Praise for The Terrorist Trap: America’s Experience with Terrorism


“A disturbing, timely, compelling report.”


Publishers Weekly (starred review)


“Using interviews with terrorists, hostages and other victims, governmental officials, and, most effectively, former presidents, Simon conveys the personal drama inherent in these often tragic events.”


— Kirkus Reviews



“A first class contribution to fuller understanding of the nature and sources of terrorism and of the capabilities and limitations of possible responses.”


— Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster, USA (Ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe



“(A) sane and sensible book. . . .His careful analysis of the U.S. experience with terrorism–with one third of all acts of global terror directed at U.S. symbols–leads him to the sober conclusion that it is folly to believe that terrorism can somehow be eliminated.”


– Financial Times, London