Historian Avi Shlaim and remembering Robert Ludlum on this edition of Fresh Air
. Avi Shlaim is the author of the new book, The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World
. Shlaim's book is a revisionist interpretation of Isreal's policy toward the Arab world, based on newly released documents, and on interviews with policymakers and participants in events. Writer Robert Ludlum died yesterday of a heart attack, at age 73. His string of best sellers, such as The Bourne Identity
, The Osterman Weekend
, and The Icarus Agenda
, established him as one of literature's most successful espionage novelists. Terry Gross interviewed Ludlum on March 10, 1988. (Broadcast Date: March 13, 2001)
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