If you go to the TNR Open University blog, you'll see that David A. Bell has posted a brief look at John Mueller's Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them.
Mueller's book is likely to be one of many interesting books on terrorism that I simply won't have time to read. A few weeks ago I blogged about his views in two different posts here and here. Those posts will first take you to an article that Mr. Mueller wrote for Foreign Affairs and then to a roundtable discussion of his views.