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Some great reads discovered over the years


  • Red Team “How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy”- Micah Zenko
  • Anarchist Voices: An Oral History of Anarchism in America- Paul Avrich
  • The Hay Market Tragedy- Paul Avrich
  • Sacco and Vanzetti: The Anarchist Background- Paul Avrich
  • Anarchist Portraits- Paul Avrich
  • Contemporary Threat Management: A Practical Guide for Identifying, Assessing, and Managing Individuals of Violent Intent – Frederick Calhoun and Stephen Weston
  • Terrorist Cop: The NYPD Jewish Cop Who Traveled The World to Stop Terrorists- Mordecai Dzikansky
  • Voices of Terror: Manifestos, Writings and Manuals of Al Qaeda, Hamas, and other Terrorists from around the World and Throughout the Ages- Walter Laquer
  • The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda- Ali Soufan
  • Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson
  • Inside Terrorism-Bruce Hoffman
  • On Combat- David Grossman
  • On Killing- David Grossman
  • Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan- Robert Kaplan
  • Dust of the Saints: A Journey to Herat in Time of War- Radek Sikorski
  • The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror- Bernard Lewis
  •  Beyond Terror: Strategy in a Changing World- Ralph Peters
  • Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos- Robert Kaplan
  • Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America- Matt Apuzzo
  • Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror- Michael Scheuer
  • Countering Terrorism in Britain and France: Institutions, Norms and the Shadow of the Past- Frank Foley
  • Terrorism: Critical Concepts in Political Science- David Rapoport
  • Suicide as Psychache: A Clinical Approach to Self-Destructive Behavior- Edwin Shneidman
  • Because No One Else Can- Jim Nicholson
  • Outlier States: American Strategies to Change, Contain, or Engage Regimes- Robert Litwak
  • The Al Qaeda Factor: Plots Against the West- Mitchell Silber
  • Big Holes in Islamic theories- Mchaymech 1998
  • Intelligence for an Age of Terror- Gregory Treverton