Jackal: The Complete Story of the Legendary Terrorist, Carlos the Jackal

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Skyhorse, 1 ביולי 2011 - 320 עמודים
The true story of the world’s most wanted international terrorist, who sold his services to everyone from Saddam Hussein to Fidel Castro.

On the night of August 14, 1994, French counterespionage officers seized the world’s most wanted terrorist from a villa in the Sudan. His given name was Ilyich Ramírez Sánchez—but the world knew him as the terrorist “Carlos the Jackal.” For years he had murdered, bombed, and kidnapped his way to global notoriety, constantly evading capture thanks to powerful backers, renegade regimes, and the ineffectual efforts of Western secret services. But finally, after more than two decades on the run, the Jackal had been caged.

Jackal is the chilling biography of a self-proclaimed “professional revolutionary,” ladies man, and cold-blooded killer. John Follain sets the story against the larger political picture of the time, exposing how the then-Soviet bloc and certain Arab regimes sponsored terrorist actions for their own ends during the Cold War.

A cautionary tale of governments that fostered the image of an invincible criminal mastermind—who in reality was only a pawn in the relentless and deadly chess game between East and West—Jackal also provides fascinating insight into the mind of the world’s most wanted terrorist.
 

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JACKAL: The Complete Story of the Legendary Terrorist, Carlos the Jackal

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Reuters journalist Follain relates the life, crimes, and capture of the world's best-known terrorist. Yet the Jackal eludes him, refusing to open his mind and motivation to the author. —Carlos the ... קרא סקירה מלאה

Jackal: the complete story of the legendary terrorist, Carlos the Jackal

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For over two decades beginning in the early 1970s, Carlos the Jackal (a.k.a. Illich Ramirez Sanchez) terrorized the Western world. No one really knew who he was or when he would strike, and with every ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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Principal Characters
List of Illustrations Prologue
Marx and the Holy Cross
Training for Terror
The Drugstore SaintGermain
Secrets and Lies
An Awful Party
The Renegade Revolutionary
Licensed to Kill
Forced Out of the Cold
Exorcising the Ghost
Betrayal and Revenge
The Jackal Caged
The Trial
Epilogue
Acknowledgements

A Match Made in Hell
A Dirty Private

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John Follain is an investigative journalist and author. He was a correspondent for Reuters in Paris from 1993 to 1997, where he researched and wrote the Carlos story. He is now bureau chief of the Associated Press in Rome.
 

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