Abu Nidal has been described as the world's most dangerous terrorist, a gun for hire and a man without scruples, responsible for the murders of countless innocent people - yet little is known about him or his organization. This book sets out to tell his story, from the training camp in the Libyan desert where his recruits are broken and brainwashed, to the early life of the master-terrorist and his place in the history of the PLO. Accounts are provided by former allies, friends and survivors of his camps about Nidal's gradual transformation into a man who replaced politics with violence and came to distrust everyone. The book tells how he was taken up by the Iraqis, the Syrians and then the Libyans, and how he accumulated a vast fortune through extortion and arms trading. The result is not just a biography, but an account of the intricacies of Middle-East politics over the past quarter of a century.
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PATRICK SEALE is one of Britain's most distinguished Middle East specialists. As an author and a former correspondent for the London "Observer", he has spent thirty years studying the politics of the region and interviewing its leaders. He is the author of the standard biography of Hafez al Assad, "Asad of Syria: The Struggle for the Middle East", and the classic history of Syria, "The Struggle for Syria". Other books by Seale include "Philby: The Long Road to Moscow"; "The Hilton Assignment"; and "Red Flag, Black Flag".
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Book Description RH Canada UK Dist, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99225719
Book Description RH Canada UK Dist, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099225719