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- Publisher: St Martins Pr (a) (November 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1559271302
- ISBN-13: 978-1559271301
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.7 x 7.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,498,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Way of Deception: The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer Audio, Cassette – November, 1990
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From Library Journal
Intelligence agencies should never try to ban books about themselves. Like Peter Wright's Spycatcher (Penguin USA, 1987), which was suppressed in Britain , this book on Israel's legendary spy organization by a former Mossad katsa or case officer has ended up on the New York Times best seller list. Among the controversial revelations that led Israel to seek a ban (which was quickly overturned in the United States and Canada) is Ostrovsky's charge that the Mossad refused to share knowledge of a planned suicide mission in Beirut, resulting in the deaths of 241 U.S. Marines in 1983. Another New York Times best seller, Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman's Every Spy a Prince ( LJ 7/90), provides more reliable details on Israel's spy network.
- Wilda Wil liams, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Victor Ostrovsky was born in Canada and raised in Israel. At eighteen he became the youngest officer in the Israeli military at the time, eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant commander in charge of naval weapons testing. He was a Mossad case officer from 1982-1986. Victor Currently lives in Scottsdale Arizona where he paints and has an art gallery in old town Scottsdale. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
The most disappointing aspect of this book was the content. I ordered the Kindle version and apparently the original book was scanned in. The scanning process was horrible since there were numerous times that I could not make sense of sentences or words because the wrong words were present. Without this major distraction, I probably would have enjoyed the book more.
Kindle edition has lots of errors, seems like it's scanned in from paper edition and not checked. Even the very first word in the book is misspelled.
Much history on the Mossad is written by enthusiastic supporters so this is a good balance to those. Although bare in mind the author is a defector and holds a serious grudge so he is not so balanced himself.
I think anyone who enjoys reading about these organizations will enjoy the book.
Interesting read if you've ever wondered about how things really happen in the world, and not just the movies.