It's easy to read and you won't regret neither the money nor the time you spent on this book..
If in the future war breaks out there again, which is not inconceivable at all, many people will look for a guide, and should find it in this book.
I read the book originally in order to verify certain historical events as they are presented in a novel "The Scar of David".
A fantastic chronicle of the most confounded part of the world by an objective journalist who munches no words and calls a spade a spade.Published 4 months ago by Gulgasht
I'm conflicted about this book. You learn quite a lot about the various religions, sects and nations involved in Lebanon's wars, but Fisk's obvious bias against Israel taints the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Matthew J. Brennan
some interesting information about Lebanon but overall one-sided and personal, whilst such subject requires serious and more balanced analysis (rather than emotional view of one... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tom Harrington
This is the book that I've meant to read for years, but have only just got round to. Now I wish I hadn't waited so long. Read morePublished 11 months ago by PDK
This is more than a study of a small beleaguered nation. It is full of insights about the Middle East in recent history and compliments the author's "The Great War for... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Richard Hinchcliffe
I started reading this book because my grandparents are from Lebanon. However, as a read the preface and looked over the time line I realized that the author left out some pretty... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Tomi Lee
Robert Fisk is a superb writer. Anything he writes is worth reading. He is clear, fair, knowledgeable. I think his books should be required reading for all Americans.Published on April 22, 2013 by Germana Nijim
I lived in Damascus in the 70s and frequently visited my aunt and cousins in Eastern Beirut. I saw Beirut before and after the destruction. Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by Q8x10^9
Robert Fish aspires to be a totally objective reporter, so after reading the book one gets the impression that no side is really that good and no one is really that bad in the... Read morePublished on October 11, 2012 by southpaw68