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Targeted: Beirut

The 1983 Marine Barracks Bombing and the Untold Origin Story of the War on Terror

About The Book

The first in a new in-depth nonfiction series examining the devastating terrorist attacks that changed the course of history from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr and Pulitzer Prize finalist James M. Scott, beginning with the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut.

1983: the United States Marine Corps experiences its greatest single-day loss of life since the Battle of Iwo Jima when a truck packed with explosives crashes into their headquarters and barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. This horrifying terrorist attack, which killed 241 servicemen, continues to influence US foreign policy and haunts the Marine Corps to this day.

Now, the full story is revealed as never before by Jack Carr and historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist James M. Scott. Based on comprehensive interviews with survivors, extensive military records, as well as personal letters, diaries, and photographs, this is the authoritative account of the deadly attack.

About The Authors

Photograph by by Mike Stoner Photography

Jack Carr is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and former Navy SEAL Sniper. He lives with his wife and three children in Park City, Utah. He is the author of The Terminal ListTrue BelieverSavage Son, The Devil’s HandIn the Blood, and Only the Dead. His debut novel, The Terminal List, was adapted into the #1 Amazon Prime Video series starring Chris Pratt. He is also the host of the top-rated podcast Danger Close. Visit him at and follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @JackCarrUSA.

Stephanie Selby

A Pulitzer Prize finalist and former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, James M. Scott is the author of Target TokyoBlack SnowRampageThe War Below, and The Attack on the Liberty. In addition, Scott is a sought-after public speaker, who leads battlefield tours and lectures at institutions around the world. He lives with his wife and two children in Charleston, South Carolina, where he is the Scholar in Residence at The Citadel. Visit him at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (September 24, 2024)
  • Length: 464 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781668024379

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