The world's most dangerous place : inside the outlaw state of Somalia

The world's most dangerous place : inside the outlaw state of Somalia

Fergusson, James, 1966-


First Da Capo Press edition.

Physical Description
405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

Living on the line. An African Stalingrad : the war against al-Shabaab ; At the Bancroft Hotel : America's proxy war ; The field hospital : what bombs and bullets do to people ; Aden's story ; The failure of Somali politics ; What makes al-Shabaab tick? ; The famine -- Nomads' land. In the court of King Farole ; Galkacyo : Pirateville ; Hargeisa nights ; How to start a border war -- The diaspora. The Somali youth time-bomb ; The missing of Minneapolis ; 'Clanism is a disease like AIDS' ; Operation Linda Nchi : the end for al-Shabaab?

Corporate Subject
Qaida (Organization)

Subject Term
Islamic fundamentalism -- Somalia.
Terrorism -- Somalia.

Geographic Term
Somalia -- History -- 1991-
Somalia -- Social conditions -- 1960-

This is an authoritative account of the Somali region, its history, and the story of the Islamic extremists operating there today cites the high human cost of the region's clan-based civil war while explaining how current activities are directly threatening world security.

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)Book967.73053 FER11Nonfiction Collection
Stillwater Public LibraryBook967.73053 FER11Nonfiction Collection