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The dynamite club: how a bombing in fin-de-siecle Paris ignited the age of modern terror

The dynamite club: how a bombing in fin-de-siecle Paris ignited the age of modern terror

Merriman, John M., author

On a February evening in 1894, a young radical intellectual named Emile Henry drank two beers at an upscale Parisian restaurant, then left behind a bomb as a parting gift. This incident, which rocked the French capital, lies at the heart of this account of Henry and his cohorts and the war they waged against the bourgeoisie. Distinguished historian John Merriman maintains that the Age of Modern Terror began in Paris on February 12, 1894, when anarchist Emile Henry set off a bomb in the Caf Terminus, killing one and wounding twenty French citizens. The true story of the circumstances that led a young radical to commit a cold-blooded act of violence against innocent civilians makes for riveting reading, shedding new light on the terrorist mindset and on the subsequent worldwide rise of anarchism by deed. Merriman's fascinating study of modern history's first terrorists, emboldened by the invention of dynamite, reveals much about the terror of today

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First paperback with a new preface.
Published New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016

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Statement of responsibility: John Merriman
ISBN: 0300217935, 9780300217933
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-250) and index.
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Originally published in hardcover in 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Physical Description: xx, 259 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: Henry, Emile, 1872-1894.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780300217926