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Katz, Samuel M. 1963-

Overview
Works: 103 works in 241 publications in 3 languages and 6,930 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Case studies  History  Military history  Biography  True crime stories 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Creator, Editor
Classifications: HV6433.L75, 363.32509612
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Most widely held works by Samuel M Katz
Under fire : the untold story of the attack in Benghazi by Fred Burton( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The explosive inside account of the attack against the U.S. diplomatic and intelligence outposts in Benghazi, Libya On the night of September 11, 2012, the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, Libya, came under ferocious attack by a heavily armed group of Islamic terrorists. The prolonged firefight, and the attack hours later on a nearby CIA outpost, resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including the American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, the Information Officer, Sean Smith, and two former Navy SEALs, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, working for the Central Intelligence Agency. After the fall of Qaddafi, Benghazi was transformed into a hotbed of fundamentalist fervor and a den of spies for the northern half of the African continent. Moreover, it became the center of gravity for terrorist groups strategically situated in the violent whirlwinds of the Arab Spring. On the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, a group of heavily armed Islamic terrorists had their sights set on the U.S. diplomatic and intelligence presence in the city. Based on the exclusive cooperation of eyewitnesses and confidential sources within the intelligence, diplomatic, and military communities, Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz reveal for the first time the terrifying twelve-hour ordeal confronted by Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, his Diplomatic Security (DS) contingent, and the CIA security specialists who raced to rescue them. More than just the minute-by-minute narrative of a desperate last stand in the midst of an anarchic rebellion, Under Fire is an inspiring testament to the bravery and selflessness of the men and women who put their country first while serving in one of the most dangerous regions in the world"--
Relentless pursuit : the DSS and the manhunt for the al-Qaeda terrorists by Samuel M Katz( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Queda's war on America did not start on September 11, 2001. Just ask the Diplomatic Security Service. It was on February 6, 1993, that the United States was first attacked on its own soil by foreign terrorists. A zealous band of Middle Easterners, holy warriors determined to punish the U.S. for its supposed transgressions against Islam, packed over a ton of home made explosives into the back of a rented van. They drove their bomb across the Hudson from New Jersey, maneuvered it through downtown traffic and parked it in the underground garage at the Vista Hotel, beneath the twin towers of the World Trade Center. They lit a long fuse, which allowed them time to get back to New Jersey to watch the results of the explosion on CNN. They hoped to topple one mammoth tower into the other and kill ten thousand people or more. Miraculously, only six people were killed. Most of the group were captured within a week, but the mastermind behind the attack, Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, had immediately gone to JFK airport to fly to Pakistan. Before leaving, he phoned the Associated Press and claimed responsibility for the bombing in the name of the Arab Liberation Army, a terrorist group led by Saudi exile Osama bin Laden. A succession of such brazen crimes has revealed complex connections among terrorist groups with an implacable hostility toward Western civilization. Outrages such as the assassination of the Jewish Defense League founder Meier Kahane, a huge plot in the Philippines to plant bombs on intercontinental airlines and to assassinate the Pope, the bombing of U.S. embassies, culminating in the African embassy bombings of 1998, the attack on the USS Cole in 1999, and the devastating attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 have made it clear that a worldwide network of terrorists led by Osama bin Laden is making war on the United States. On the front lines combating these terrorists in 150 countries around the world have been the 1,200 agents of the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service. A little-known but highly effective branch of the government, the DSS is the one arm of federal law enforcement with international powers of arrest. These agents maintain close ties to local police commanders in many countries and can entice informants with bounties of up to $4,000,000. After a challenging international search, it was DSS agents in Pakistan who captured Ramzi Yousef. DSS agents have been in the vanguard of the War on Terrorism long before it was declared. In Relentless Pursuit, Samuel Katz review the escalating series of terrorist attacks on the U.S. during the last decade, including those in many foreign countries and finally in New York and Washington. In the process, he tells the gripping story of the DSS and its agents protecting us and our representatives here and abroad. Katz's detailed, personal, on-the-ground anecdotes bring home the contexts and linkages of the War on Terrorism that has been fought on our behalf by the DSS since the 1980s. Relentless Pursuit is a stirring tribute to an unsung group of brave Americans. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
Soldier spies : Israeli military intelligence by Samuel M Katz( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A definitive book on the history of Israel's largest, most important, and most enigmatic intelligence service, A'Man, the Intelligence Branch of the Israel Defense Forces
The hunt for the engineer : how Israeli agents tracked the Hamas master bomber by Samuel M Katz( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yehiya Ayyash, the Palestinian bomb builder known to the world simply as "The Engineer," killed 130 Israelis and wounded nearly 500 during a twenty-four-month campaign of terror."--BOOK JACKET. "Charged with the task of catching Ayyash was the Shin Bet, the most secretive and elite of Israel's secret services."--BOOK JACKET. "Samuel M. Katz, a security and special operations expert, reveals here for the first time how the Shin Bet, its director and its agents in the field, conducted an unprecedented and merciless search and destroy mission against one man. Ayyash, however was not an easy target, even for the Shin Bet. He was highly intelligent and elusive and possessed a sophisticated support network."--BOOK JACKET. "Each time the Shin Bet closed in on Ayyash, he managed to slip through their fingers, until, at last, they tracked him down and killed him by placing a sophisticated bomb in his cellular phone."--Jacket
