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7th July 2005 Books & Publications

The Antagonist
Joined: 25 Nov 2005, 11:41

14 Mar 2007, 20:47 #1

The London Bombings: An Independent Inquiry (Paperback)
by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed (Author)


# Paperback: 256 pages
# Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd (22 Jun 2006)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 0715635832
# ISBN-13: 978-0715635834
# Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.9 inches
7 - 7: The London Bombings: What Went Wrong? (Paperback)
by Crispin Black (Author)


# Paperback: 204 pages
# Publisher: Gibson Square Books Ltd (5 Jan 2006)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 1903933714
# ISBN-13: 978-1903933718
# Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches

Synopsis
How could a moment of triumph about the Olympic Bid turn into a catastrophe? These terrible events follow on the continuing revelations that the intelligence reports that were the government's basis for the invasion of Iraq were deeply flawed and the recent admission by the Ministry of Defence that it failed to foresee the size and ferocity of the Iraq insurgency. Something is very wrong in how Britain collects and analyses intelligence. In "7-7: What Went Wrong?", Crispin Black shows that fundamental flaws in our current approach to calibrating and understanding the terrorist threat - an unwillingness for instance to take on board the effects of our foreign policy on loyalty at home and a generally slack approach to border security have produced a toxic threat to national security. Taken all together there is the uncomfortable suspicion that instead of gathering intelligence, their aim is to please their masters. In his compelling and authoritative analysis, Black shows the cumulative threats that have amassed over the years through the slow reactions of our intelligence and security services - despite for instance the repeated warnings of the French and more recent warnings from the Middle East and the United States. He makes suggestions for reform.

About the Author
Crispin Black worked as an intelligence insider for the Ministry of Defence in Northern Ireland. He later worked at No 10 Downing Street, briefing the Cabine Office and the Joint Intelligence Committee (the top of the intelligence apparatus), for which he was awarded an MBE. He has since appeared frequently on television as an expert the London bombings and other intelligence issues. Crispin Black was educated at Sandhurst and St John's College, Cambridge, and lives in London.
7/7: The London Bombings and the Iraq War (Paperback)
by Milan Rai (Author)


# Paperback: 208 pages
# Publisher: Pluto Press (24 Feb 2006)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 0745325637
# ISBN-13: 978-0745325637
# Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.8 x 0.5 inches
# Average Customer Review: based on 1 review. (Write a review.)
# Amazon.co.uk Sales Rank: 334,802 in Books

Synopsis
In February 2003, Tony Blair was warned by British intelligence that the invasion of Iraq would 'heighten' the risk of terrorism in Britain. In July 2005, al-Qaeda struck in the heart of London. Despite the British Government's increasingly desperate attempts at denial, polls show that an overwhelming majority of people in Britain are convinced that there 'is' a connection between the London bombings and the war on Iraq. A majority of Britons fault Tony Blair himself. Using secret government documents declassified since the bombings, and leaks from British intelligence, Milan Rai exposes official deceit at the highest levels, and establishes the crucial role of British foreign policy in generating a home-grown version of al-Qaeda. Rai shows how an official report drawn up by the Home Office and Foreign Office in early 2004 identified 'foreign policy' - and the war in Iraq in particular - as a major cause of alienation among young British Muslims. Exploding the idea that the London bombers were 'brainwashed' into their actions, this book reconstructs a picture of the world through the bombers' eyes, examining the backgrounds of the 7/7 bombers - alongside brief obituaries for their 52 victims. This is the book Tony Blair doesn't want you to read about 7/7.

About the Author
Milan Rai founded the British branch of Voices in the Wilderness
and co-founded the anti-war group ARROW, a London-based direct action and
anti-war information group, and its successor organisation, Justice Not
Vengeance. His two previous books are War Plan Iraq: 10 Reasons Against War
with Iraq, Regime Unchanged and Chomsky's Politics. In 1993 he was awarded
the Frank Cousins Peace Award for Research by the Transport and General
Workers' Union. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The London Bombings July 2005 (Paperback)
by Andrew Langley (Author)


# Paperback
# Publisher: Raintree Publishers (15 Jun 2006)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 1406204390
# ISBN-13: 978-1406204391
# Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 0.3 inches
For the Love of Anthony: A Mother's Search for Truth After the London Bombings (Paperback)
by Marie Fatayi-Williams (Author)


# Paperback: 212 pages
# Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; New Ed edition (15 Feb 2007)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 0340910194
# ISBN-13: 978-0340910191
# Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.8 inches

