evolution of the car bomb / by A B

BUDA’S WAGON - A Brief History of the Car Bomb” follows the evolution of the car bomb from its first use during the Wall Street bombing in 1920, to modern-day Iraq, stopping for brief stories in the Balkans, Palestine, Northern Ireland and Lebanon.

The book is good because it illustrates that terrorism is more a tactic than it is an ideology. Terrorism after all is a career and the job of a terrorist is to be innovative in the use of weapons. Remarkable is how the author Mike DAVIS exposes the role of various state intelligence agencies in globalizing urban terrorist techniques.