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The Guns of August
Barbara W. Tuchman, Robert K. Massie
Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices - Mosab Hassan Yousef, مصعب حسن يوسف, Ron Brackin I wasn't optimistic about reading a true story when the young man says on page 10 that the Arabs lost because they were outgunned and outnumbered in the First Arab-Israeli War in 1948. But on the next page he begins to talk about the psychology of Islamic extremism and redeems his story a bit. The book is an easy read and, if the events related are reasonably accurate, he has an interesting story. He whitewashes much of the Palestinian terror actions and paints Israelis in a bad light in most situations. Yet he becomes a spy for the Shin Bet and provides intelligence for several years on the actions of Hamas high level operatives. A conversion from Islam to Christianity certainly makes his eventual path clear, he has to leave. 2.5 Stars