A Mangled Marathon takes reports of the 2013 Boston Marathon
bombings a step beyond the terrorist blasts that killed three
persons and injured more than 260. It reports on the legal defense
of the prime suspect, how victims are coping and the broader social
implications of the bombings. In a note to the reader, the author
writes, "Although this book focuses on the April 15, 2013 bombings
at the Boston Marathon, its victims and the prosecution of the
prime suspect, it is equally about "lone wolf" terrorists. Lone
wolves refer to terrorists who plot their attacks alone, usually
with no organization to support them and no official links to
violent groups. There is almost no way to know their next target
until they strike. U.S. intelligence agencies call them perhaps the
biggest terrorist threat to the United States and its allies." "But
before the race was over, few people cared who won or lost.
Boston's Patriots Day, a day of festivities to celebrate the
American Revolution, was about to become the latest nightmare in
America's ongoing war on terrorism..." "The pungent smell of
gunpowder hung in the air while shrapnel, ball bearings and nails
littered the streets near the blast sites. Spectators left behind
backpacks, cell phones and handmade signs with runners' names.
Doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital later treated one patient
whose body had been pierced by 12 carpenter's nails."
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