Assassination in Khartoum by David A. Korn
An Institute for the Study of Diplomacy Book

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"Korn has written a fast-pased and absorbing account of the murder of two American diplomats held hostage in the Saudi embassy in Khartoum in 1973."
—Foreign Affairs

"... engrossing... well-crafted... a gripping story of personal courage and tragedy." —Foreign Service Journal


About David A. Korn

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David A. Korn was Charge d’Affaires of the American Embassy in Addis Ababa from June 1982 to July 1985.
Published November 1, 1993 by Indiana University Press. 284 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Korn, a former Foreign Service officer, presents a tense, compelling, carefully researched account of the abduction, the 59-hour siege of the Saudi embassy, the assassination of the diplomats, the surrender of the gunmen and their unexpected release by the Sudanese government.

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