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From his birth in Venezuela to his capture two years ago in the Sudan, the life of Carlos 'the Jackal' has been an extraordinary one. Raised in a radical family, he was sent to London as a teenager in an attempt by his father to remove him from his early radical activities and friends who were seen as a bad influence. He subsequently studied in Moscow, before going to Beirut in 1969, with the avowed intention of becoming a terrorist. His subsequent career involved murders in Britain, France and Germany, culminating in the kidnapping of 11 OPEC ministers in Vienna in 1975. Carlos' career as a terrorist ranged across the whole range of the terrorist decades of the '70's and '80's and made him the world's most wanted, famous, recognizable, and yet seemingly elusive killer.show more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 34mm | 240.41g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8pp b&w photographs
  • 0752826697
  • 9780752826691

About John Follain

John Follain grew up in France and was educated at Oxford University. He has been a correspondent for Reuters and, since 1998, for the Sunday Times. He is the author of five previous books, and lives in Paris.show more

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