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Yasser Arafat

Politician, Terrorist (24-Aug-1929 — 10-Nov-2004)


Sad K. Aburish. Arafat: From Defender to Dictator. London: Bloomsbury. 1998. 360pp.

David Bukay. Yasser Arafat and the Politics of Paranoia. Edwin Mellen Press. 2005. 403pp.

Andrew Gowers; Tony Walker. Behind the Myth: Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Revolution. W. H. Allen / Virgin Books. 1990.. 356pp.

Andrew Gowers; et. al.. Arafat: The Biography. Virgin Publishing. 1994. 610pp. A second edition was published in 2003. A (revised?) edition of Behind the Myth.

Alan Hart. Arafat: Terrorist or Peacemaker?. London: Sidgwick & Jackson. 1984. 466pp.

Alan Hart. Arafat: A Political Biography. Indiana University Press. 1989. 560pp. A revised edition of Terrorist or Peacemaker.

Efraim Karsh. Arafat's War: The Man and His Battle for Israeli Conquest. Grove/Atlantic. 2003. 304pp.

Thomas Kiernan. Arafat: The Man and the Myth. New York: W. W. Norton. 1976. 281pp.

Diana L. Reische. Arafat and the Palestine Liberation Organization. New York, NY: Franklin Watts. 1991. 176pp.

Barry M. Rubin; Judith Colp Rubin. Yasir Arafat: A Political Biography. Oxford University Press. 2003. 354pp.

Danny Rubinstein. Translated by Dan Leon. The Mystery of Arafat. South Royalton, VT: Steerforth Press. 1995. 140pp.

Mishal Shaul. The PLO under Arafat: Between Gun and Olive Branch. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 1986. 190pp.

Janet Wallach; John Wallach. Arafat: In The Eyes of the Beholder. Secaucus, NJ: Carol Publishing Group. 1990. 465pp.


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  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.16)

  8. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.19)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.24)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.55)

  11. Current Biography, 1971 Yearbook (pp.9-11)

  12. The International Who's Who 2001 (p.54)

  13. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.119)

  14. Legends in Their Own Time (p.10)

  15. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.15)

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