Jackal: The Complete Story of the Legendary Terrorist, Carlos the Jackal

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Arcade Pub., 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 318 pages
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On an August night in 1994, French counterespionage agents seized the world's most feared terrorist from a villa in the Sudan. After more than twenty years Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, alias Carlos "the Jackal", had finally been caught. For two decades, he shot and bombed his way to notoriety, always evading arrest partly by his own cleverness, partly through the help of his powerful Palestinian backers, partly through the blunders of western secret services agencies.

In a career long shrouded in mystery and myth, Carlos's most audacious coup was the kidnapping of eleven OPEC oil ministers in Vienna in 1975.

Tracing Carlos's life from his childhood in Venezuela to London, Moscow, Paris, East Berlin, and the Middle East, and using previously untapped files, John Follain tells his full story for the first time.

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Review: Jackal: Finally, the Complete Story of the Legendary Terrorist, Carlos the Jackal

User Review  - Jake Shaw - Goodreads

Informative read about Carlos, it wasn't total propaganda like I expected. I went into this book with the intent of reading it from a Marxist perspective to see how much there is to respect about ... Read full review

Review: Jackal: Finally, the Complete Story of the Legendary Terrorist, Carlos the Jackal

User Review  - Marc Dukes - Goodreads

Effing awful. Just terrible. At times the author seems to be transcribing travel itineraries with no analysis. Don't even go near this book. Read full review

Contents

Training for Terror
19
The Drugstore SaintGermain
37
Secrets and Lies
56
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

John Follain is an investigative journalist and author. He was a correspondent for Reuters in Paris from 1993 to 1997, where he researched and wrote the Carlos story. He is now bureau chief of the Associated Press in Rome.

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