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The Resource Arafat : in the eyes of the beholder, Janet Wallach and John Wallach

Arafat : in the eyes of the beholder, Janet Wallach and John Wallach

Label
Arafat : in the eyes of the beholder
Title
Arafat
Title remainder
in the eyes of the beholder
Statement of responsibility
Janet Wallach and John Wallach
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this groundbreaking biography, Arafat: In the Eyes of the Beholder, Janet and John Wallach portray the real PLO leader who has persevered against his enemies. They examine Arafat from the perspective of friends, foes, and family who have dealt with him and know him best: Palestinians, Jordanians, Syrians, Israelis, Americans, and, most important, Arafat himself. Arafat discloses many previously unknown details of a life shrouded in mystery - from Arafat's childhood to his days as a student leader in Cairo, from his organization's involvement in terrorism to his calls for coexistence, from the women who were part of his hidden love life to Suha Tawil, the attractive Christian-reared woman whom he married. Arafat charts the course of secret CIA-PLO contacts that laid the basis for subsequent peace efforts, tells how Arafat was persuaded to renounce terrorism and accept Israel, and details the negotiations leading to the Madrid conference, the landmark Oslo accords, the first democratic Palestinian elections, the formation of the Palestinian National Authority, and the recent Hebron agreement. The Wallachs have had extensive access to Arafat, his relatives, colleagues, and close advisers. They have spent hundreds of hours with key personalities in the Middle East, including Arafat's Palestinian supporters as well as his opponents, and with the leaders of the key Middle Eastern nations involved in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The result is a significant exploration of a man who, despite his earlier notoriety and his long list of enemies, has not only survived but has attained the status of world leader
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallach, Janet
Dewey number
  • 322.4/2/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS119.7.A6785
LC item number
W35 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wallach, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Arafat, Yasir
  • Middle East
Label
Arafat : in the eyes of the beholder, Janet Wallach and John Wallach
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Birch Lane Press book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 520-522) 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
  • A mystery inside an enigma -- The holy wall -- Cairo youth -- Commitment to fight -- The birth of Fatah -- Fatah's first raids -- The constant threat -- Terrorism escalates -- Peace with Egypt and war in Lebanon -- Skirting the PLO: West Bank dialogue -- Intrigue and death in Damascus -- Nasser, Habash and Hawatmeh -- Lebanon: the new PLO battleground -- Exile from Bierut: revolt against Fatah -- Hussein and the Hashemite kingdom -- Black September/ white September -- Reaching for peace: territorial compromise -- Double-crossed by the PLO
  • Unlikely spies -- The Kissinger taboos -- The Reagan Plan: a political bonus? -- Schultz's secret diplomacy -- The Gulf War -- Oslo to Hebron: handshakes and heartaches
Control code
36261377
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Rev. and updated.
Extent
xxiv, 534 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781559724036
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
97005565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36261377
Label
Arafat : in the eyes of the beholder, Janet Wallach and John Wallach
Publication
Note
"A Birch Lane Press book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 520-522) 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
  • A mystery inside an enigma -- The holy wall -- Cairo youth -- Commitment to fight -- The birth of Fatah -- Fatah's first raids -- The constant threat -- Terrorism escalates -- Peace with Egypt and war in Lebanon -- Skirting the PLO: West Bank dialogue -- Intrigue and death in Damascus -- Nasser, Habash and Hawatmeh -- Lebanon: the new PLO battleground -- Exile from Bierut: revolt against Fatah -- Hussein and the Hashemite kingdom -- Black September/ white September -- Reaching for peace: territorial compromise -- Double-crossed by the PLO
  • Unlikely spies -- The Kissinger taboos -- The Reagan Plan: a political bonus? -- Schultz's secret diplomacy -- The Gulf War -- Oslo to Hebron: handshakes and heartaches
Control code
36261377
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Rev. and updated.
Extent
xxiv, 534 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781559724036
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
97005565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)36261377

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