The Attack on the USS Cole in Yemen on October 12, 2000
Twelve Important Titles Detailing Some of the Most Horrifying Terrorist Attacks Around the World Terrorism hit home for most Americans on September ... Show synopsis Twelve Important Titles Detailing Some of the Most Horrifying Terrorist Attacks Around the World Terrorism hit home for most Americans on September 11, 2001, but teens may be surprised to learn that acts of terrorism have ravaged the world for years. This dramatic series reports the details of several of modern history's most horrifying terrorist acts, and includes current theories on why individuals or groups resort to terrorism. Each book describes a terrorist act in full detail, and contains information on post-attack investigations and trials and the attack's effect on history. Although it wasn't long ago, teens may not be aware of the attack on a U.S. destroyer whose mission was to patrol the Persian Gulf as directed by the United Nations. Burnett writes a suspenseful book about the attack, providing readers with background on the ship, the mission it was on, and the brutal and surprising attack, aftermath, and investigation.