Book Description
In this unique account, Marie Fatayi-Williams, a mother who lost her son, Anthony Fatayi-Williams, in the July 7th bombings in London tells of her loss, her grief, and ultimately her faith in this powerful and moving book. After her heart-rending speech on Monday 11 July 2005 in the wake of the atrocities, she became a symbol of the grief caused by terrorists all over the world. Now, a year on, she describes her account of that terrible day and personal struggle to face the senseless death of her son. This book also highlights her frustration with the official investigation and expresses how she resisted against bureaucratic delays. Her story is told with her vivid gift for language with raw passion, and ultimately with the love of a mother.  Her story will move everyone who has ever grieved for a child, inspire anyone who has ever longed for peace, and enrich everyone who reads it.
The London Transit System Bombings (Lucent Terrorism Library) (Board book)
by Gail B. Stewart (Author)


# Board book: 95 pages
# Publisher: Lucent Books (7 April 2006)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 1590189337
# ISBN-13: 978-1590189337
# Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.2 x 0.5 inches
The Puzzle of 7/7: An In-depth Analysis of the London Bombings and Government Sponsored Terrorism in the United Kingdom (Paperback)
by Eric D. Williams (Author)


# Paperback: 88 pages
# Publisher: Booksurge Llc (14 Jul 2006)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 1419646583
# ISBN-13: 978-1419646584
Report of the Official Account of the Bombings in London on 7th July 2005: House of Commons Papers 2005-06, 1087  by Great Britain (Hardcover - 11 May 2006)

# Hardcover: 36 pages
# Publisher: The Stationery Office Books (11 May 2006)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 0102937745
# ISBN-13: 978-0102937749
# Amazon.co.uk Sales Rank: 70,047 in Books

Synopsis
The four terrorist bombs that exploded in London on 7 July 2005 killed 56 people, including the bombers, and injured more than 700. This narrative summarises what the police, intelligence and security agencies have so far discovered about the bombers and how and why they came to do what they did. The first section details what is known of the bombers' movements on the day, from CCTV and witness accounts. The immediate aftermath is then described, looking at the police and intelligence effort and the Government response until the identification of the four bombers, Shehzad Tanweer, Mohammad Sidique Khan, Hasib Hussain and Jermaine Lindsay. The next section examines why the four men became suicide bombers. The backgrounds of the four men appear largely unexceptional, and there is little to mark them out as particularly vulnerable to radicalisation. Khan, Tanweer and Hussain were apparently well integrated into British society. Lindsay appears to have had more instability at various points in his life, but not exceptionally so. A common factor for Khan, Tanweer and Hussain was the social life around the mosques, youth clubs, gyms and Islamic bookshop in Beeston on the outskirts of Leeds, and group bonding through outdoor activities. Khan was a leading figure here, and Tanweer and Hussain became close to him. Lindsay was the outsider of the group: he converted to Islam in 2000, and it is believed that he was strongly influenced by an extremist preacher, and met Khan when he lived in the Huddersfield area. Their motivation appears to be typical of similar cases: fierce antagonism to perceived injustices by the West against Muslims and a desire for martyrdom. The next section examines visits abroad, especially to Pakistan, and possible contact with Al Qaida figures. Annexes cover: the evolution of Al Qaida and its associated groups; radicalisation in context; timeline of the evolution of the terrorist threat; timeline of the four individuals. The report concludes that there is still much more to be discovered about how the group were radicalised, how the bombings were planned and executed and whether others were involved.
"The problem with always being a conformist is that when you try to change the system from within, it's not you who changes the system; it's the system that will eventually change you." -- Immortal Technique

"The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." -- Malcolm X

"The eternal fight is not many battles fought on one level, but one great battle fought on many different levels." -- The Antagonist

"Truth does not fear investigation." -- Unknown
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amirrortotheenemy
Joined: 06 Nov 2006, 17:39

14 Mar 2007, 23:46 #2

A sample of 'The London Transit Bombings'.
One Day in July: Experiencing 7/7 (Hardcover)
by John Tulloch (Author)

# Hardcover: 240 pages
# Publisher: Little, Brown (15 Jun 2006)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 0316029580
# ISBN-13: 978-0316029582
# Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.1 x 1 inches
"No one understood better than Stalin that the true object of propaganda is neither to convince nor even to persuade, but to produce a uniform pattern of public utterance in which the first trace of unorthodox thought immediately reveals itself as a jarring dissonance." Leonard Schapiro
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The Antagonist
Joined: 25 Nov 2005, 11:41

05 Apr 2007, 16:07 #3

One Unknown: A Powerful Account of Survival and One Woman's Inspirational Journey to Recovery and a New Life (Hardcover)
by Gill Hicks (Author)


# Hardcover: 256 pages
# Publisher: Rodale International Ltd (2 April 2007)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 1405099895
# ISBN-13: 978-1405099899
# Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches

