(2009)

Henry Holt and Co., 2009 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
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29.95 USD; 35.95 CAD
Pages
440
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Picador; Henry Holt and Company
Brand
Metropolitan Books
ISBN
978-0-8050-7347-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780805073478
Color
Black and White
Dimensions
10.75" x 8" (27.3 cm x 20.32 cm)
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
One-Shot

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From the indicia: “Some of the material in this book (from the chapters “Rafah's Curse” and “Worse Then, Worse Now”) appeared in another form in “The Underground War in Gaza,” The New York Times Magazine, July 6, 2003.”

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Joe goes to a party. Later on, he manages to get into the Gaza Strip.
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The Gaza Strip (Table of Contents: 17)

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The Only Option (Table of Contents: 19)

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Joe recalls touring a squalid Khan Younis household. He then talks to Abed's friend, who works for an American agency but only for the money.
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Joe describes the situation Palestinian refugees from the late 1940s were in and the methods Israelis were using in dealing with infiltrators.
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The Fedayeen (Table of Contents: 21)

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Joe meets an ex-guerilla fighter who recounts his experiences fighting the Israelis in 1953
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The Wanted (Table of Contents: 22)

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Resistance and the Sulta (Table of Contents: 23)

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The Fedayeen pt. 2 (Table of Contents: 24)

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Collusion (Table of Contents: 25)

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Attack (Table of Contents: 26)

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Nov. 3, 1956 Pt. 1: Khan Younis Town Center (Table of Contents: 27)

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Nov. 3, 1956 Pt. 2: Khan Younis Refugee Camp (Table of Contents: 28)

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Memory and the Essential Truth (Table of Contents: 29)

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Document (Table of Contents: 30)

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Feast (Table of Contents: 32)

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The Story is Dead (Table of Contents: 34)

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Claustrophobia (Table of Contents: 35)

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All of Us Will Get a Beating (Table of Contents: 36)

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Hani (Table of Contents: 38)

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Rafah (Table of Contents: 39)

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House Hunting (Table of Contents: 41)

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Sea Street (Table of Contents: 42)

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Rafah's Curse (Table of Contents: 43)

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The Fall of Rafah (Table of Contents: 44)

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Taking too Long (Table of Contents: 45)

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Attack West of Block J (Table of Contents: 46)

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Ashraf (Table of Contents: 47)

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Time Management (Table of Contents: 48)

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Announcement (Table of Contents: 49)

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Sea Street (Table of Contents: 50)

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The School Wall (Table of Contents: 51)

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The School Gate (Table of Contents: 52)

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Shlomo (Table of Contents: 53)

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Worse Then, Worse Now (Table of Contents: 54)

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The Will of God (Table of Contents: 55)

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The Schoolyard (Table of Contents: 56)

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The Search (Table of Contents: 57)

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100 Shekels (Table of Contents: 58)

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The Mouth of the Lion (Table of Contents: 59)

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Let's Blow Up Everything (Table of Contents: 60)

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Shapes in the Dark pt. 1 (Table of Contents: 61)

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Not Every Day (Table of Contents: 62)

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The Screening (Table of Contents: 63)

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Ramadan Mohammed El-Modalel (Table of Contents: 67)

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The Burials (Table of Contents: 68)

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Armageddon (Table of Contents: 69)

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Death (Table of Contents: 70)

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Did You See Them? (Table of Contents: 72)

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Casualties Among the Mob (Table of Contents: 73)

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Return (Table of Contents: 74)

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Abandoned (Table of Contents: 75)

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Sea Street (Table of Contents: 76)

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Appendix 1 (Table of Contents: 78)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. From the Great Cartoonist-Reporter, a Sweeping, Original Investigation of a Forgotten Crime in the Most Vexed of Places
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Footnotes in Gaza
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. Footnotes in Gaza
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. Foreword
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. Footnotes in Gaza
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. Khan Younis
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. Glimmer of Hope
  16. 15. Footnotes
  17. 16. Abed
  18. 17. The Gaza Strip
  19. 18. Muds, Tents, Bricks
  20. 19. The Only Option
  21. 20. Sideshow
  22. 21. The Fedayeen
  23. 22. The Wanted
  24. 23. Resistance and the Sulta
  25. 24. The Fedayeen pt. 2
  26. 25. Collusion
  27. 26. Attack
  28. 27. Nov. 3, 1956 Pt. 1: Khan Younis Town Center
  29. 28. Nov. 3, 1956 Pt. 2: Khan Younis Refugee Camp
  30. 29. Memory and the Essential Truth
  31. 30. Document
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
  33. 32. Feast
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
  35. 34. The Story is Dead
  36. 35. Claustrophobia
  37. 36. All of Us Will Get a Beating
  38. 37. Feast
  39. 38. Hani
  40. 39. Rafah
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
  42. 41. House Hunting
  43. 42. Sea Street
  44. 43. Rafah's Curse
  45. 44. The Fall of Rafah
  46. 45. Taking too Long
  47. 46. Attack West of Block J
  48. 47. Ashraf
  49. 48. Time Management
  50. 49. Announcement
  51. 50. Sea Street
  52. 51. The School Wall
  53. 52. The School Gate
  54. 53. Shlomo
  55. 54. Worse Then, Worse Now
  56. 55. The Will of God
  57. 56. The Schoolyard
  58. 57. The Search
  59. 58. 100 Shekels
  60. 59. The Mouth of the Lion
  61. 60. Let's Blow Up Everything
  62. 61. Shapes in the Dark pt. 1
  63. 62. Not Every Day
  64. 63. The Screening
  65. 64. The Mouth of the Lion pt. 2
  66. 65. Cleaning Up
  67. 66. The List
  68. 67. Ramadan Mohammed El-Modalel
  69. 68. The Burials
  70. 69. Armageddon
  71. 70. Death
  72. 71. Shapes in the Dark pt. 2
  73. 72. Did You See Them?
  74. 73. Casualties Among the Mob
  75. 74. Return
  76. 75. Abandoned
  77. 76. Sea Street
  78. 77. [no title indexed]
  79. 78. Appendix 1
  80. 79. Appendix 2
  81. 80. Appendix 3
  82. 81. Appendix 4
  83. 82. Bibliography
  84. 83. Acknowledgments
  85. 84. [no title indexed]
  86. 85. [no title indexed]
  87. 86. Praise for Joe Sacco
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