Jihad : Islamic fundamentalist terrorism by Samuel M Katz( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history and current situation of fundamentalist Islamic movements that are associated with terrorism, including groups in Egypt, Lebanon, and Algeria, as well as the international network known as Al-Qaeda
Israel versus Jibril : the thirty-year war against a master terrorist by Samuel M Katz( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analyzation of terrorist Ahmed Jibril's savage brilliance and the lethal repercussions, around the world, of his shadow war
The ghost warriors : inside Israel's undercover war against suicide terrorism by Samuel M Katz( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The untold story of the Ya'mas, Israel's special forces undercover team that infiltrated Palestinian terrorist strongholds during the Second Intifada. It was the deadliest terror campaign ever mounted against a nation in modern times: the al-Aqsa, or Second, Intifada. This is the untold story of how Israel fought back with an elite force of undercover operatives, drawn from the nation's diverse backgrounds and ethnicities--and united in their ability to walk among the enemy as no one else dared. Beginning in late 2000, as black smoke rose from burning tires and rioters threw rocks in the streets, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Arafat's Palestinian Authority embarked on a strategy of sending their terrorists to slip undetected into Israel's towns and cities to set the country ablaze, unleashing suicide attacks at bus stops, discos, pizzerias--wherever people gathered. But Israel fielded some of the most capable and cunning special operations forces in the world. The Ya'mas, Israel National Police Border Guard undercover counterterrorists special operations units, became Israel's eyes-on-target response. Launched on intelligence provided by the Shin Bet, indigenous Arabic-speaking Dovrim, or "Speakers," operating in the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza infiltrated the treacherous confines where the terrorists lived hidden in plain sight, and set the stage for the intrepid tactical specialists who often found themselves under fire and outnumbered in their effort to apprehend those responsible for the carnage inside Israel. This is their compelling true story: a tale of daring and deception that could happen only in the powder keg of the modern Middle East. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS AND MAPS"--
Jihad in Brooklyn : the NYPD raid that stopped America's first suicide bombers by Samuel M Katz( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a 1997 terrorist plot by Palestinians to detonate bomb belts on a packed rush-hour subway train, the Egyptian dishwasher who overheard his roommates' plans and warned police, and the NYPD Emergency Services Unit raid on a Brooklyn apartment that stopped the terrorists just in time
Jerusalem or death : Palestinian terrorism by Samuel M Katz( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys historical and current events in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, within the disputed areas and beyond, including the origins, goals, and activities of the major movements and groups
Under fire : the untold story of the attack in Benghazi by Fred Burton( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The explosive inside account of the attack against the U.S. diplomatic and intelligence outposts in Benghazi, LibyaOn the night of September 11, 2012, the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, Libya, came under ferocious attack by a heavily armed group of Islamic terrorists
Global counterstrike : international counterterrorism by Samuel M Katz( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history and current workings of various contemporary counterterrorist organizations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and South America
At any cost : national liberation terrorism by Samuel M Katz( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history and current situation of various National Liberation movements throughout the world
Guards without frontiers : Israel's war against terrorism by Samuel M Katz( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel's army by Samuel M Katz( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raging within : ideological terrorism by Samuel M Katz( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines 20th century political violence in Europe, Asia, and South America, including the Red Army Faction, 17 November, and Tupac Amaru
U.S. counterstrike : American counterterrorism by Samuel M Katz( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the origins, tools, techniques, and major operations of the following United States counterterrorism forces: Delta Force, Navy SEALs, CIA, FBI, and Department of Homeland Security
Against all odds : counterterrorist hostage rescues by Samuel M Katz( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at ten high-profile hostage rescues, explaining the history and politics behind such cases as the hijacking of a school bus carrying thirty students in East Africa and the siege of a Moscow theater in 2002
Israeli tank battles : Yom Kippur to Lebanon by Samuel M Katz( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Targeting terror : counterterrorist raids by Samuel M Katz( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at counterterrorist operations that are designed to target individuals and prevent planned terrorist attacks
Follow me! : a history of Israel's military elite by Samuel M Katz( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Relentless pursuit : the DSS and the manhunt for the al-Qaeda terrorists
Alternative Names
Kaṣ, Šĕmûʾēl M. 1963-

Katz, Sam

Katz, Sam 1963-

Katz, Sam M. 1963-

Katz, Samuel.

Katz, Samuel 1963-

Katz, Samuel H. 1963-

Katz, Samuel M.

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The hunt for the engineer : how Israeli agents tracked the Hamas master bomberJihad : Islamic fundamentalist terrorismJihad in Brooklyn : the NYPD raid that stopped America's first suicide bombersJerusalem or death : Palestinian terrorismGlobal counterstrike : international counterterrorismAt any cost : national liberation terrorismRaging within : ideological terrorismU.S. counterstrike : American counterterrorism