Synopsis
Gill Hicks was on her way to work on a Piccadilly line tube train on 7 July 2005 when a terrorist bomb exploded in the carriage in which she was travelling. Amazingly, and against all the odds, she survived the blast, but due to the injuries she sustained, her legs had to be amputated. In this personal memoir, Gill recounts the events of that day, from facing the very real prospect that she might die and her subsequent fight to live, to later coming to terms with losing her legs and living life as a disabled person. The book includes excerpts from the diary she wrote during her rehabilitation, an account of her wedding day in December 2005, when she hit headlines all around the world, and traces the journey of her extraordinary recovery. Having survived this life-shattering experience, Gill asks important questions about how we set our priorities and the way we live our lives. She motivates readers to 'seize the day' and live life to the full while striving for a better, more tolerant world. Her powerful message has a broader audience than most 'ordinary' motivational books because of the experience out of which it was borne. This moving account is told with great integrity and honesty, and Gill's lack of self pity and keen sense of humour lighten the tone and make this book very special indeed.

Inspiring, 4 April 2007Reviewer: Rachel North "Rachel" (UK) - See all my reviews

This is a simply wonderful book. It is humbling, uplifting, funny and deeply moving, and it contains a message of great, yet quiet power. Gill writes with honesty, humour and courage - and what she says could change the world, if we only hear it.

Unrecognisable on arrival in hospital, having lost 80% of her blood, and both legs from the knee down, plucked from the devastated carnage of carriage one, where 26 innocents died and hundreds were injured by a teenage suicide bomber on 7/7, Gill Hicks was 'One Unknown', a broken body - a stranger - barely human. Her fight to reclaim 'Gill' and come back into herself is told with great grace, and her decision to dedicate herself to peace in 'Life Two' has a resonance that will stir your soul like great music.

Gill, thank you for this witness to the power of our human spirit. And your words are a tribute to the instinctive care and compassion shown on 7 July, by strangers, to strangers. The actions of so many who hurried to help are laid in the balance against the actions of the terrorists. And the message is: love is stronger than hate, always.

This is not a 'misery memoir'. This is a shining story of hope, and love, and courage.

Recommended.
"The problem with always being a conformist is that when you try to change the system from within, it's not you who changes the system; it's the system that will eventually change you." -- Immortal Technique

"The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." -- Malcolm X

"The eternal fight is not many battles fought on one level, but one great battle fought on many different levels." -- The Antagonist

"Truth does not fear investigation." -- Unknown
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The Antagonist
Joined: 25 Nov 2005, 11:41

12 Apr 2007, 00:30 #4

The 4th Bomb Inside Londons Terror Storm (Paperback)
by Daniel Obachike (Author)


# Paperback: 224 pages
# Publisher: Floran Publishing (4 Jun 2007)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 0955536308
Amazon suggests the book is published on 4th June 2007, however Daniel Obachike says the book will be available from today, Thursday 12th April 2007.

Daniel Obachike will be signing copies at the London Book Fair at Earls Court exhibition centre on 16-17 April 2007.
"The problem with always being a conformist is that when you try to change the system from within, it's not you who changes the system; it's the system that will eventually change you." -- Immortal Technique

"The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." -- Malcolm X

"The eternal fight is not many battles fought on one level, but one great battle fought on many different levels." -- The Antagonist

"Truth does not fear investigation." -- Unknown
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Bridget
Joined: 26 Nov 2005, 01:46

23 May 2007, 12:37 #5

Out of the Tunnel (Paperback)
by Rachel North (Author)


Product details

    * Paperback: 288 pages
    * Publisher: The Friday Project Limited (6 Jul 2007)
    * Language English
    * ISBN-10: 1905548753
    * ISBN-13: 978-1905548750

Amazon
Out of the Tunnel
to follow

Rachel North

Dramatic and traumatic, Rachel North skilfully and grippingly entwines the trauma of a vicious rape attack in 2002 and the unimaginable horror of being a passenger in the first carriage of the underground train that exploded at Kings Cross on 7 July 2005.

Barely recovered from the ordeal of a two year wait for justice that saw her attacker finally sentenced to 15 years in January 2004, Rachel was, by dreadful coincidence, reading the story of her rape in Marie Claire magazine when Germaine Lindsay detonated his bomb within a few feet of her.

Remarkably, Rachel escaped without serious physical injury, but the images from the tunnel that day have remained seared in her memory. Rachel found therapy in writing about her ordeal and is author of a critically acclaimed blog, the content of which forms the basis of part of this book.

Out of the Tunnel is the emotional and inspirational story of one woman’s incredible experiences, her battle with, and victory over PTSD first time round and her remarkable ambition to use that experience to bring herself and her co-survivors out of the wreckage of carriage 1.

