Second edition of Arafat: A Political Biography, signed by the author, Alan Hart, and Yasser Arafat.
Octavo, 501pp. Black cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Stated “Second Edition” on preface. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, bright illustrations, short closed tear to rear panel along top edge. Signed by the author, Alan Hart, on the front endpaper. Additional signature by Yasser Arafat on card affixed to half title, dated “30.1.92.”
Yasser Arafat (1929-2004) served as the Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from 1969-2004 and President of the Palestinian National Authority from 1994-2004. Arafat received the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, for their work on the Oslo Accords. Arafat died in 2004. His legacy remains controversial, with Palestinians viewing him as a freedom fighter and Israelis believing him to be a terrorist.