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Author Salamon, Julie, author.

Title An innocent bystander : the killing of Leon Klinghoffer / Julie Salamon.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
℗♭2019

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    362.88 SAL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First United States edition.
Description xi, 349 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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."-- Dust jacket flap.
Subject Klinghoffer, Leon.
Achille Lauro Hijacking Incident, 1985.
Victims of terrorism.
Added Title Killing of Leon Klinghoffer
ISBN 9780316433105 (Hardcover) $29.00
0316433101 (Hardcover) $29.00

 
    
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