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5.0 out of 5 stars A People's Tragedy, 3 Sept. 2012
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This review is from: Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad (Hardcover)
This is a truly outstanding and up to date account of events developing in Syria. It is well informed, balanced, based on high level access to both regime and opposition and easily accessible for both people familiar with the country and those, who are only acquainted through the Western press.

The book is a little long on current events and lacks a bit of a historical perspective. It is therefore probably best read in the company of a companion covering past events. Syrian contemporary history is both volatile and complex, why recent developments must also be seen in the context of history. Nor does the book cast much light on the Salafist's agenda in Syria and what consequences this may have.

This should not hold you back. There are plenty of shortish "monographs" out tree that provide these dimensions and Lesch has certainly provided us with the most insightful analysis of the political situation in Syria.

Go for it! It is worth it.
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Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad by David Lesch (Hardcover - 3 Aug. 2012)
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