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Civil and Uncivil Violence in Lebanon
Samir Khalaf
0231124767
Mar 2002
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Review
"Khalaf has arguably contributed more fine studies on the history and sociology of modern Lebanon than has any other scholar alive." -- Foreign Affairs
"Eminently readable, with an insider feel for detail and complexity." -- International Affairs
" Civil and Uncivil Violence in Lebanon makes a major contribution to the study of democratic theory." -- Bill S. Mikhail, Middle East Policy
"A book which offers a sustained and original reflection upon the character and dynamics of internal conflict in Lebanon." -- Oxfam Developemental Resources Review
"Khalaf succeeds in crafting a narrative that is engaging, scholarly--and, perhaps most refreshing--hopeful" -- Akram Fouad Khater, International Journal of Middle East Studies
"A fascinating history of conflict in Lebanon since the early nineteenth century." --...


Conscience of Lebanon: A Political Biography of Etienne Sakr (Abu-Arz)
Mordechai Nisan
0714683787
April 2003
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Book Description
This work is a combination of an account of a most captivating Lebanese personality with a penetrating analysis of the historical and religious contours of Lebanon. His life is part of the national epic with elements of Christian faith and Maronite sophistication, inter-confessional modes of partnership, and violence tearing apart the fabric of social and economic life. Integral to the narrative and incisively unconventional interpretation is the complex politics of Lebanon intermixed with the war that errupted in 1975.
Etienne Sakr embodies the destiny of Lebanon and its defiant struggle for national existence in the Middle East. He was the first to understand the threats to Lebanon and the decay in its elite circles, and he may be the last exile to return home. Personal testimonies from Lebanese residents and...


Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon
Robert Fisk
1560254424
November 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
Fisk, a former Middle East correspondent for the London Times , details violence, sundry political factions, the 1982 invasion of Israel, the efforts of the multinational peace-keeping force and the taking of Western hostages. "A passionate and often angry book describing how Lebanon 'humiliated the West, brought shame upon Israel, corrupted the Syrians and destroyed itself,' " said PW . Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal
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...


Teta, Mother and Me : An Arab Woman's Memoir
Jean Said Makdisi
0863568912
March 2, 2005
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Review
"... lovingly describes the locations, cultures, conflicts and social influences as they pertain to generations of women in this very impressive Arab family ...highly informative, insightful and thought-provoking - a window into other worlds." --Bernadine Evaristo


Civil and Uncivil Violence in Lebanon
Samir Khalaf
0231124775
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Review
"Khalaf has arguably contributed more fine studies on the history and sociology of modern Lebanon than has any other scholar alive." -- Foreign Affairs
"Eminently readable, with an insider feel for detail and complexity." -- International Affairs
" Civil and Uncivil Violence in Lebanon makes a major contribution to the study of democratic theory." -- Bill S. Mikhail, Middle East Policy
"A book which offers a sustained and original reflection upon the character and dynamics of internal conflict in Lebanon." -- Oxfam Developemental Resources Review
"Khalaf succeeds in crafting a narrative that is engaging, scholarly--and, perhaps most refreshing--hopeful" -- Akram Fouad Khater, International Journal of Middle East Studies
"A fascinating history of conflict in Lebanon since the early nineteenth century." --...


From Beirut to Jerusalem: Updated with a New Chapter
Thomas L. Friedman
0385413726
July 1990
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"Friedman, who twice garnered the Pulitzer as a New York Times correspondent in Lebanon and Israel, further delineates the two countries in this provocative, absorbing memoir cum political and social analysis," commented PW. The work won the National Book Award. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
There have been any number of books that have worked hard at interpreting the melange called the Middle East. This one, however, makes a difference because it's so well written and captures the psychological mannerisms of the people of Lebanon and Israel--the first step to understanding some of the mysterious "why" that seems to elude the American public and government. Friedman's credentials are impressive: he spent six years of journalistic...


House of Many Mansions
Kamal Salibi
0520071964
Oct 1990
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Book Description
Today Lebanon is one of the world's most divided countries. But paradoxically the faction-ridden Lebanese, both Christians and Muslims, have never shown a keener consciousness of common identity. How can this be? In the light of modern scholarship, a famous Lebanese writer and scholar examines the historical myths on which his country's warring communities have based their conflicting visions of the Lebanese nation. He shows that Lebanon cannot afford this divisiveness, that in order to develop and maintain a sense of political unity, it is necesary to distinuish fact from fiction and then build on what is real in the common experience of both groups.
Salibi offers a major reinterpretation of Lebanese history and provides remarkable insights into the dynamic of Lebanon's recent conflict. In so doing, he illuminates...


