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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Marsico, Katie

Summary: ISIS covers the history of the terrorist organization and what it stands for, how its leaders recruit more followers, and the importance of understanding the threat this organization poses for the rest of the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 956 MAR

Bergen, Peter L.

Summary: Since 9/11, some 300 Americans--born and raised in Minnesota, Alabama, New Jersey, and elsewhere--have been indicted or convicted of terrorism charges. Some have taken the fight abroad: Americans were among those who planned the attacks in Mumbai, and more recently a dozen US citizens have sought to join ISIS. Others have acted entirely on American soil. What motivates them, how are they...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Thurston, Alexander

Summary: "Drawing on sources in Arabic and Hausa, rare documents, propaganda videos, press reports, and interviews with experts in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Niger, Alexander Thurston sheds new light on Boko Haram's development. He shows that the group, far from being a simple or static terrorist organization, has evolved in its worldview and ideology in reaction to events. Chief among these has been Boko...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Peters, Ralph

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stackpole Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 909.09821 PET

Wood, Graeme

Summary: "Tens of thousands of men and women have left comfortable, privileged lives to join the Islamic State and kill for it. To them, its violence is beautiful and holy, and the caliphate a fulfillment of prophecy and the only place on earth where they can live and die as Muslims. The Way of the Strangers is an intimate journey into the minds of the Islamic State's true believers. From the streets of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Sekulow, Jay

Summary: The world's wealthiest and most powerful jihadists, ISIS originated within Al Qaeda with the goal of creating an Islamic state across Iraq and Syria and unrelenting jihad on Christians. This book gives a better understanding of the modern face of terror, and provides an overview of the laws of war and war crimes. These laws differentiate between the guilty and innocent, and explain why the US...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Howard Books 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 320 SEK

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 320 Sekulow 2014

Phillips, Melanie

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Encounter Books 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.32 PHI

Burke, Jason.

Summary: "Jason Burke is one of the world's leading experts on militant Islam. He embedded with the Kurdish peshmerga (currently at war with ISIS) while still in college. He was hanging out with the Taliban in the late 1990s. He witnessed the bombing of Tora Bora in Afghanistan in 2001 firsthand. With the current emergence of ISIS in Iraq and Syria and the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Katz, Samuel M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge/Tom Doherty Associates 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.929 KAT

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 305.4 HEI

Khosrokhavar, Farhad

Summary: In the wake of the Paris, Beirut, and San Bernardino terrorist attacks, fears over "homegrown terrorism" have surfaced to a degree not seen since September 11, 2001-especially following the news that all of the perpetrators in Paris were European citizens. A sought-after commentator in France and a widely respected international scholar of radical Islam, Farhad Khosrokhavar has spent years...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 KHO

Bennett, William J. (William John)

Summary: Argues that the concern for political correctness has weakened the resolve of American political leaders to defeat the radical Islamic terrorists who continue to espouse an agenda harmful to the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.931 BEN

Gabriel, Brigitte.

Summary: A Christian-Arab journalist recalls her eyewitness to the deadly beginnings of fundamentalist Islam as her family spent seven years in an underground bomb shelter in order to survive a jihad against non-Muslim people, looking at the history, social movements, and religious divisions that have led to the current conflict.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2006

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.7204 Gabri

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...

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 327 STE

Wright, Lawrence

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "Ten powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent beheadings of reporters and aid workers by ISIS. With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. This collection...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.325 WRI

Wexler, Stuart.

Summary: "The conventional narrative concerning religious terrorism inside the United States says that the first salvo occurred in 1993, with the first attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. This narrative has motivated more than a decade of wars, andre-prioritized America's domestic security and law enforcement agenda. But the conventional narrative is wrong. A different group of jihadists...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lewis, Bernard

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Modern Library 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 297.7 Lewis 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 297.72 LEW

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...

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Habeck, Mary R.

Summary: After September 11, Americans agonized over why nineteen men hated the United States enough to kill three thousand civilians in an unprovoked assault. Analysts have offered a wide variety of explanations for the attack, but the one voice missing is that of the terrorists themselves. This penetrating book is the first to present the inner logic of al-Qa'ida and like-minded extremist groups by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 297.292 HAB

Ibrahim, Azeem

Summary: An international expert traces the rise of the extreme ideology of Wahhabism, which has been the ideological bedrock of the state of Saudi Arabia since its original rise in the eighteenth century, and argues that it is this ideology that is fueling ISIS and terror cells worldwide.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 297 IBR

Bergen, Peter L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.K. Hall 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 958.1046 BIN