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Terror Threat: International and Homegrown Terrorists and Their Threat to Canada Hardcover – Nov 19 2007

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Dundurn; First Edition edition (Nov. 19 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550027360
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550027365
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 1.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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The discovery of a suspected homegrown Islamic terrorist cell in our own backyard last year shocked most Canadians. The question arose: Is this country next on Al Qaeda's hit list? But although terrorism in Canada did not begin with Al Qaeda, its fundamental dynamics are as unfamiliar to most of the public as the minutiae of quantum physics.

How could such shocking developments happen in a nation of "peacekeepers" that opposed the American intervention in Iraq? The majority of Canadians have no idea why soldiers are presently sacrificing their lives in Afghanistan. Terror Threat provides an examination of every key facet of current terrorist operations affecting this country – and it does so in a way that shows how serious the danger really is. Who are these people? How do they operate? And why in the world are they trying to kill us?

About the Author

Dwight Hamilton, a former member of Canadian military intelligence, began writing at the Toronto Sun and Financial Post Magazine. He has been a staff editor at two of Canada's largest professional journals.

Kostas Rimsa served as an officer in Canadian military intelligence and instructed a program on international terrorism at Humber College in Toronto. He worked in a variety of roles in the former Soviet Union and assisted in the formation of Lithuania's new secret service.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Canadian enthusiast on Dec 5 2008
Format: Hardcover
The book offers an overview of the various terrorist threats facing Canada and the cultural, ideological and intentions background necessary to comprehend the events of the past 60 years.
I'm giving it a 4 star because the book could have used a little editing. If you can get past the typos, this book is an excellent insight into the threats that face our nation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Macri on July 24 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is an honest, straightforward, interesting book. It has helped me understand a series of real threats that Canada faces now and will still face ten or twenty years in the future unless the causes are stopped. These guys know their material, they are not journalists but experts, write very clearly and in a pleasant manner, and the book is chock full of useful data and information. It is a serious read for people interested in the subject (and we should all be).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Terrorism: Canada's Cottage industry Dec 13 2007
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Format: Hardcover
I feel like a spy. Somebody from the publishing house slipped me a copy of Terror Threat before it was officially available.
Terror Threat is the second book by Dwight Hamilton with co-author Kostas Rimsa (published by Dundurn publishing; $35; 246 pages) that addresses something that sounds sort of un-Canadian--our national security. The first book Hamilton published was Inside Canadian Intelligence. It sold pretty well and was sort of prescient. As the Toronto Sun reviewer mentioned, "one day after Dwight Hamilton released his book Torontonians found out there may have been a homegrown terror ring in their midst." My cottage is just down the road from where those alleged terrorists were training. That made us cottagers all feel just grand, I'll tell you.
And then along comes Terror Threat, another little gem that makes that thorn in the side our Canadian complacency even pricklier. It's another very accessible and dare I say fun read, but it's pretty unsettling. Educational too. Like every other kid growing up in the `60s, when I first heard about guerilla warfare, the image that sprang to mind was apes in the streets. In addition to shining a light on the little corners of terrorist activity that dot our country, he provides a illuminating history lesson about terrorists' pasts. (you'll have to read it for yourself to find out where guerillas come from.) You'll also be amazed by his litany of the numbers of innocent Canadians who's perished or disappeared at the hands of terrorists. I'm no international conflict expert, but it seems to me that unless a lot of people read this book and take action based upon that reading, we might be in for a lot more disappearances. And yeah, it's scary.