Empire of Fear

Empire of Fear Inside the Islamic State

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Publisher's Synopsis

"A tremendously useful, insightful study of the frightening spread of a culture of death. Hosken does an excellent job of sorting out the American reaction, the failure of the Iraqi leadership in the form of Nouri al-Maliki and others, and how IS has becomes the richest terrorist group in the world."
—Kirkus Reviews, (Starred)

One of the 10 Best Books of September 2015
—The Christian Science Monitor

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 BBC reporter Andrew Hosken delivers the inside story on Islamic State. Through extensive first-hand reporting, Hosken builds a comprehensive picture of IS, their brutal ideology and exterminationist methods. Equally compelling and horrifying, Empire of Fear reveals how Islamic State came to be, explores how they might be defeated and asks a frightening question — if they were brought down, could we stop another group emerging to replace them?

Book information

ISBN: 9781780748061
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Imprint: Oneworld
Pub date:
DEWEY: 956.054
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiv, 321 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 378g
Height: 218mm
Width: 136mm
Spine width: 38mm