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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Middle East / Israel
  • Language:English
  • Pages:368
  • eBook ISBN:9780985437862

Spies Against Armageddon -- Inside Israel's Secret Wars

Updated & Revised

by Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman

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Overview

In a prologue, 25 action-packed chapters, and detailed endnotes, SPIES AGAINST ARMAGEDDON: INSIDE ISRAEL'S SECRET WARS covers more ground than any other book about modern-day Israel. It is filled with colorful characters, who risk their lives and reputations in the secret service of their nation. Fully updated for 2014, in light of upheavals in the Middle East including Syria's civil war, coups in Egypt, nuclear talks with Iran, and Israel's negotiations with the Palestinians, this history of the Mossad and the other espionage and security agencies of Israel spotlights unique people who have contributed to the success and survival of the Jewish state. The authors had a national best seller in 1990, Every Spy a Prince: The Complete History of Israel's Intelligence Community, and also wrote about 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.

Description

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

About the author

Dan Raviv, a CBS News correspondent for over 30 years, is based in Washington and hosts radio's CBS News Weekend Roundup. He was previously based in New York, Tel Aviv, London, and Miami. In addition to five books with Yossi Melman, Raviv wrote a solo book about the Marvel Comics bankruptcy and mammoth comeback: COMIC WARS.

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