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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (47 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Blanford Narrator: Rob Shapiro Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9780307967602
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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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ilango | 9/26/2013

    " Nicholas has a deep understanding of Hezbollah, having lived in Beirut for almost two decades. His book helps shed light into this militarized group. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ljm | 6/25/2013

    " One of my favorites and too damn proud to be a Lebanese . Labayka ya Nasrallah "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raffi | 11/27/2012

    " He has revealed a lot of information and has tried not to be biased regarding the struggle between Israel and Hezbollah. He has gone deeper in understanding the motives of Hezbollah and how it has evolved throughout the thirty years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill DeGenaro | 11/1/2012

    " Extremely thorough and up-to-date (just came out a few months back) historical sketch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nada Alawami | 10/28/2012

    " What amazing and informative book I like the way of author written its took me to Lebanon atmosphere spicily in their culture , economic ,political status ..I am so proud of Hezbollah as strong organization and there good man syed Hussin Nasrallah and shiaa sector my Allah save and bless them "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curt Carroll | 1/10/2012

    " Excellent review of Hezbollah's history and the strategic problem Israel faces. Great quote: "The real flaw, however, is that the anti rocket systems are a tactical solution to a strategic problem" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill McGuire | 1/5/2012

    " Amazing history of the Hezbollah. Their approach is so completely different than any other non-state organization. I highly recommend this as it will continue to be the forefront of Middle East news. "

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About the Narrator

Rob Shapiro can be heard narrating audiobooks such as the bestseller The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood; Frank: The Voice; and the fantasy noir Low Town. He performed several seasons of radio comedy on Minneapolis Public Radio and voiced the titular lion in Leo the Lion.