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Ahmed, Badeeah Hassan

Summary: "Captured by ISIS, her bravery and faith became her pathway to freedom. Badeeah Hassan was just 18 when she witnessed firsthand the horrors of the 2014 genocide of the Ezidi people by ISIS forces. Captured by ISIS, known locally as Daesh, Badeeah was among hundreds forced into a brutal human trafficking network made up of women and girls of Ezidi ethnicity, a much-persecuted minority culture of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 AHM

Summary: A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Broad Green Pictures 2017

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CIT

Summary: In The Rise of ISIS, Martin Smith (Gangs of Iraq; Beyond Baghdad) draws on in-depth interviews with Iraqi politicians, and American policymakers and military leaders to explore and explain how the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) became a major force so quickly. What does it mean for the U.S. to be back in Iraq, fighting a new war on terror, less than three years after American troops...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV RIS

Stern, Jessica

Summary: Though terrorist groups are a fixture of contemporary politics and warfare, the world has never witnessed the degree of sheer brutality demonstrated by the group know as ISIS-- the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Its sadistic disregard for human life, sophisticated use of social media, acquisition of territory, and ability to attract foreign fighters is unprecedented. Stern and Berger...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 327 STE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 STE

Mills, Kyle

Summary: "After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst. When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the president suspects that the Saudis never intended...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2017

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Rosenberg, Joel C.

Summary: "After ISIS terrorists attack the U.S. Capitol building during the president's State of the Union address, the entire world waits to see how the most powerful nation on earth will respond. But the Taylor administration is more committed to political correctness than to justice, and it falls to other nations to lead the way in hunting down Abu Khalif, the criminal and religious mastermind who...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION ROS

Summary: The gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS. These women and children are Yazidis, a religious minority that have been targeted by ISIS for particularly brutal treatment, as ISIS tries to impose upon them what it claims is a pure version of Islam.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2015

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ESC

Belz, Mindy

Summary: "Everywhere militants were blowing up Christians, their churches, their shops. They threatened them with kidnapping. They promised to take their children. The message to these 'infidels' You have no place in Iraq. Pay a penalty to stay, leave, or be killed."Sweeping from Syria into Iraq, Islamic State fighters (ISIS) have been brutalizing and annihilating Christians. How? Why? Where did the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.9 BEL

Gerges, Fawaz A.

Summary: The Islamic State has stunned the world with its savagery, destructiveness, and military and recruiting successes. What explains the rise of ISIS and what does it portend for the future of the Middle East? In this book, one of the world's leading authorities on political Islam and jihadism sheds new light on these questions as he provides a unique history of the rise and growth of ISIS. Moving...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 956 GER

Porter, Henry

Summary: "Henry Porter, who has been widely hailed as a next-generation John le Carré, is a bestselling author in the UK and has won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award. From the refugee camps of Greece to the mountains of Macedonia, a thirteen-year-old boy is making his way to Germany and to safety. Codenamed "Firefly," he holds vital intelligence: unparalleled insight into a vicious ISIS terror...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC POR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC POR

Murad, Nadia

Summary: "A memoir of Nadia Murad's time as a captive of the Islamic State, her escape, and her human rights activism"--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 MURAD, NADIA MUR

Thor, Brad.

Summary: In a safe house near the Syrian border, a clandestine American operations team readies to launch a dramatic mission months in the making. Their target: the director of Social Media for ISIS, Abu Muslim al-Naser. Loaded with action, this globetrotting, pulse-pounding thriller masterfully weaves espionage and counterterrorism into a captivating adventure.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2016

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Warrick, Joby

Summary: "When he succeeded his father in 1999, King Abdullah of Jordan released a batch of political prisoners in the hopes of smoothing his transition to power. Little did he know that among those released was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a man who would go on to become a terrorist mastermind too dangerous even for al-Qaeda and give rise to an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. Zarqawi...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 WAR

