PREFERRED TERM
Peter Kilburn  
DEFINITION
  • Peter Kilburn, a librarian at the American University in Beirut, is believed to have been the first American hostage to be executed during the Lebanon hostage crisis. Kilburn, who had worked for the American University library for more than 20 years, was reported missing after he failed to show up for work on December 3, 1984. [Source: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism; Kilburn, Peter (1924–1986)]
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https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/Peter_Kilburn
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