Warriors of God: Inside Hezbollah's Thirty-Year Struggle Against Israel

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UPC:
9781400068364
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
2011-10-25
Release Date:
2011-10-25
Author:
Nicholas Blanford
Language:
english
Edition:
1St Edition

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Hezbollah is the most powerful Islamist group operating in the Middle East today, and no other Western journalist has penetrated as deeply inside this secretive organization as Nicholas Blanford. Now Blanford has written the first comprehensive inside account of Hezbollah and its enduring struggle against Israel. Based on more than a decade and a half of reporting in Lebanon and conversations with Hezbollahs determined fighters, Blanford reveals their ideology, motivations, and training, as well as new information on military tactics, weapons, and sophisticated electronic warfare and communications systems.

Using exclusive sources and his own dogged investigative skills, Blanford traces Hezbollahs extraordinary evolutionfrom a zealous group of raw fighters motivated by Irans 1979 Islamic revolution into the most formidable non-state military organization in the world, whose charismatic leader vows to hasten Israels destruction. With dramatic eyewitness accounts, including Blanfords own experiences of the battles, massacres, triumphs, and tragedies that have marked the conflict, the story follows the increasingly successful campaign of resistance that led to Israels historic withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000.

Warriors of God shows how Hezbollah won hearts and minds with exhaustive social welfare programs and sophisticated propaganda skills. Blanford traces the groups secret military build-up since 2000 and reveals the stunning scope of its underground network of tunnels and bunkers, becoming the only journalist to independently discover and explore them. With the Middle East fearful of another, even more destructive war between Lebanon and Israel, Blanford tenaciously pursues Hezbollahs post-2006 battle plans in the Lebanese mountains, earning him newspaper scoops as well as a terrifying interrogation and a night in jail.

Featuring sixteen years of probing interviews with Hezbollahs leaders and fighters, Warriors of God is essential to understanding a key player in a region rocked by change and uncertainty.

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