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ISBN
9781400069712
Book Title
Rise and Kill First : the Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations
Item Length
9.6in
Publisher
Random House Publishing Group
Publication Year
2018
Format
Hardcover
Language
English
Item Height
1.6in
Author
Ronen Bergman
Genre
True Crime, History, Political Science
Topic
Murder / General, Military / Strategy, Intelligence & Espionage, World / Middle Eastern, Middle East / Israel & Palestine, Security (National & International)
Item Width
6.3in
Item Weight
39.9 Oz
Number of Pages
784 Pages

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The first definitive history of the Mossad, Shin Bet, and the IDF's targeted killing programs, hailed by The New York Times as "an exceptional work, a humane book about an incendiary subject." WINNER OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD IN HISTORY NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY JENNIFER SZALAI, THE NEW YORK TIMES NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Economist - The New York Times Book Review - BBC History Magazine - Mother Jones - Kirkus Reviews The Talmud says: "If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first." This instinct to take every measure, even the most aggressive, to defend the Jewish people is hardwired into Israel's DNA. From the very beginning of its statehood in 1948, protecting the nation from harm has been the responsibility of its intelligence community and armed services, and there is one weapon in their vast arsenal that they have relied upon to thwart the most serious threats: Targeted assassinations have been used countless times, on enemies large and small, sometimes in response to attacks against the Israeli people and sometimes preemptively. In this page-turning, eye-opening book, journalist and military analyst Ronen Bergman--praised by David Remnick as "arguably Israel's] best investigative reporter"--offers a riveting inside account of the targeted killing programs: their successes, their failures, and the moral and political price exacted on the men and women who approved and carried out the missions. Bergman has gained the exceedingly rare cooperation of many current and former members of the Israeli government, including Prime Ministers Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon, and Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as high-level figures in the country's military and intelligence services: the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), the Mossad (the world's most feared intelligence agency), Caesarea (a "Mossad within the Mossad" that carries out attacks on the highest-value targets), and the Shin Bet (an internal security service that implemented the largest targeted assassination campaign ever, in order to stop what had once appeared to be unstoppable: suicide terrorism). Including never-before-reported, behind-the-curtain accounts of key operations, and based on hundreds of on-the-record interviews and thousands of files to which Bergman has gotten exclusive access over his decades of reporting, Rise and Kill First brings us deep into the heart of Israel's most secret activities. Bergman traces, from statehood to the present, the gripping events and thorny ethical questions underlying Israel's targeted killing campaign, which has shaped the Israeli nation, the Middle East, and the entire world. "A remarkable feat of fearless and responsible reporting . . . important, timely, and informative."--John le Carr

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Publisher
Random House Publishing Group
ISBN-10
1400069718
ISBN-13
9781400069712
eBay Product ID (ePID)
237526027

Product Key Features

Book Title
Rise and Kill First : the Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations
Author
Ronen Bergman
Format
Hardcover
Language
English
Topic
Murder / General, Military / Strategy, Intelligence & Espionage, World / Middle Eastern, Middle East / Israel & Palestine, Security (National & International)
Publication Year
2018
Genre
True Crime, History, Political Science
Number of Pages
784 Pages

Dimensions

Item Length
9.6in
Item Height
1.6in
Item Width
6.3in
Item Weight
39.9 Oz

Additional Product Features

Lc Classification Number
Hv6295.I75b47 2018
Reviews
Advance praise for Rise and Kill First "Absolutely revelatory. Ronen Bergman's history of Israel's 'targeted killings' leaves few secrets in the closet. Reading this book is like devouring a John le Carr spy thriller with footnotes, but Bergman also grapples with the hard questions and ultimately writes a tragic story of endless tactical victories leading to a strategic dead end. Anyone who cares about the fate of Israel and Palestine must devour this formidable history." --Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, author of The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames, and director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at CUNY Graduate Center
Copyright Date
2018
Target Audience
Trade
Lccn
2017-301148
Dewey Decimal
327.125694
Dewey Edition
23
Illustrated
Yes

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  • I am glued to each page

    Sadly I am almost finished with this book. It is exciting with twists and turns almost every paragraph. This is by no means Israeli propaganda but a true account of the existential struggle for survival with horrific mistakes as well as triumphant actions by Israel’s secret defense and military forces. I love the author’s style of writing, one that keeps me on the edge of my seat. I just ordered another copy of this book for a friend. Anybody who likes reading non-fiction adventure will love this book.

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  • excellent book.

    any reader of history needs to read it.

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  • There will be lots of blood and daring actions!

    Incredible inside information about he Israeli efforts against terrorists.If you are a history buff, you'll like this.

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  • Great book

    I can’t put it down!

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    quick response, good value, will order again

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