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Buda's Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb
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from Verso Books (April 1, 2007)
9781844671328 | details & prices | 228 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $22.95
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.
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Reprint edition from Verso Books (October 4, 2016)
9781784786632 | details & prices | 228 pages | List price $16.95
About: The brilliant and disturbing 100-year history of the “poor man’s air force,” 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 York’s Wall Street, killing 40 people.
from Verso Books (August 31, 2008)
9781844672943 | details & prices | 228 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.95
About: In this provocative history, Mike Davis traces the car bomb’s worldwide use and development, in the process exposing the role of state intelligence agencies—particularly those of the United States, Israel, India, and Pakistan—in globalizing urban terrorist techniques.