Who Killed Daniel Pearl?

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Melville House Pub., 2003 - History - 454 pages
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It was a horrible tragedy, but what if, hidden behind the story of the gruesome on-camera murder of journalist Daniel Pearl, was another, still darker story? What if the people who murdered him weren't actually fanatic followers of Osama bin Laden? What if he wasn't murdered – as was universally assumed – because he was Jewish and American? What if he was murdered because he was onto something? In a groundbreaking book that combines a novelist's eye with riveting investigative journalism, Bernard-Henri LÚvy, one of the world's most esteemed writers, retraces Pearl's final steps through a murky Islamic underworld, suffused by "an odor of the apocalypse." The investigation plunges LÚvy into his own heart of darkness – and a series of stunning revelations about who the real terrorists are.

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User Review  - Ramorx - Goodreads

I hated this book so much I couldn't put it down: how more dreadful can it possibly get? But the author's abject pomposity becomes overwhelming in the final stages as he "speculates" as to what Daniel ... Read full review

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User Review  - RickyB - Goodreads

This book started really well. I was intrigued by the story, which wasn't one I remembered well. Then it started getting confusing with Levy using a lot of guessing and assumptions to tell a story ... Read full review


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BERNARD-HENRI L╔VY is one of France's most famous philosophers and one of the bestselling writers in Europe. One of the world's preeminent journalists, he began his career as a war reporter for Combat, the famous underground newspaper founded by Camus. LÚvy covered the war between Pakistan and India over Bangladesh. His 1977 book Barbarism With a Human Face caused the kind of sensation that Camus' The Rebel incited in the 1950's, and since then, LÚvy's novels and essays have continued to stir up such excitement that The Guardian recently noted he is "accorded the kind of adulation in France that most countries reserve for their rock stars.

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