Buda's Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb

Author(s): Mike Davis


In this provocative history, Mike Davis traces the car bomb's worldwide use and development, in the process exposing the role of state intelligence agencies-particularly those of the United States, Israel, India, and Pakistan-in globalizing urban terrorist techniques. Davis argues that it is the incessant impact of car bombs, rather than the more apocalyptic threats of nuclear or bio-terrorism, that is changing cities and urban lifestyles, as privileged centers of power increasingly surround themselves with 'rings of steel' against a weapon that nevertheless seems impossible to defeat.


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"Davis creates a fascinating genealogy that raises chilling questions about the future of terrorism." - Atlantic Monthly "Mike Davis, long-time chronicler of apocalyptic terror, has done it again: he has made me scared ... The brilliance of Davis's story is undeniable." - Times "Mike Davis follows the evolution of the car bomb from the Balkans to Palestine, Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Lebanon and, of course, Iraq." - New York Times "Brilliantly terse ... Davis writes with icily suppressed fury." - Guardian

Mike Davis is the author of several books including Planet of Slums, City of Quartz, Ecology of Fear, Late Victorian Holocausts, and Magical Urbanism. He was recently awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.

General Fields

  • : 9781784786632
  • : Verso Books
  • : Verso Books
  • : 0.367
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mike Davis
  • : 228
  • : 228
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 623.45209
  • : 623.45209