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Author Lankford, Adam, 1979-
Title The myth of martyrdom : what really drives suicide bombers, rampage shooters, and other self-destructive killers / Adam Lankford.
Publisher Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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 Book Stacks  HV6431 .L36 2013  AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 257 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-252) and index.
Contents The myth of martyrdom -- Lies, damn lies, and previous research on suicide terrorism -- Why suicide terrorists are suicidal -- The truth about 9/11 -- What real heroes are made of -- Murder-suicide: the natural comparison -- The four types of suicide terrorists -- Mission impossible? How to stop suicide terrorism.
Summary Adam Lankford looks at the motivation of suicide bombers and other rampage killers.
ISBN 9780230342132 (hbk.)
0230342132 (hbk.)
Subject Suicide bombers -- Psychology.
Martyrdom.
Martyrs.

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