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The Resource Beirut rules : the murder of a CIA station chief and Hezbollah's war against America and the West, Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz

Beirut rules : the murder of a CIA station chief and Hezbollah's war against America and the West, Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz

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Beirut rules : the murder of a CIA station chief and Hezbollah's war against America and the West
Title
Beirut rules
Title remainder
the murder of a CIA station chief and Hezbollah's war against America and the West
Statement of responsibility
Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz
Title variation
Murder of a CIA station chief and Hezbollah's war against America
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the New York Times bestselling coauthors of Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi comes the riveting true story of the kidnapping and murder of CIA station chief William Buckley and the bloody beginning of the CIA's endless war against Islamic radicalism. On April 18, 1983, a van rigged with two thousand pounds of heavy explosives broke through the security perimeter of the American embassy in Lebanon and exploded, killing sixty-three people and decimating intelligence operations throughout the Middle East. Only one man inside the CIA possessed the courage and skills to rebuild the networks destroyed in the blast: William Buckley. Assigned as the new Beirut station chief, Buckley arrived in the war-torn city to find a CIA station in tatters and an intelligence playing field unlike any other in the world; the veteran of the Cold War would now be learning Beirut rules. A field operative at heart, he delved into Beirut's darkest corners, developing new sources and handling assets. Then, on October 23, a US Marine Corps barracks was destroyed in a plot masterminded by a young terrorist named Imad Mughniyeh. But even as President Reagan vowed revenge, Mughniyeh eyed a new target: Buckley. Beirut Rules is the pulse-by-pulse account of Buckley's abduction, torture, and murder at the hands of Hezbollah terrorists. Drawing on never-before-seen US government documents, as well as interviews with Buckley's former coworkers, friends, and family, Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz reveal how the pursuit to find Buckley in the wake of his kidnapping ignited a war against terror that continues to shape the Middle East to this day
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
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1958-
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Burton, Fred
Dewey number
956.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.L4
LC item number
B87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Katz, Samuel M.
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  • Buckley, William Francis
  • Buckley, William Francis
  • United States
  • Hizballah (Lebanon)
  • Hizballah (Lebanon)
  • United States
  • Terrorism
  • Kidnapping
  • Terrorism
  • Lebanon
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intelligence & Espionage
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Terrorism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
Target audience
adult
Label
Beirut rules : the murder of a CIA station chief and Hezbollah's war against America and the West, Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Preamble to Disaster -- The Ghost -- Flash and Fireball -- The Soldier Spy -- A Race to Bedlam -- Brass Balls -- Madness
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101987469
Lccn
2018010839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1038024600
  • (OCoLC)1038024600
Label
Beirut rules : the murder of a CIA station chief and Hezbollah's war against America and the West, Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Preamble to Disaster -- The Ghost -- Flash and Fireball -- The Soldier Spy -- A Race to Bedlam -- Brass Balls -- Madness
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101987469
Lccn
2018010839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1038024600
  • (OCoLC)1038024600

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