“The most accessible book on terrorism ever written – An eye-opening read, deeply philosophical and scathing in the best way – Brilliant, and wonderfully written on top of that – No right or left, just facts and history – A hugely absorbing and very timely offering – There is no question that when it comes to terrorism, Tremble the Devil is the textbook – I learned so much while reading this book and enjoyed every page - I highly recommend this book for those who want to know more about terrorism, the origin of radical Islam and its fingerprint in the world today – Cuts through the media blather to give an honest accounting of the sort of complexity inherent in analyzing and understanding the phenomenon of terror – No other author has so intricately written about terrorism in such detail”
Tremble the Devil was written by a Harvard-educated counterterrorism analyst, it’s an accessible, fast-paced distillation of everything you need to know about the world’s most dangerous phenomenon.
It tells terrorism’s story using engaging allusions to everyone and everything from Jesus Christ to Beer Pong and from Malcolm X to Friday the Thirteenth. Each chapter begins with a hook taken from artists ranging from the Rolling Stones and Jay-Z, to William Blake and Tupac Shakur. And it packages the social insights of The Tipping Point along with the compelling colloquial style of Freakonomics.
It is, however, a work of non-fiction that divides the aforementioned three levels of comprehension into three parts, and illustrates terrorism theory by recounting the most important modern attacks and tying them to the past, each other, and the future – in the process creating the richest and most complete work on terrorism to date, a book that will change the way you look at everything from organized religion to sports drinks.
Tremble the Devil is a lucid explanation of terrorism in all its forms, you can get yourself a copy below, or spend as much time as you’d like reading the entire book online – totally for free.
Tremble the Devil is the first work of academic non-fiction that’s available up online in its entirety for free, but after reading a bit and deciding you’d like to keep going offline you can get a copy of the book through Kickstarter.