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Baer, Robert

Overview
Works: 71 works in 304 publications in 13 languages and 13,657 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Fiction  History  Conference proceedings  Interviews  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Actor
Classifications: JK468.I6, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Baer
Sleeping with the devil : how Washington sold our soul for Saudi crude by Robert Baer( Book )
33 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the love-hate relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, describing how the royal family's support of a radical religious group helps keep them in power while fostering hatred of the West throughout Saudi society
The devil we know : dealing with the new Iranian superpower by Robert Baer( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By mixing anecdotes with information gleaned from clandestine sources, ex-CIA operative Robert Baer superbly demonstrates that Iran, far from being a wild-eyed rogue state, is a rational actor--one skilled in the game of nations and so effective at thwarting perceived Western colonialism that even rival Sunnis relish fighting under its banner. For U.S. policy makers, the choices have narrowed: either cede the world's most important energy corridors to a nation that can match us militarily with its asymmetric capabilities (which include the use of suicide bombers)--or deal with the devil we know.--From publisher description
Blow the house down : a novel by Robert Baer( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Long obsessed with the abduction and murder of his agency mentor, veteran CIA officer Max Waller continues to investigate the crime, until he suddenly finds himself the target of powerful dark forces within the intelligence community
Uncovered the whole truth about the Iraq War ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes the viewer behind the walls of government, as CIA, Pentagon and foreign service experts speak out detailing the lies, misstatements and exaggerations that served as the reasons for fighting a "preemptive" war against Iraq that wasn't necessary. Includes interviews with more than 20 experts in opposition to the U.S. war in Iraq
The cult of the suicide bomber ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former CIA agent and terrorism expert Robert Baer tracks the history of suicide bombers from their origin in the Iran-Iraq war to their growing predominance in the post-9/11 world
Blow the house down [a novel] by Robert Baer( Recording )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CIA officer Max Waller whose personal investigation into Osama bin Laden takes him into dark and dangerous territory
Sleeping with the devil [the truth about Saudi Arabia and their crude threat to the West] by Robert Baer( Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unabridged
The devil we know dealing with the new Iranian superpower by Robert Baer( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baer looks at Iran's unchecked growth as a hidden superpower, discussing the threat it will soon pose to the United States and the rest of the world
Syriana by Stephen Gaghan( Visual )
25 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een CIA-agent raakt betrokken in een ingewikkeld machtsspel rond oliebelangen in het Midden Oosten
Car bomb ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forget about nuclear missiles, the decisive weapon of the twentieth century is the car bomb. We now know you can defeat a superpower, start a civil war, or just blow up your own government with a trunkload of homemade explosives and a battered old car. From the Middle East to Oklahoma, Afghanistan, and most recently New York's Times Square, the car bomb has shaped human conflict. Ex-CIA agent Robert Baer uncovers the history of this extraordinary weapon for the first time
See no evil : the true story of a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terrorism by Robert Baer( Book )
48 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an examination of the roots of modern terrorism and the CIA's failure to acknowledge and neutralise the fundamentalist threat. From Baer, one of the CIA's top field officers, this is also an interesting memoir of his education and disillusionment as an intelligence operative. "See No Evil", renamed "Syriana" for it's big-screen release, is an astonishing and controversial memoir from one of the CIA's top field officers of the past quarter century. He recounts his career as a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terrorism, running agents in the back alleys of the Middle East, with blistering honesty. Baer paints a chilling picture of how terrorism works on the inside, and provides compelling evidence about how Washington politics sabotaged the CIA's efforts to root out the world's deadliest terrorists. Not only is this an unprecedented examination of the roots of modern terrorism and the CIA's failure to acknowledge and neutralise the growing fundamentalist threat, it is an engrossing memoir of Baer's education and disillusionment as an intelligence operative
Eighty is not enough! : one actor's journey through American entertainment by Dick Van Patten( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recognizable for his cherubic countenance and roles playing mild-mannered fathers in movies and on TV, Dick Van Patten has one of the lengthiest and most impressive track records in the acting business. As a child, he performed alongside Broadway stars such as Melvyn Douglas, Tallulah Bankhead, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. He worked in radio and became a familiar face in the early days of television, later becoming ₃everydad₄ in the 1970s comedy/drama Eight is Enough. He₂s been a roommate to Burt Lancaster, a next-door neighbor to Michael Jackson and a successful businessman. Here, this beloved actor reflects on a career that has lasted over seven decades. Along the way he shares insights and anecdotes about some of the biggest names in TV, movies and theater, along with the challenges he has faced as a husband, father, animal rights crusader and working actor in an ever evolving business.--From publisher description
