Jessica Stern is a research professor at Boston University's Pardee School of Global Studies and a Fellow at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard's School of Public Health. She served on the Clinton administration's National Security Council Staff. She is the author of Denial: A Memoir of Terror; Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year); and The Ultimate Terrorists.
"In this skillfully wrought, powerful study, a terrorism expert,
national security adviser, and lecturer at Harvard, returns to a
definitive episode of terror in her own early life and traces its
grim, damaging ramifications... Stern's work is a strong,
clear-eyed, elucidating study of the profound reverberations of
trauma."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Wonderfully compassionate, absorbing reading for anyone."--Booklist (starred review)