The dynamite club: the bombing of the Café Terminus and the birth of modern terrorism in fin-de-siècle Paris

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Houghton Mifflin Co.,
Pub. Date:
2009.
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English
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From an award-winning Yale historian, the fascinating story of a long-forgotten war on terror” that has much in common with our own 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 The Dynamite Club, a mesmerizing account of Henry and his cohorts and the war they waged against the bourgeoisie setting off bombs in public places, killing the president of France, and eventually assassinating President McKinley in 1900.Paris in the belle époque was a place of leisure, elegance, and power.Newly electrified, the city’s wide boulevards were lined with posh department stores and outdoor cafés. But prosperity was limited to a few.Most lived in dire poverty, and workers and intellectuals found common cause in a political philosophyanarchismthat embraced the overthrow of the state by any means necessary. Yet in targeting civilians to achieve their ends, the dynamite bombers charted a new course. Seeking martyrdom, believing fervently in their goal, and provoking a massive government reaction that only increased their ranks, these evildoers” became, in effect, the first terrorists in modern history. Surprising and provocative, The Dynamite Club is a brilliantly researched account that illuminates a period of dramatic social and political changeand subtly asks us to reflect upon our own.
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