Arafat : A Political Biography

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"This will be the definitive biography of Yasser Arafat for many years." -Rashid Khalidi "Alan Hart has written the best informed, most detailed account of Arafat that I have seen." -Michael C. Hudson "I have written the book as a good and true friend of the Palestinians and the Jews. Together in peace and partnership the two peoples, who come from the same melting pot, could change and develop the region for the better and, by doing so, give hope and inspiration to the whole world." -Alan Hart, from the Introduction "There is much important material here on the Palestinians, the PLO, political machinations, strong beliefs...Very informed...Hart has done a service in creating this vivid picture." -The Book Reader "This is, however, more than a sympathetic, semi-authorized biography. It constitutes a detailed running history of the PLO and the course of inter-Arab relations and the Arab-Israeli conflict from the mid-1960s to the has inestimable value in telling how Arafat and his colleagues saw [these events]..." -Foreign Affairs
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Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 155.7 x 235.5 x 26.2mm | 850.98g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • First American ed
  • 0253205166
  • 9780253205162

Table of contents

Preface Introduction The Man and His Cause 1 The Man 2 The Cause The Underground Years 3 'Touched by Treachery' 4 The Student Leader 5 No Go with Nasser 6 A Candle in the Darkness 7 The Question of Leadership 8 The Decision to Fight The Struggle 9 The Rebel Leader 10 From Prison to Prison 11 Playing with Fire 12 The 'Popular War of Liberation' 13 A Taste of Victory 14 The Dawn of Reality 15 Conspiracy Everywhere and Catastrophe in Jordan 16 The Terror Weapon 17 The Olive Branch 18 Showdown in the Lebanon 19 Confrontation with Assad, Partnership with Hussein 20 The 'Last Chance' - Going or Gone? 21 Uprising in the Occupied Territories Last Thoughts List of Palestinian Leaders and Organizations Notes
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