An examination of events that helped create the ongoing war against Islamic extremists, from early-20th-century Western imperialism in the Middle East through escalating terrorist attacks.
Part of the The War on Terror series
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, stunned America and set into motion events around the world. Wars began, laws were passed, controversies arose, and new leaders emerged. The War on Terror offers a broad but engaging examination of all these happenings, pairing clear text with striking photographs to examine both current events and earlier 20th-century history, exploring when and why Islamic fundamentalism arose and how differences in culture and religion exploded into warfare that continues today.