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Killing Mr. Lebanon: The Assasination of Rafik Hariri and its Impact on the Middle East
Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, known as "Mr. Lebanon," was killed by a massive explosion as he drove along the Beirut seafront on Valentine's Day in 2005. A business entrepreneur, who rose from nothing to become one of the most powerful men in Lebanese politics, Hariri's assassination has incited outrage and suspicion. Nicholas Blanford investigates Hariri's past, i ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 31st 2006 by I. B. Tauris
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A very compelling history of the Hariri period recounted by the author''s journalistic experiences and work in Lebanon as well as the personal accounts of Rafic Hariri's friends, acquaintances, political allies and enemies, both foreign and domestic, that served to enrich the topic and the entire reading experience. More importantly, the book sheds light on the causes of the assasination and the possible perpetrators in a way no other book or article on the subject has done. Highly recommended!
يبدأ الكتاب بطريقة فلاش باك حيث يوم جريمة قتل الحريرى ف 14 شباط 2005 ،ثم يبدأ الكتاب سرد قصة التدخل العسكرى السورى فى لبنان بعد شهور من اندلاع الحرب الاهلية بحجة مساعدة الحكومة للبنانية فى وقفها..فى نفس الوقت الذى كان الحريرى -ذو الأصول الفقيرة لأب مزارع من صيدا - بدأ يتلمس طريقه إلى الثراءوالمكانة فى السعودية عن طريق رجل اعمال سعودى وثق صلته على اثرها بالأسرة المالكة وسرعان ما اصبح فى غضون سنوات ملياردير وحامل للجنسية السعودية ثم ممثل للملك السعودى فى مفاوضات الصلح بين اطراف الحرب الاهلية وقدم ...more
Written with a journalist's eye, this book looks at the assassination of the Lebanese Prime Minister in 2005. The book is well-written, and provides a good introduction, but it is more of a biography of Hariri, and while it provides some analysis of his impact on Lebanese politics; this part of the book is not very detailed.