Who Killed Daniel Pearl? (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
480
Utgivningsdatum
2004-10-01
Förlag
Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Översättare
James X Mitchell
Dimensioner
197 x 128 x 25 mm
Vikt
320 g
ISBN
9780715633229
Who Killed Daniel Pearl? (häftad)

Who Killed Daniel Pearl?

Häftad Engelska, 2004-10-01
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French celebrity BHL's book commanded huge publicity and review attention on first hardcover publication and is now re-launched in paperback It is one of the most ghastly images of our time: the on-camera murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. But to acclaimed writer Bernard-Henri Levy the videotape was immediately suspect. Why did it still include a ransom demand - for F-16 fighters to be delivered to Pakistan? Were the kidnappers really just maniacal fundamentalists who killed Pearl because he was American and Jewish? Operating via a series of ruses - such as using his expired diplomatic passport - Levy set off to trace Pearl's final steps...and those of his killer. The result is a spell-binding book that combines a novelist's eye with riveting investigative journalism, as Levy travels the globe for the terrifying true story: to Los Angeles to talk to Pearl's family about his final, encrypted words; to England and Bosnia on the trail of the plot's mastermind; to Dubai, on the terrorist's money trail; to New Delhi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and, most perilously, to Karachi. In this city, terrorists cross paths with nuclear scientists and the dreaded "services" and long-
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"Mr. Levy has a good heart and a noble sense of outrage....You cannot but admire a man who has so much compassion for Pearl. And you can't help wishing that at least some of his questions will be answered one day."- Tunku Varadarajan, The Wall Street Journal "Levy, in a gripping synthesis of philosophy and reportage, follows the trail of the kidnappers to the highest reaches of Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency" -Robert D. Kaplan, The New York Times

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Bernard-Henri Levy is France's leading philosopher and one of the most esteemed and best-selling writers in Europe. He has also served on diplomatic missions for the French government - most recently, to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. He first wrote about the region in 1971, as a war correspondent covering the conflict between India and Pakistan over Bangladesh. The first of his 30 books, Red India, was also about that conflict. He lives in Paris. James X. Mitchell is a screenwriter and translator living in Paris.