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The Resource Innocent bystander : the killing of Leon Klinghoffer, Julie Salamon

Innocent bystander : the killing of Leon Klinghoffer, Julie Salamon

Label
Innocent bystander : the killing of Leon Klinghoffer
Title
Innocent bystander
Title remainder
the killing of Leon Klinghoffer
Statement of responsibility
Julie Salamon
Title variation
Killing of Leon Klinghoffer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The definitive story of one American family at the center of a single, shocking act of international terrorism that 'manages to capture the essence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict'(Dan Ephron) On October 3, 1985, Leon Klinghoffer, a disabled Jewish New Yorker, and his wife boarded the Achille Lauro to celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary with a Mediterranean cruise. Four days later, four Palestinian fedayeen hijacked the Italian luxury liner and took the passengers and crew hostage. Leon Klinghoffer was shot in the head, his body and wheelchair thrown overboard. His murder became a flashpoint in the intractable struggle between Israelis and Arabs and gave Americans a horrifying preview of what it means when terrorism hits home. In this richly reported book, drawing on multiple perspectives, Julie Salamon dispels the mythology that has grown around that shattering moment. What transpired on the Achille Lauro left the Klinghoffer family in the grip of irredeemable sorrow, while precipitating tragic reverberations for the wives and sons of Abu al-Abbas, the Palestinian mastermind behind the hijacking, and the family of Alex Odeh, a Palestinian-American murdered in Los Angeles in a brutal act of retaliation. Through intimate interviews with almost all living participants, including one of the hijackers, Julie Salamon brings alive the moment-by-moment saga of the hijacking and the ensuing U.S.-led international manhunt; the diplomatic wrangling between the United States, Egypt, Italy, and Israel; and the long agonizing search for justice. The book also reveals the back story of the controversial opera about the Klinghoffer tragedy that provoked a culture war. An Innocent Bystander is a masterful work of journalism that moves between the personal and the global with the pace of a geopolitical thriller and the depth of a psychological drama. Throughout lies the tension wrought by terrorism and its repercussions today." -- dust jacket flap
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
IOU
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Salamon, Julie,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Klinghoffer, Leon
  • Klinghoffer, Leon
  • Achille Lauro Hijacking Incident (1985)
  • Achille Lauro Hijacking Incident, 1985
  • Victims of terrorism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
  • Victims of terrorism
Label
Innocent bystander : the killing of Leon Klinghoffer, Julie Salamon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The Achille Lauro, October 7, 1985-October 22, 1985. Prologue ; A week earlier... ; The ones waiting back home ; Big guns ; The nightmare ; Lies, then heartbreak ; Cowboys and terrorists ; Fulminations ; Machinations ; Corpora delicti -- Part two: Reckonings, 1985-2009. Ilsa's wedding ; Trials ; Presenting... The Death of Klinghoffer ; Finding their side of the sotyr ; Sidelined by history ; The optimist ; Operation legacy ; Coda
Control code
1056780623
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First United States edition
Extent
xi, 349 pages
Isbn
9780316433105
Lccn
2018949529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1056780623
Label
Innocent bystander : the killing of Leon Klinghoffer, Julie Salamon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The Achille Lauro, October 7, 1985-October 22, 1985. Prologue ; A week earlier... ; The ones waiting back home ; Big guns ; The nightmare ; Lies, then heartbreak ; Cowboys and terrorists ; Fulminations ; Machinations ; Corpora delicti -- Part two: Reckonings, 1985-2009. Ilsa's wedding ; Trials ; Presenting... The Death of Klinghoffer ; Finding their side of the sotyr ; Sidelined by history ; The optimist ; Operation legacy ; Coda
Control code
1056780623
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First United States edition
Extent
xi, 349 pages
Isbn
9780316433105
Lccn
2018949529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1056780623

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