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".
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 3 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 10 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 15 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 17 months ago 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 19 months ago 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 23 months ago by southpaw68
Fisk is less a brilliant journalist and more a brilliant historian, chronicling history, not in retrospect but as it unfolds before his eyes. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by alsace man
it is one of the most comprehensive book on the lebanese tragedy i've read. the nice thing is that the event are narrated first hand, Fisk living those events. Read morePublished on November 17, 2010 by merlinpi
Robert Fisk's book on Lebanon ends in 1990, still in the midst of war, and then one has to sift through his columns and other books for hints on what happened to the place. Read morePublished on November 1, 2010 by Paul Mccarthy