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1972. The Munich Olympics. Palestinian members of the Black September group murder 11 Israeli athletes. Nine hundred million people watch the crisis unfold on television, witnessing a tragedy that inaugurates the modern age of terror.

Back in Israel, Prime Minister Golda Meir vows to track down those responsible and, in Menachem Begin's words, "run these criminals and murderers off the face of the earth". A secret Mossad unit is mobilized, a list of targets drawn up. Thus begins the Israeli response, a mission that unfolds not over months but over decades. The Mossad has never spoken about this operation. No one has known the real story. Until now.

In this riveting account, Aaron Klein peels back the layers of myth and misinformation about the "shadow war" against Black September and other terrorist groups.

©2005 Aaron J. Klein (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

  • Audie Award Finalist, Non-Fiction, Unabridged, 2007

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  • Jugg
  • Menifee, CA, United States
  • 02-13-12

Informative, not riveting

Scholarly, almost clinical examination of the Munich Olympics massacre and aftermath. Scathing indictment of the West German response and how much of Europe (indirectly) supports and facilitates terrorists by providing haven.

Very informative. But,lacked detail on specific operations.

Reading was somewhat monotone.

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  • dstepp1603
  • SILVER SPRING, MD, United States
  • 11-19-10

Excellent Account

Excellent account of events surrounding the massacre. Some great insights about how islamic terrorist have been around for decades.

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Striking Back

Excellent read. Clearly a well researched and well written book. After seeing Munich I had many unanswered questions and tried reading up on the events after 1972. This has been the best source so far.

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  • lloyd
  • mollymook, Australia
  • 01-10-12

ALONZO

EXTREMELY DETAILED, WELL PRESENTED, HOWEVER GENERALLY A RESTATEMENT OF WHAT HAS GONE BEFORE. IF HOWEVER THIS IS A FIRST READ , THEN IT IS EXCELLENT. COVERS ALL POINTS. FURTHER, IT CONVEYS ONE VERY PERTINENT MESSAGE, I.E DON'T MESS WITH ISRAEL

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