 13 June 2004, "Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said ... that a State Department report claiming a global decline in terrorist incidents last year was 'a big mistake,' but he said there was no intent to 'cook the books' for political purposes."
Wilcox, Laird M., comp.
1. Bibliography on Espionage and Intelligence Operations. Kansas City, MO: Editorial Research Service, 1988, 1989.
Peake, Reader's Guide: Includes "more than 3,000 book titles, many on assassination and terrorism.... The annotations ... are very brief and do not always convey the full scope of the content.... Titles ... are organized alphabetically by author but are not separated by major topic."
2. Master Bibliography: Political Psychology, Propaganda Espionage, Intelligence Operations, Terrorism, and Assassination. Kansas City, MO: Laird Wilcox, 1980.
3. Terrorism, Assassination, Espionage and Propaganda: A Master Bibliography. Olathe, KS: Laird Wilcox, 1988.
This is a spiral bound, 8.5 X 11 format, privately published bibliography. It has over 3,000 titles arranged alphabetically by author. There are brief, descriptive annotations for most of the items listed.
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