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Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel's Secret Wars (Updated & Revised)
     

Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel's Secret Wars (Updated & Revised)

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by Dan Raviv
 

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Fully updated for 2014 to include tumultuous events in Syria, Egypt, Iran, and the entire Middle East, SPIES AGAINST ARMAGEDDON: INSIDE ISRAEL'S SECRET WARS covers more ground than any other book about modern-day Israel. Its 25 action-packed chapters and detailed endnotes are filled with colorful characters, who risk their lives and reputations in the secret service

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Fully updated for 2014 to include tumultuous events in Syria, Egypt, Iran, and the entire Middle East, SPIES AGAINST ARMAGEDDON: INSIDE ISRAEL'S SECRET WARS covers more ground than any other book about modern-day Israel. Its 25 action-packed chapters and detailed endnotes are filled with colorful characters, who risk their lives and reputations in the secret service of their nation. This is a history of Israel's espionage and security network from 1948 until the present day, written by the best selling authors of EVERY SPY A PRINCE: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF ISRAEL'S INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. This book takes you inside the Middle East crises of today, analyzing Iran's nuclear program and challenges for the United States. The authors also examined U.S.-Israeli relations in FRIENDS IN DEED. Dan Raviv is a CBS News correspondent currently based in Washington, and Yossi Melman is an award-winning Israeli journalist based in Tel Aviv. They have a global reputation for being fair and balanced, without exaggeration about Israel's covert achievements -- and some flaws -- in the defense of a nation that always sees itself as embattled. Chapter 1 of SPIES AGAINST ARMAGEDDON is titled "Stopping Iran," then come chapters with exclusive and carefully considered history -- showing how the behavior and lessons learned in wars and adventures affect the decisions Israel must make today. Later chapters focus on the secret bombing of a nuclear reactor in Syria, the murder by a Mossad team in a Dubai hotel (Was it a mistake?), and blasting the Steven Spielberg movie "Munich" for making it look like Mossad hit men suffered frustration and regrets. SPIES AGAINST ARMAGEDDON is well researched, balanced, and a remarkably enjoyable read

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985437862
Publisher:
Levant Books
Publication date:
03/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
332,561
File size:
773 KB

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Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel's Secret Wars 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
WJ2 More than 1 year ago
SPIES AGAINST ARMAGEDDON, by Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman If a hero is the culmination of a man and a moment, this comprehensive, brutally honest chronicle of the fearless men and women whose up-to-now super-secret missions created, defended and inspired the state of Israel, and the world at large, is the most telling depiction of modern human heroism you may ever read. The exploits depicted in this beautifully researched and readable account provide the gritty human details—the successes, failures, relationships, distrusts, and even the catastrophes—behind decades of headlines that never, ever told the whole story. If you knew then, deep down, that you were only getting the cleaned up, approved, “official” version of those events—yet mostly likely didn’t quibble at the time with the justification for such censorship—you will be stunned and delighted with the depth of reporting, and the access to the essential personalities that Raviv and Melman have achieved. Moreover, they’ve managed the difficult and rarely successful literary feat of celebrating their admiration for their subjects even as they peel away the stubborn layers of their decisions and actions, their personalities and rivalries, to show for the first time publicly what went right, and far more surprisingly and interestingly, what went wrong, and why. This is the history of secret diplomacy and the ultra-secret, often lethal missions behind it, told the way it’s supposed to be told, not just long after the game is over, but while it still rages on. Remarkably, some of the names of the principal players—the leaders, thinkers, secret agents and double agents who, more than anyone, have been responsible for Israel’s ongoing existence—continue to turn up in today’s headlines, providing a consistent and memorable sense of the personality-based human history that continues to shape that nation’s future. If you like to delve behind the headlines and the history books into the actual, too-often hidden stories of human courage, dedication and selflessness that shape, and inspire the world, this remarkable book is a must read.
Jtruzmah More than 1 year ago
By far the best book covering the early days of Israeli Intelligence up to the present.