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Warrick, Joby

Overview
Works: 15 works in 77 publications in 10 languages and 4,789 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6433.I722, 956.91042
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Most widely held works by Joby Warrick
Black flags : the rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick( Book )

30 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. When the government of Jordan granted amnesty to a group of political prisoners in 1999, it little realized that among them was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a terrorist mastermind and soon the architect of an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. In Black Flags, an unprecedented character-driven account of the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick shows how the zeal of this one man and the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swaths of Syria and Iraq. Zarqawi began by directing terror attacks from a base in northern Iraq, but it was the American invasion in 2003 that catapulted him to the head of a vast insurgency. By falsely identifying him as the link between Saddam and bin Laden, U.S. officials inadvertently spurred like-minded radicals to rally to his cause. Their wave of brutal beheadings and suicide bombings persisted until American and Jordanian intelligence discovered clues that led to a lethal airstrike on Zarqawi's hideout in 2006. His movement, however, endured. First calling themselves al-Qaeda in Iraq, then Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, his followers sought refuge in unstable, ungoverned pockets on the Iraq-Syria border. When the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, and as the U.S. largely stood by, ISIS seized its chance to pursue Zarqawi's dream of an ultra-conservative Islamic caliphate. Drawing on unique high-level access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Warrick weaves gripping, moment-by-moment operational details with the perspectives of diplomats and spies, generals and heads of state, many of whom foresaw a menace worse than al Qaeda and tried desperately to stop it. Black Flags is a brilliant and definitive history that reveals the long arc of today's most dangerous extremist threat"--
The triple agent : the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA by Joby Warrick( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a narrative account of the mysterious Jordanian who penetrated both the inner circle of al-Qaeda and the highest reaches of the CIA, with a devastating impact on the war on terror. In December 2009, a group of the CIA's top terrorist hunters gathered at a secret base in Khost, Afghanistan, to greet a rising superspy: Humam Khalil al-Balawi, a Jordanian double agent who infiltrated the upper ranks of al-Qaeda. For months, he had sent shocking revelations from inside the terrorist network and now promised to help the CIA assassinate Osama bin Laden's top deputy. Instead, as he stepped from his car, he detonated a thirty-pound bomb strapped to his chest, instantly killing seven CIA operatives, the agency's worst loss of life in decades. In this book the author, a reporter, takes us deep inside the CIA's secret war against al-Qaeda, a war that pits robotic planes and laser guided missiles against a cunning enemy intent on unleashing carnage in American cities. Flitting precariously between the two sides was Balawi, a young man with extraordinary gifts who managed to win the confidence of hardened terrorists as well as veteran spymasters. With his breathtaking accounts from inside al-Qaeda's lair, Balawi appeared poised to become America's greatest double agent in half a century, but he was not at all what he seemed. Combining the powerful momentum of Black Hawk Down with the institutional insight of Jane Mayer's The Dark Side, the author takes the readers on a harrowing journey from the slums of Amman to the inner chambers of the White House in an untold true story of miscalculation, deception, and revenge
The triple agent : [the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA] by Joby Warrick( Recording )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning narrative account of the mysterious Jordanian who penetrated both the inner circle of al-Qaeda and the highest reaches of the CIA, with a devastating impact on the war on terror
Black flags : the rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick( Recording )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents
Driedubbelspion by Joby Warrick( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Dutch and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalistieke reportage over een mislukte contraspionage-actie van de CIA in Afghanistan in 2009
San chong jian die : da ru zhong qing ju de Jidi "yan shu" by Joby Warrick( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a narrative account of the mysterious Jordanian who penetrated both the inner circle of al-Qaeda and the highest reaches of the CIA, with a devastating impact on the war on terror
Hei qi : ISIS de jue qi = Black flags : the rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Potrójny agent : kret Al-Kaidy, który oszukał CIA by Joby Warrick( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanju supai : Shiaie o shinkan saseta arukaida no mogura by Joby Warrick( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sort flag historien om hvordan Islamisk Stat opstod by Joby Warrick( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Degalim sheḥorim by Joby Warrick( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The triple agent : the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA
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Joby Warrick American journalist

Joby Warrick Amerikaans journalist

Joby Warrick journaliste américain

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