From Beirut to Jerusalem : Revised Edition
Thomas Friedman
0374158959
September 1, 1991
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"Friedman, who twice garnered the Pulitzer as a New York Times correspondent in Lebanon and Israel, further delineates the two countries in this provocative, absorbing memoir cum political and social analysis," commented PW. The work won the National Book Award. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Library Journal
There have been any number of books that have worked hard at interpreting the melange called the Middle East. This one, however, makes a difference because it's so well written and captures the psychological mannerisms of the people of Lebanon and Israel--the first step to understanding some of the mysterious "why" that seems to elude the American public and government. Friedman's...


The Culture of Sectarianism
Ussama Samir Makdisi
0520218469
July 2000
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Book Description
Focusing on Ottoman Lebanon, Ussama Makdisi shows how sectarianism was a manifestation of modernity that transcended the physical boundaries of a particular country. His study challenges those who have viewed sectarian violence as an Islamic response to westernization or simply as a product of social and economic inequities among religious groups. The religious violence of the nineteenth century, which culminated in sectarian mobilizations and massacres in 1860, was a complex, multilayered, subaltern expression of modernization, he says, not a primordial reaction to it.
Makdisi argues that sectarianism represented a deliberate mobilization of religious identities for political and social purposes. The Ottoman reform movement launched in 1839 and the growing European presence in the Middle East contributed to the...


Recipes and Remembrances from an Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen: A Culinary Journey through Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan
Sonia Uvezian
0970971680
January 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Those who recall Beirut's heyday before the Lebanese civil war brought it all crashing down speak fondly of the city's lively beaches, its cosmopolitan atmosphere, and the multiple culinary traditions intersecting at the Mediterranean's eastern shore. Arabs, the French, Armenians, and Maronite Christians contributed to the melting pot that was Beirut. Uvezian grew up in the city's halcyon years, and she has re-created the recipes for foods she so happily recalls. Spices play a major role in Lebanese cooking; cinnamon and allspice add fragrance to both meats and vegetables. Lamb is the meat of choice, but beef makes a good substitute. Pork appears only in Maronite dishes. Vegetables come to the table lukewarm, reflecting a pan-Mediterranean tradition as well as sparing the cook exertion during the heat of the day. Those...


Women, Education, and Socialization in Modern Lebanon
Mirna Lattouf
0761830170
Jan 2005
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Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel and the Palestinians
Noam Chomsky
0896086011
October 1999
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Book Review
First published in 1983, Fateful Triangle is a comprehensive indictment of what Noam Chomsky calls the "disgraceful and extremely dangerous" policy the United States has enacted towards Israel, particularly with regard to Israel's actions concerning the Palestinians. Supporters of Israel must willfully overlook or deny that nation's long history of human rights violations and military aggression, Chomsky writes, and they will continue to do so as long as Israel is strategically useful towards "the U.S. aim of eliminating possible threats, largely indigenous, to American domination of the Middle East region." In the course of elaborating his argument, Chomsky cuts through the myths and distortions that appear in mainstream media accounts; the damning facts that he so systematically assembles portray a government more brutally...


This Man From Lebanon: A Study of Kahlil Gibran
Barbara Young
0394448480


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The Modern History of Lebanon
Kamal Salibi
0837182301
Sept 1976
Hardcover
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Review
“By far the best short account of the evolution of modern Lebanon to appear in any language, written by one of Lebanon's leading historians ... [this maintains] the excellent standard and focus of the Praeger Asia-Africa Series.... While historically oriented, Salibi portrays skillfully, accurately, and judiciously the social and economic forces underlying the evolution of the confessional basis of modern Lebanon's policy.”–Choice


Lebanon 1-2-3: A Counting Book in Three Languages
Marijean Boueri
1933002034
September 2005
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3–Readers are encouraged to search for objects from 1 to 10 as a family gathers on a summer day in the mountains of Lebanon. Strong lines and bold, contrasting colors combine to produce flat, heavily patterned, and very attractive paintings reminiscent of works by Matisse. They spill onto the right side of each spread, where two lines of text in English, French, and Arabic, the primary languages of Lebanon, tell what to look for. On the far right, worry beads on a string are accompanied by the appropriate Arabic numeral and the Hindi numeral that Arabic speakers use. The numbers are also written out, and an Arabic pronunciation guide appears at the back of the book. There are lists of additional items to look for in each illustration, and a brief description of the country. The rhyming...


INSHALLAH
Oriane Fallaci
0385419872


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From Publishers Weekly
Civil war-torn Beirut is the setting for Fallaci's ( A Man ) latest work, a powerful, labyrinthine study of human character in apocalyptic circumstances. The novel takes place in the fall of 1983, when a barracks bombing killed dozens of U.S. Marines. At the headquarters of the Italian peacekeeping contingent, a rich cast of characters confronts the unpredictable brutality of religious conflict. The unit's general, called Condor; Charlie, a self-styled counterespionage agent; Pistoira, a swaggering killer; Sugar, the bookish munitions expert, and other uniformed misfits struggle to survive an impossible mission. Rendering the complex antagonisms of contemporary Beirut, Fallaci shows a talent for incisively capturing classic human foibles, as one beleaguered soldier after another tries to negotiate the cultural...


