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Buda's Wagon
By Mike Davis

Buda's Wagon

A Brief History of the Car Bomb

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Buda's Wagon by Mike Davis

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In 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 Details

ISBN: 9781844672943
ISBN-10: 1844672948
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 137mm x 19mm)
Pages: 224
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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