A Brief History of the Car Bomb
By (author) Mike Davis
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Buda's Wagon by Mike Davis
Book DescriptionIn this brilliant and disturbing 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. Davis argues that it is the incessant impact of car bombs, rather than the more apocalyptic threats of nuclear or bio-terrorism, that is changing cities and urban lifestyle, as privileged centres of power increasingly surround themselves with "rings of steel" against a weapon that nevertheless seems impossible to defeat.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844672943
(210mm x 137mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Verso Books
Publisher: Verso Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Mike Davis
MacArthur Fellow MIKE DAVIS lives in San Diego. He is the author of Planet of Slums, Prisoners of the American Dream, City of Quartz, Ecology of Fear, Magical Urbanism, Late Victorian Holocausts, Dead Cities, and The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu.
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