Sleeping with Custer and the 7th Cavalry: An Embedded Reporter in Iraq
Walter C. Rodgers
0809326728
October 2005
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From Booklist
Rodgers, a CNN correspondent, was embedded for three weeks in March 2003 with the Seventh Calvary, who advanced from the Kuwaiti border to Baghdad. In this fascinating account, he begins with his experiences at Embed U, the orientation school for journalists at which he was taught how to deal with chemical weapons, which were never used by the Iraqis. He recalls going into war zones in a refitted Humvee purchased from King Hummer, a used-car salesman in Kuwait. Rodgers and his crew struggled along with the cavalry, trying to stay alive and developing close ties with the soldiers, who never questioned the legitimacy of their missions. The benefit of embedding was the firsthand view of combat it offered the reporters, but Rodgers notes that the embedded journalist necessarily lacks a broader picture. Returning to Iraq a...


Murder, Mayhem, Pillage and Plunder
Mikhayil Mishaqa
0887067123
Aug 1988
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Language Notes
Text: English, Arabic (translation)


Lebanon
Linda Hutchison
1590181166
February 2003
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Reviewed with Laurel Corona's Israel.Gr. 6-9. What the Modern Nations of the World series lacks in visual appeal, it makes up for with solid information. Israel covers such issues as the creation of the Jewish state, daily life, and the struggle for peace, with sidebars about a variety of interesting (and disparate) topics, including the siege at Jerusalem and the artists' colony at Ein Hod. The struggle between the Israelis and the Palestinians is perhaps given less space than it deserves, but the treatment of the conflict is evenhanded. Corona seems feistier about Orthodox Jews, who are contemptuous of their secular counterparts even as they depend on the largess of the state for their welfare. Lebanon incorporates information about the geography and history of a land that was a part of the Fertile...


Lightning Out of Lebanon : Hezbollah Terrorists on American Soil
Tom Diaz, Barbara Newman
0891418709
February 28, 2006
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From Publishers Weekly
In a compact and cogent addition to the literature on terrorism, two expert journalists join forces for a portrait of how a Hezbollah cell in Charlotte, N.C., was broken up a little more than a year before September 11. In clear prose with a minimum of political ax-grinding, Newman (The Covenant) and Diaz (Making a Killing) provide biographies of cell leader Mohammed Youssef Hammoud (from his origins in the Shiite slums of Beirut) and member Said Harb; the FBI agents and federal prosecutors (who overcame bureaucratic inertia and civil libertarian–fostered barriers to accumulate the evidence that led to Hammoud's prosecution); and many incidental players along the way. They also provide clear historical summaries of the religious and ethnic divides in the Middle East, and portraits of lesser-known phenomena...


History of Syria Including Lebanon and Palestine (Volume 1)
Philip K. Hitti
193195660X
Oct 2002
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Book Description
A brilliant history of the land into which more historical and cultural events were croweded than perhaps into any area of equal size. For Syria has either invented or transmitted to mankind such benefits as monotheistic religion, philosophy, law, trade, agriculture, and our allphabet.


Lebanon
Jan McDaniel
1590845110
October 2002
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Discusses the geography, history, economy, government, religion, people, foreign relations, and major cities of Lebanon.


Hezbollah : The Changing Face of Terrorism
Judith Palmer Harik
1860648932
April 3, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"This is an articulate and cogently argued book, dealing with a very important issue, which the September 11 events have given potentially grave policy consequences."--Ray Hinnebusch, University of St. Andrews


Struggle for Lebanon: A Modern History of Lebanese-Egyptian Relations
Nasser Kalawoun
1860644236
September 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Lebanese leaders of all persuasions faced the constant fear of being swallowed into an Arab-Muslim superstate after the union of Syria and Egypt in 1958. Lebanese-Egyptian relations during the period 1952-70 passed through several phases but the main theme was uneasy co-operation, with Lebanon holding on to an independent role with the strong support of the US before Lebanese politics became engulfed in civil war in the 1970s.


Projecting Beirut: Episodes in the Construction and Reconstruction of a Modern City
Peter G. Rowe (Editor), Hashim Sarkis (Editor)
3791319388


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History of Syria Including Lebanon and Palestine (Volume 2)
Philip K. Hitti
1931956618
Oct 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A brilliant history of the land into which more historical and cultural events were croweded than perhaps into any area of equal size. For Syria has either invented or transmitted to mankind such benefits as monotheistic religion, philosophy, law, trade, agriculture, and our allphabet.

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