The book includes the works of some 20 authors and is divided into 14 chapters, each of which is worth reading. I suspect that I found the chapters about better-known events to be more intriguing because they are well within memory. Less well-known events, such as a plane crash in Amsterdam, are worthy of discussion but had less of an impact. The background in each chapter contains excellent introductory material so that each chapter stands alone. The authors not only present the material but also reach well-reasoned conclusions and, when appropriate, apply these conclusions to events that unquestionably will happen in the future, not only as a result of human malevolence but also because of ignorance and unpredictable accidents.