About: Traces the historical and political development of the car bomb as a weapon of terror and resistance, documenting such events as the September 1920 explosion of a horse-drawn wagon near Wall Street, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the Bombay bombing, in an account that argues that car bombs are invoking greater change than threats of nuclear or bio-terrorism.
About: The brilliant and disturbing 100-year history of the âpoor manâs air force,â the ubiquitous weapon of urban mass destructionOn a September day in 1920, an angry Italian anarchist named Mario Buda exploded a horse-drawn wagon filled with dynamite and iron scrap near New Yorkâs Wall Street, killing 40 people.
About: In this provocative history, Mike Davis traces the car bombâs worldwide use and development, in the process exposing the role of state intelligence agenciesâparticularly those of the United States, Israel, India, and Pakistanâin globalizing urban terrorist techniques.
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