The Resource The Angel

The Angel

Label
The Angel
Title
The Angel
Statement of responsibility
Uri Bar-Joseph ; translated from the Hebrew-language edition by David Hazony
Creator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the son-in-law of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and a close advisor to his successor, Anwar Sadat, Ashraf Marwan had access to the deepest secrets of the country’s government. But Marwan himself had a secret: He was a spy for the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service. Under the codename “The Angel,” Marwan turned Egypt into an open book for the Israeli intelligence services—and, by alerting the Mossad in advance of the joint Egyptian-Syrian attack on Yom Kippur, saved Israel from a devastating defeat.Drawing on meticulous research and interviews with many key participants, Uri Bar Joseph pieces together Marwan’s story. In the process, he sheds new light on this volatile time in modern Egyptian and Middle Eastern history, culminating in 2011’s Arab Spring. The Angel also chronicles the discord within the Israeli government that brought down Prime Minister Golda Meir.However, this nail-biting narrative doesn’t end with Israel’s victory in the Yom Kippur War. Marwan eluded Egypt’s ruthless secret services for many years, but then somebody talked. Five years later, in 2007, his body was found in the garden of his London apartment building. Police suspected he had been thrown from his fifth-floor balcony, and thanks to explosive new evidence, Bar-Joseph can finally reveal who, how, and why
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Summary
The first English-language book to tell the sensational story of Ashraf Marwan, a top Egyptian official who spied for the Mossad and almost singlehandedly saved Israel from defeat in the Yom Kippur War. The Angel is a gripping feat of reportage that blows open the Mossad and reveals the shocking truth behind Marwan's mysterious death
Writing style
Award
National Jewish Book Award, 2016.
Biography type
individual biography
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10521785
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bar-Joseph, Uri
Dewey number
  • 327.125694062092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Hazony, David
  • Bar-Joseph, Uri
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True
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  • True Crime
  • History
Target audience
adult
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the Egyptian spy who saved Israel
Label
The Angel
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_283332
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062420121
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Angel
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_283332
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062420121
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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