Cudi, Azad

Summary: "A gripping narrative by an Iran-born Kurdish journalist who joined the ranks of the Kurdish army as a sniper in the fight against ISIS. In 2002, at the age of nineteen, Azad, a young Iranian-Kurdish man, was conscripted into Iran's army and forced to fight against his own people. Refusing to go to war against his fellow Kurds, Azad deserted and smuggled himself to the United Kingdom, where he...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2019

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Soufan, Ali H

Summary: A compelling, definitive account of how and why bin Laden's ideology keeps rising from the dead. When Osama bin Laden was killed by a U.S. Navy SEAL, many prophesied al-Qaeda's imminent demise. In reality the opposite has occurred. Why? Watching the Arab Spring from his Pakistani safe house, bin Laden had seen an historic opportunity: "The next stage will be the return of the caliphate." In the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 SOU

Galdorisi, George

Summary: ISIS reigns supreme in huge swathes of Iraq and Syria and poses a threat to stability in the Middle East. When an American airstrike kills the ISIS leader's only son, he vows revenge. He discovers that a U.S. Navy admiral, now on duty in the Pentagon, led the strike. The ISIS leader has him kidnapped by American home-grown ISIS sympathizers. Their orders: smuggle him out of the United States...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Audio 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GAL

Heing, Bridey

Summary: With the promise of glorious holy war and a wife, more than 20,000 foreign fighters flowed into Iraq and Syria, leaving the Islamic State hard-pressed to provide enough wives for the fighters. With the number of foreign women estimated at a few hundred, ISIS has turned to draconian measures like slavery, temporary marriages, and even child brides. Women captives of the group who managed to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.4 HEI

Hosken, Andrew

Summary: "In June 2014 Islamic State launched an astonishing blitzkrieg which saw them seize control of an area in the Middle East the size of Britain. The news was soon filled with their relentless acts of savagery, yet nobody seemed to know who they were or where they'd come from. Now, top BBC reporter Andrew Hosken delivers the inside story on Islamic State. Through extensive first-hand reporting, he...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oneworld Publications 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956 HOS

Thor, Brad

Summary: In a safe house near the Syrian border, a clandestine American operations team readies to launch a dramatic mission months in the making. Their target: the director of social media for ISIS, Abu Muslim al-Naser. Multiple analysts, as well as a senior congresswoman, are in country to monitor the raid, but before the team can launch, the safe house is attacked. What unfolds in the bloody...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC THO

Williams, Brian Glyn

Summary: "Counter Jihad is the first history of America's military operations against radical Islamists, from the Taliban-controlled Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, to the Sunni Triangle of Iraq, to ISIS's headquarters in the deserts of central Syria, giving both generalists and specialists an overview of events that were followed by millions but understood by few. Williams provides the missing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Pennsylvania Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 WIL

Patrikarakos, David

Summary: "War in 140 Characters examines the role of social media and other forms of 'new media' in changing the face of modern warfare. War is, more than ever, a clash of narratives--with each state/party fighting to control the spread of information and project their narrative to the outside world. Social media has shattered traditional hierarchies between the state and its citizens, enabling the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 PAT

Giglio, Mike

Summary: The war against ISIS and the so-called caliphate it declared across Syria and Iraq was a battle to define not just the Middle East but the wider world. Growing from the aftermath of the U.S. war in Iraq and a brutal civil war in Syria, ISIS sought to usher in a new era of conflict as it launched terrorist attacks across Europe, while inflicting a savage extremism on the population in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 GIG

Mitchell, Jane

Summary: Forced to leave his home in war-torn Syria, thirteen-year-old Ghalib makes an arduous journey with his family to a refugee camp in Turkey. Includes glossary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC MIT

Taylor, Brad

Summary: The United States has anticipated and averted countless attacks from terrorist groups--thanks in large part to the extralegal counterterrorist unit known as the Taskforce. But now, a much more insidious evil is about to shatter the false sense of safety surrounding civilized nations. While world powers combat ISIS on the battlefield, a different threat is set in motion by the group--one that...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC TAY