Killing Mr. Lebanon: The Assasination of Rafik Hariri and Its Impact on the Middle East

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I. B. Tauris, Oct 31, 2006 - History - 236 pages
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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. Nicholas 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, Killing Mr Lebanon brings to light what the Lebanese people have clamored for since Valentine's Day 2005: 'al haqiqa' - the truth.

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Review: Killing Mr. Lebanon: The Assasination of Rafik Hariri and its Impact on the Middle East

User Review  - Raja - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

Review: Killing Mr. Lebanon: The Assasination of Rafik Hariri and its Impact on the Middle East

User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Nicholas Blanford is The Times' (London) correspondent in Beirut, where he has lived for over ten years.

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