By PATRICK SEALE
Abu Nidal has been defined because the world's most deadly terrorist, a gun for rent and a guy with out scruples, answerable for the murders of numerous blameless humans - but little is understood approximately him or his association. This booklet units out to inform his tale, from the learning camp within the Libyan barren region the place his recruits are damaged and brainwashed, to the adolescence of the master-terrorist and his position within the historical past of the PLO. bills are supplied through former allies, associates and survivors of his camps approximately Nidal's slow transformation right into a guy who changed politics with violence and got here to mistrust each person. The publication tells how he used to be taken up by way of the Iraqis, the Syrians after which the Libyans, and the way he amassed an enormous fortune via extortion and hands buying and selling. the result's not only a biography, yet an account of the intricacies of Middle-East politics over the last zone of a century.
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Abu Nidal A Gun For Hire by PATRICK SEALE