About the Author

Previously an Advertising Strategy Director, Rachel is now a full-time writer. She lives in North London with her fiancé ‘J’, and her cat, Miff.

Her blog was recently listed at number 25 in the U.K’s Top 100 political blogs – the highest ranking blog authored by a woman. It can be found at http://rachelnorthlondon.blogspot.com/

£7.99 PB
ISBN 978-1905548750

The Friday Project
�To those who are afraid of the truth, I wish to offer a few scary truths; and to those who are not afraid of the truth, I wish to offer proof that the terrorism of truth is the only one that can be of benefit to the proletariat.� -- On Terrorism and the State, Gianfranco Sanguinetti
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Kier
Joined: 07 Dec 2005, 15:21

23 May 2007, 14:39 #6

One Morning in July: The Man Who Was First on the Scene Tells His Story

by Aaron Debnam





# Hardcover: 288 pages
# Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd (2 Jul 2007)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 1844544494
# ISBN-13: 978-1844544493


Synopsis
'I can remember the events of that morning as clearly as if they had happened to me yesterday. In fact, I think they will be etched onto my memory for the rest of my life. That day was an experience so profound that it had affected every aspect of my existence ever since, and I have no doubt that it has changed me fundamentally as a person...' On 7th July 2005, as morning rush hour was drawing to a close, four suicide bombers struck in central London, killing 52 people and injuring hundreds more. Three bombs were detonated on underground trains just outside Liverpool Street and Edgware Road stations and on another travelling between King's Cross and Russell Square. The final explosion was on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square. PC Aaron Debnam is a rapid response officer with the British Transport Police and it was his unit that took the call to attend Russell Square station. Nothing could have prepared him for the devastation and chaos that he would encounter when he was first on the scene that horrific day. His great inner strength and courage got him past the hoardes of lost and shocked commuters, down into the smoke filled, blisteringly hot underground tunnel and onto the train to try and help those who were still alive. This deeply moving and personal recollection offers a unique insight into a terrorist attack that shocked the whole country and reminds us that, even in the face of a tragedy of such devastating proportions, the goodness of the human spirit can still shine through. It also explored the lasting effect that the attacks had on Aaron and how he has struggled to come to terms with what he encountered that day. The power of this story will change your life.

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"We are not democrats for, among other reasons, democracy sooner or later leads to war and dictatorship. Just as we are not supporters of dictatorships, among other things, because dictatorship arouses a desire for democracy, provokes a return to democracy, and thus tends to perpetuate a vicious circle in which human society oscillates between open and brutal tyranny and a lying freedom." - Errico Malatesta, Democracy and Anarchy 1924
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Bridget
Joined: 26 Nov 2005, 01:46

24 May 2007, 09:35 #7

Kier @ May 23 2007, 03:39 PM wrote:
One Morning in July: The Man Who Was First on the Scene Tells His Story

by Aaron Debnam





# Hardcover: 288 pages
# Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd (2 Jul 2007)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 1844544494
# ISBN-13: 978-1844544493


Synopsis
'I can remember the events of that morning as clearly as if they had happened to me yesterday. In fact, I think they will be etched onto my memory for the rest of my life. That day was an experience so profound that it had affected every aspect of my existence ever since, and I have no doubt that it has changed me fundamentally as a person...' On 7th July 2005, as morning rush hour was drawing to a close, four suicide bombers struck in central London, killing 52 people and injuring hundreds more. Three bombs were detonated on underground trains just outside Liverpool Street and Edgware Road stations and on another travelling between King's Cross and Russell Square. The final explosion was on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square. PC Aaron Debnam is a rapid response officer with the British Transport Police and it was his unit that took the call to attend Russell Square station. Nothing could have prepared him for the devastation and chaos that he would encounter when he was first on the scene that horrific day. His great inner strength and courage got him past the hoardes of lost and shocked commuters, down into the smoke filled, blisteringly hot underground tunnel and onto the train to try and help those who were still alive. This deeply moving and personal recollection offers a unique insight into a terrorist attack that shocked the whole country and reminds us that, even in the face of a tragedy of such devastating proportions, the goodness of the human spirit can still shine through. It also explored the lasting effect that the attacks had on Aaron and how he has struggled to come to terms with what he encountered that day. The power of this story will change your life.

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Aaron Debnam rescued Gill Hicks.
�To those who are afraid of the truth, I wish to offer a few scary truths; and to those who are not afraid of the truth, I wish to offer proof that the terrorism of truth is the only one that can be of benefit to the proletariat.� -- On Terrorism and the State, Gianfranco Sanguinetti
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