Posted July 20, 2017
We’ve compiled a list of some of our publishers’ best (non-curriculum) books that are great for homeschooling parents and homeschooling teachers.
June 22, 2017
The headlines are filled every week with news about the latest terror attacks against Western cities, from London and Paris overseas, to U.S. cities like Orlando and San Bernardino. Publisher I.B.Tauris’s authors are experts in the fields of international terrorism – its roots and causes, as well as what the future holds. I.B.Tauris is based in the UK and their authors include writers in some of the most dangerous parts of the world, working to document the complex roots of the global rise of ISIS and its plans against the West.
Here are a few notable paperbacks that would appeal to anyone interested in current events, especially those who want to understand the current landscape of terrorism and what it means for our future:
Radicalized: New Jihadists and the Threat to the West by Peter R. Neumann
“This useful analysis of global terrorism warns that jihadist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq are incubating a generation of trained terrorists from Western countries whose survivors will return to Europe, sowing the seeds of ‘the beginning of a new wave of terrorism that will occupy us for a generation.’ It's a dire forecast [that] traces the group's rise in a concise, informative summary, and looks at both overall ideology and the personal narratives of individual fighters. Striking a readable balance between academic prose and anecdotal journalism, this book provides a start in ‘realistically evaluating a phenomenon that will define the new wave of terrorism.’” - Publishers Weekly
The Origins of ISIS: The Collapse of Nations and Revolution in the Middle East by Simon Mabon and Stephen Royle
Simon Mabon and Stephen Royle provide a comprehensive overview of the roots, tactics, and ideology of ISIS, exploring the interactions of the various participants involved in the formative stages of ISIS.
Based on original scholarly sources and first-hand research in the region.
Under the Black Flag: At the Frontier of the New Jihad by Sami Moubayed
"The best introduction to ISIS so far." - Joshua Landis
“Sami Moubayed has written a must-read book. As a Syrian historian, he astutely explores the rise of the Islamic State first by tracking the historical origins of its ideology. He then takes the reader to the vivid details of life on the ground to explain how ISIS grew and established its so-called state. It is a perfect way to elucidate this complex phenomenon.” - Hassan Hassan, author of The New York Times Best Seller ISIS: Inside the New Army of Terror