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Blanford, Nicholas

Overview
Works: 20 works in 62 publications in 4 languages and 2,538 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Biography  Biographies  Caricatures and cartoons  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nicholas Blanford
Killing Mr. Lebanon : the assassination of Rafik Hariri and its impact on the Middle East by Nicholas Blanford( )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the murder of Lebanon's former prime minister Rafik Hariri, killed in a 2005 explosion, tracing the final weeks of his life, his influence on Lebanese politics, the truth about the assassination, and the repercussions of his death on the Middle East
Warriors of God : inside Hezbollah's thirty-year struggle against Israel by Nicholas Blanford( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Arabic and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hezbollah is the most powerful Islamist group operating in the Middle East today, and no other Western journalist has penetrated as deeply inside this secretive organization as Nicholas Blanford. Now Blanford has written the first comprehensive inside account of Hezbollah and its enduring struggle against Israel. Based on more than a decade and a half of reporting in Lebanon and conversations with Hezbollah's determined fighters, Blanford reveals their ideology, motivations, and training, as well as new information on military tactics, weapons, and sophisticated electronic warfare and communications systems. Using exclusive sources and his own dogged investigative skills, Blanford traces Hezbollah's extraordinary evolution--from a zealous group of raw fighters motivated by Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution into the most formidable non-state military organization in the world, whose charismatic leader vows to hasten Israel's destruction. With dramatic eyewitness accounts, including Blanford's own experiences of the battles, massacres, triumphs, and tragedies that have marked the conflict, the story follows the increasingly successful campaign of resistance that led to Israel's historic withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000. Warriors of God shows how Hezbollah won hearts and minds with exhaustive social welfare programs and sophisticated propaganda skills. Blanford traces the group's secret military build-up since 2000 and reveals the stunning scope of its underground network of tunnels and bunkers, becoming the only journalist to independently discover and explore them. With the Middle East fearful of another, even more destructive war between Lebanon and Israel, Blanford tenaciously pursues Hezbollah's post-2006 battle plans in the Lebanese mountains, earning him newspaper scoops as well as a terrifying interrogation and a night in jail. Featuring sixteen years of probing interviews with Hezbollah's leaders and fighters, Warriors of God is essential to understanding a key player in a region rocked by change and uncertainty. From the Hardcover edition
Voice of Hezbollah : the statements of Sayed Hassan Nasrallah by Ḥasan Naṣr Allāh( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In July 2006, with the commencement of hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the longstanding Secretary General of the "Party of God," burst into the spotlight of the Western media. Yet well before the start of the war, Nasrallah had acquired an unrivalled credibility in the Arab world among admirers and detractors alike, a profile that soared in May 2000 when he became the first leader to push Israel out of Arab land. For the first time, Voice of Hezbollah brings to an English-speaking readership Nasrallah's speeches and interviews: the intricate, deeply populist arguments and promises that he has made from the mid-1980s to the present day. Newly translated from the Arabic, and with an introduction by one of the foremost writers on Lebanon, Nicholas Blanford, Voice of Hezbollah is a crucial contribution to the understanding of the man and the movement."--Jacket
Warriors of God : inside Hezbollah's thirty-year struggle against Israel by Nicholas Blanford( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hezbollah is the most powerful Islamist group operating in the Middle East today, and no other Western journalist has penetrated as deeply inside this secretive organization as Nicholas Blanford. Now Blanford has written the first comprehensive inside account of Hezbollah and its enduring struggle against Israel. Based on more than a decade and a half of reporting in Lebanon and conversations with Hezbollah's determined fighters, Blanford traces their evolution from a zealous group of raw fighters motivated by Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution into the most formidable non-state military organization in the world, whose charismatic leader vows to hasten Israel's destruction. He reveals their ideology, motivations, and training, as well as new information on military tactics, weapons, and sophisticated electronic warfare and communications systems, providing an essential understanding of a key player in a region rocked by change and uncertainty.--From publisher description
Warriors of god : how Hezballah became the Middle East's most powerful armed group by Nicholas Blanford( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis of the Hezbollah terrorist organization that offers insight into the guerrilla forces and controversial military prowess that render them a formidable group, tracing their role in forcing Israel out of occupied Arab territories, their complicated relationship with Iran and what the Western world should understand about their operations
Zilzāl Lubnān : ightiyāl Rafīq al-Ḥarīrī wa-taʼthīrātuh fī al-Sharq al-Awsat by Nicholas Blanford( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ḥarīrī, Rafīq Bahāʼ, d 1944-; assassination; Lebanon; politics and government
The cairo review of global affairs : the internet( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The next war : how another conflict between Hizballah and Israel could look and how both sides are preparing for it by Bilal Y Saab( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The prevailing peace along the Lebanon-Israel border in the intervening five years is a result of both sides absorbing the costs of the 2006 war and the risks inherent in another round of fighting. Yet, although this is the longest period of tranquility along the traditionally volatile frontier since the late 1960s, the calm remains precarious and could be shattered at any time. Neither Hizballah nor Israel believes that the 2006 conflict will be the last battle waged between them, and both sides have been feverishly preparing for the next war ever since the last one ended"--- Executive summary (iii)
Middle ground : Lebanon plays buffer as Syria and Israel simmer by Nicholas Blanford( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Three-way bet : Hizbullah's strategic dilemma in Lebanon by Nicholas Blanford( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Call to arms by Nicholas Blanford( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Analysis : Syria's chemical weapons by Nicholas Blanford( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ploughshare politics : the future of Hizbullah's militia by Nicholas Blanford( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hizbullah's troubled spring by Nicholas Blanford( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Return to arms : Hizbullah and Israel's preparations for war by Nicholas Blanford( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sunni rising by Nicholas Blanford( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Krwawy ramadan w Hamie by Nicholas Blanford( )

1 edition published in 2011 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rewolucja uderza w chrześcijan by James Hider( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Life's like that! : your guide to the Lebanese by Peter Grimsditch( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-Israel stability in south Lebanon by Nicholas Blanford( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
نيكولاس بلانفورد

Languages
English (58)

Polish (2)

Arabic (1)

Hebrew (1)