'Should be required reading at the White House' - "Guardian". In Jerusalem 1986, a member of a rebel faction of the PLO shot Laura Blumenfeld's father. He survived, but Blumenfeld was haunted by a desire for revenge. Travelling across Europe, the United States and the Middle East, Blumenfeld talked to Yitzhak Rabin's assassin, members of the ...Read More'Should be required reading at the White House' - "Guardian". In Jerusalem 1986, a member of a rebel faction of the PLO shot Laura Blumenfeld's father. He survived, but Blumenfeld was haunted by a desire for revenge. Travelling across Europe, the United States and the Middle East, Blumenfeld talked to Yitzhak Rabin's assassin, members of the Albanian Blood Feud Committee, the chief of the Iranian judiciary, the mayor of Palermo, an Egyptian heroin smuggler, the Israeli prime minister and the military chief of staff - as well as priests, prostitutes, sports fans and schoolgirls. Her aim was seemingly simple: to understand the mechanics and the psychology of vengeance. Ultimately, however, her journey led her home, where she found herself forced to confront her childhood, her parents' failed marriage and her ideas about family. In the end, her target turned out to be more complex - and in some ways more threatening - than the stereotypical terrorist she had long imagined. 'Her work is really two books. First, it is a personal account of her own desire for revenge on the man who hurt her father and how she resolved this issue. Second, it is a journalistic exploration of the motivation and mechanisms for revenge across the globe' - "Scotsman". 'Compelling ...This is an intelligent and genuinely optimistic book' - "Daily Mail'.Read Less
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I had to read the book for a class. Personally although I understand where the author is coming from, however revenge is a consuming ugly emotion that if left unchecked can cause harm to the person who engages in it. The book was well written and I followed all which was said. It is not something I engage in so that is why it was difficult to read.
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