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Killing Mr Lebanon

the assassination of Rafik Hariri and its impact on the Middle East

Published by I.B. Tauris, Distributed in the US by Palgrave Macmillan in London, New York, New York .
Written in English.

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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. Beirut-based journalist Blanford investigates Hariri's past, inextricably linked with that of Lebanon, and uncovers a murky world of shifting alliances between businesses, the military, politicians and diplomats. Based on exclusive interviews with key players, he traces the last weeks of Hariri's life, and reveals who stood to gain from his death. He assesses its impact on Lebanese politics including the withdrawal of Syrian troops, Hezbollah and the peace process. Full of intrigue, shady characters, and suspense, this book brings to light what the Lebanese people have clamored for since Valentine's Day 2005: 'al haqiqa' - the truth.--From publisher description

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [220]-230) and index

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x, 236 p. ;
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