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Mossad : The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service

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"This book tells what should have been known and isn't--that Israel's hidden force is as formidable as its recognized physical strength."-- Israeli President Shimon Peres For decades, Israel's renowned security arm, the Mossad, has been widely recognized as the best intelligence service in the world. In Mossad, authors Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal take us behind the closed curtain with riveting, eye-opening, boots-on-the-ground accounts of the most dangerous, most crucial missions in the agency's 60-year history. These are real Mission: Impossible true stories brimming with high-octane action--from the breathtaking capture of Nazi executioner Adolph Eichmann to the recent elimination of key Iranian nuclear scientists. Anyone who is fascinated by the world of international espionage, intelligence, and covert "Black-Ops" warfare will find Mossad electrifying reading.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 388 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 35.56mm | 612.35g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • 0062123408
  • 9780062123404
  • 100,596

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Two insiders reveal some of the more fantastic episodes in the history of Israeli intelligence operations around the world. A quick and easy read, this book focuses on the operational details and personalities behind the famed Mossad s record of assassination, kidnapping, sabotage, and clandestine surveillance. --Publishers Weekly"show more

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The Mossad is widely recognized today as the best intelligence service in the world. It is also the most enigmatic, shrouded in secrecy. Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service unveils the defi ning and most dangerous operations that have shaped Israel and the world at large from the agency's more than sixty-year history, among them: the capture of Adolf Eichmann, the eradication of Black September, the destruction of the Syrian nuclear facility, and the elimination of key Iranian nuclear scientists. Through intensive research and exclusive interviews with Israeli leaders and Mossad agents, authors Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal re-create these missions in riveting detail, vividly bringing to life the heroic operatives who risked everything in the face of unimaginable danger. In the words of Shimon Peres, president of Israel, this gripping, white-knuckle read "tells what should have been known and isn't--that Israel's hidden force is as formidable as its recognized physical strength."show more

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"This book tells what should have been known and isn't-that Israel's hidden force is as formidable as its recognized physical strength." Shimon Peres, President of Israelshow more

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