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Author Blanford, Nicholas.

Title Warriors of God [OverDrive electronic resource] : inside Hezbollah's thirty-year struggle against Israel / Nicholas Blanford.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 522 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Hezbollah is the most powerful Islamist group operating in the Middle East today, and no other Western journalist has penetrated as deeply inside this secretive organization as Nicholas Blanford. Now Blanford has written the first comprehensive inside account of Hezbollah and its enduring struggle against Israel. Based on more than a decade and a half of reporting in Lebanon and conversations with Hezbollah's determined fighters, Blanford traces their evolution from a zealous group of raw fighters motivated by Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution into the most formidable non-state military organization in the world, whose charismatic leader vows to hasten Israel's destruction. He reveals their ideology, motivations, and training, as well as new information on military tactics, weapons, and sophisticated electronic warfare and communications systems, providing an essential understanding of a key player in a region rocked by change and uncertainty.--From publisher description.
Contents The sleeping giant -- The "Shia genie" -- The gate of the mujahideen -- The scent of orange blossom in the spring -- The "deluxe laboratory without settlers" -- "The Lebanese valley of the dead" -- The spider's web -- The fence around the homeland -- Spoonfuls of cement -- "Birth pangs" -- The "last war with Israel".
Subject Shīʻah -- Lebanon -- History.
Hizballah (Lebanon)
Lebanon -- Military relations -- Israel.
Israel -- Military relations -- Lebanon.
Genre Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Blanford, Nicholas. Warriors of God. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2011 9781400068364 (DLC) 2011012620 (OCoLC)687653269
ISBN 9780679605164 (electronic bk.)
0679605169 (electronic bk.)
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