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Behind the myth : Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian revolution

Author: Andrew Gowers; Tony Walker
Publisher: New York : Olive Branch Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"On the evening of December 14, 1988, in a crowded conference room in Geneva's Palais des Nations, Yasser Arafat opened a new chapter in the tangled and bloody history of the Palestinian resistance movement he has led for over 20 years. In a political departure that friends and foes alike had long doubled he would ever be able to make, Arafat explicitly recognized Israel, renounced terrorism and set out in search of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gowers, Andrew.
Behind the myth.
New York : Olive Branch Press, 1992
(OCoLC)656196134
Named Person: Yasir Arafat; Yasir Arafat; Yasir Arafat; Yasir Arafat; Yāsir ʻArafāt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Gowers; Tony Walker
ISBN: 0940793865 9780940793866
OCLC Number: 24142396
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : W.H. Allen, 1991.
Description: xxvii, 407 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part One : Mr. Palestine ; Struggle ; Taking Control ; Blood Feud ; Black September --
Part Two : Lost Illusions ; Guerrilla-Diplomat ; The Lebanese Quagmire ; Knocking on Washington's Door ; On the Defensive --
Part Three : Invasion ; THe War of Independence ; Climbing Back ; The Odd Couple --
Part Four : Intifada ; Independence --
Part Five : THe Wrong Horse ; Engulfed.
Responsibility: Andrew Gowers and Tony Walker ; [maps drawn by Carole Vincer].

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"On the evening of December 14, 1988, in a crowded conference room in Geneva's Palais des Nations, Yasser Arafat opened a new chapter in the tangled and bloody history of the Palestinian resistance movement he has led for over 20 years. In a political departure that friends and foes alike had long doubled he would ever be able to make, Arafat explicitly recognized Israel, renounced terrorism and set out in search of recognition from the West and a peaceful solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict."--Book Jacket.

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