About this book
Celebrated urban historian returns with a compelling account of the 'poor man's airforce', from Vietnam to Beirut.
In 1920, Mario Buda exploded a horse-drawn wagon filled with dynamite and iron scrap, killing 40 people. Since Buda's prototype, the car bomb has evolved into a "poor man's air force," a weapon of mass destruction. This work traces its development, in the process exposing the role of intelligence agencies in globalizing urban terrorist techniques.