Prizewinning journalist Robert Fisk offers a brilliant account of the tragedy of war as seen in the conflict in Lebanon. "Eminently readable . . . a chronicle of a continuing war without heroes".--The New York Times.
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The labyrinthian tale of Lebanon's destruction has been told a number of times from a number of vantage points, but not since Ze'ev Schiff and Ehud Ya'ari's Israel's Lebanon War ( LJ 10/15/84) has such a powerful book appeared. Fisk, a highly honored British journalist who wrote for The Times (London) for 11 years and who still lives in Lebanon, conveys those appalling events of 1976-85 with the passionate intensity of someone outraged at the actions that have turned a country and people inside out. Fisk graphically portrays the Lebanese tragedy through interviews, anecdotal information, and thoughtful, incisive analyses. Thomas Friedman's From Beirut to Jerusalem ( LJ 7/89) and Charles Glass's Tribes with Flags ( LJ 4/1/90) are comparable efforts, but Friedman's work deals more with the psychological aspects of Arab versus Israeli; Glass has a more leisurely pace that belies Fisk's sense of urgency. Highly recommended for all libraries of any size.
- David P. Snider, Casa Grande P.L., Ariz.
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"He is a devastating witness to the failure of politics to guard mankind against itself." -- Sunday Times, March 11, 1990
"One is left in awe at...[Fisk's] industry, commitment and courage in reporting the ugliest of the world's current conflicts." -- Literary Review, 1990
"Robert Fisk is one of the outstanding reporters of this generation. As a war correspondent he is unrivalled." -- Financial Times, February 24, 1990
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Book Description Simon & Schuster (Paper), 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110671747703
Book Description Simon & Schuster (Paper), 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0671747703