Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America

Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America

From the New York Times bestselling coauthors of Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi comes the riveting true story of the kidnapping and murder of CIA station chief William Buckley, and the bloody beginning of the CIA?s endless war against Islamic radicalism. On April 18th, 1983, a van rigged with 2,000 pounds of heavy explosives broke through the securit From the New York Times bestselling coauthors of Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi comes the r...

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Title:Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America
Author:Fred Burton
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ISBN:Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America
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Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America Reviews

  • Robert
    Dec 23, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

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  • Tim
    Dec 01, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

  • Lisa  Carlson
    Nov 10, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

  • Victoria
    Oct 17, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

  • Vernon Luckert
    Sep 24, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

  • Lee Ann
    Nov 20, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

  • Mahesh
    Dec 17, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

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  • R J Mckay
    Oct 27, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

  • Liz
    Dec 19, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

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  • Whitley Bruner
    Jan 10, 2019

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

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  • Kristi Richardson
    Oct 23, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

  • Melissa Cheresnick
    Jan 13, 2019

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

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  • Michael
    Dec 17, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

  • Russ Patten
    Nov 07, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

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  • Michael Young
    Dec 26, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

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  • Mark
    Dec 29, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

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  • George Siehl
    Oct 26, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

  • Camille Kraus
    Jan 17, 2019

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

  • Bill B. Green
    Nov 04, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

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  • Chuckdee
    Nov 27, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

  • Jay
    Jan 05, 2019

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

  • Matt
    Feb 18, 2019

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

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  • William R. Tedford
    Jan 14, 2019

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

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    ...

  • Leila Kramer
    Dec 27, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

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  • Dоcтоr
    Oct 24, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

  • Bob
    Nov 08, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

  • Drew Curby
    Nov 25, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

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  • Kelsey W
    Jan 23, 2019

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

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  • Michel Disdero
    Dec 30, 2018

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

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  • Sean
    Jan 24, 2019

    Normally more like a 3 star book for me - an okay read on a very interesting topic. While the style was occasionally a bit melodramatic for my taste, the main problem is the book is full of distracting and annoying redactions. I have no idea why the authors/editors choose this approach...

    BEIRUT RULES is thoroughly fascinating, absorbing, and terrifying story, all mixed into a great book. Even though I lived through these years as a young adult, I was stunned at how little I knew about the events described here. The terror that these agents lived with and the staggering...

    ?The Near East Division never formed a task force to retrieve Bill.? This is the story of the kidnapping of William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon. It was the beginning of the USA?s war on terror that continues to this day, with no end in sight. I received an ...

    Burton and Katz in an earlier book, Under Fire, detailed the 2015 terrorist attack on an American Embassy facility in Benghazi, (see my review). That event resulted in the death of the American ambassador and three other security employees. Here, they address the terrorist crimes of th...

    I received this book as an advanced copy from the publisher based on my reviews of Burton's previous books. As a disclaimer, I should mention that I am personally acquainted with Fred Burton, as we went to school together and grew up in the same town. We still run into each other occas...

    In the past 15 or so years, I came to believed that George W Bush broke the world with his response to 9/11. His misplaced Iraq war unleashed the viruses that were just bellow the ground of the Middle East. Shame on me. I was in college, in DC, reading newspapers and following events...

    VP of counterintelligence for intelligence firm Statfor, former DSS agent, author Fred Burton along with the former editor of Special Operations Report, author Samuel M. Katz write an absorbing and gripping account of US history in Beirut, Lebanon focusing on the abduction of the CIA s...

    Interesting read. I found the redactions to be annoying. Not sure the purpose of including text in the book that then is redacted - just rewrite those portions excluding the redacted text. Perhaps the redactions were included to make it seem more like a "classified" or "spy" type book....

    Fascinating book told from the perspective of someone who was there (see Fred Burton?s CV...) I remember many of the events detailed and knew both the Buckley and Higgins stories...being able to get the behind the scenes story with little political spin . The authors make a strong ca...

    Great book. Well written. Tells the stories of the terror activities during the 70's 80's and 90's with a lot the intricacies of the players laid out, but without a lot of the confusion of factions, of which there are many. It is well laid out and easy to follow. Not a particularly hap...

    I won this book in the giveaway! Fred Burton is an awesome story teller and picked the perfect subject to keep me entertained. ...

    Outstanding book that tells of the chaos that was Beirut in the 1980s. ...

    Excellent telling of not only the kidnapping and death of William Buckley, but of some of the genesis of unrest and terror in the Middle East. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. ...

    Impressive! A Must read for those interested in fight against Terrorism. ...

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