Car bomb the deadliest weapon of the 21st century ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forget about nuclear missiles, the decisive weapon of the 21st Century is the car bomb. After Iraq we now know you can defeat a superpower, start a civil war or just blow up your own Government with a trunk load of home-made explosives and a battered old car. From the Middle East, Oklahoma, Ireland and the streets of the City of London the car bomb has shaped the river of human conflict. Even today the car bomb remains the number one terrorist threat across the world. In this startling film ex-CIA agent Robert Baer, for the first time uncovers the history of this extraordinary weapon. With shocking footage of car bomb attacks and penetrating interviews with car bombers, Baer reveals how the century of the car turned into the century of the car bomb - and how the dream of freedom turned into a nightmare
Cult of the suicide bomber II ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former CIA agent and terrorism expert Robert Baer investigates how the phenomenon of suicide bombing has spread to the west and changed the role of women in the Middle East
Westerners ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ex-CIA agent Robert Baer is on the intelligence trail to investigate how the West can stop the home-grown suicide bomber. He finds out why the cult of the suicide bomber has attracted Westerners, examining the backgrounds, motives and recruitment of the British perpetrators of the Mike's Place suicide bombing in Israel, and the homegrown 7/7 suicide bombers
The perfect kill : 21 laws for assassins by Robert Baer( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sometimes assassination is the senseless act of a psychotic, a bloodletting without social value. Other times, it can be the sanest and most humane way to change the course of conflict: one bullet, one death, case closed. For Baer, one of the most accomplished agents to ever work for the CIA, it's a source of endless fascination, speculation, and intrigue. He takes us through the history of political murder; his firsthand experience with political executions; and his decades-long cat-and-mouse hunt, across the Middle East and Europe, for the most effective and deadliest assassin of the modern age
The true story of a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terror by Robert Baer( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the riveting, illuminating, at times disturbing memoir of Baer's years in the CIA's Directorate of Operations, almost all of them spent in the back alleys of the Middle East
A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story by Robert Baer( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
--Et la maison s'envolera : roman by Robert Baer( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Max Waller, agent chevronné de la CIA, est depuis longtemps obsédé par l'enlèvement et le meurtre de son mentor. Lorsqu'il retrouve une photo où le principal suspect de cette affaire est à côté de Ben Laden, sa curiosité se réveille. Max devient rapidement la cible de menaces au sein du monde des renseignements bien décidé à le museler
This house believes only a new dictator can end the violence in Iraq ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The killing goes on in Iraq province after province, street by street. Whichever way you look, the violence is out of control. President Bush says it's a war against terrorism. Its critics say there wasn't any, at least in Iraq, before he invaded. So what does it take to stop this mayhem when the most powerful army in the world has so far failed - which brings us to our motion tonight, 'This House believes that only a new dictator can end the violence in Iraq.' Speaking for the motion, Sabah Al-Mukhtar, an Iraqi lawyer and President of the Arab Lawyers' Association. He's a member of the Iraqi Bar Association and co-authors the Arab and Islamic Law Year Book. With him Robert Baer, a former CIA officer who spent 20 years in the Middle East and operated in Iraq during the abortive uprising in 1995. He's since emerged from the shadows to become a frequent commentator on security matters. He was also the consultant on the recent film Syriana which mirrored some of his previous exploits. Against the motion, Adnan Pachachi, well-known as the former President of the Iraqi Governing Council, formed after the 2003 American-led invasion. A year later, he was offered the post of President in the interim government, but turned it down. Also against the motion, George Galloway, expelled from the British Labour Party for his opposition to the war in Iraq. He's now the sole Member of Parliament for the party he founded called Respect, but he plans to leave Parliament at the next election, although he promises to continue his highly vocal and controversial appearances
 
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Alternative Names
Baer, Robert 1952-
Baer, Robert 1953-...
ベア, ロバート
Languages
English (180)
French (27)
German (10)
Japanese (10)
Spanish (7)
Italian (6)
Polish (4)
Danish (3)
Chinese (2)
Vietnamese (1)
Hebrew (1)
Turkish (1)
Czech (1)
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