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The best book I've read all year.,
This review is from: Pity the Nation: Lebanon at War (Paperback)
This book is unforgettable. Robert Fisk takes the reader from the Nazi Holocaust, to the massacres at the refugee camps of Sabra and Chatila, with compassion and even handed condemnation of atrocities, no matter who the perpertrator. This is more than a history book, although readers who, like me, knew little of the history of the Lebanon will find it invaluable background reading. Instead it is a testament and a witness statement to the devastation that has been inflicted on Lebanon in recent decades. Although haunting in places, it is not a sentimental work, but rather it is the story of a journalist working in the Middle East, and Robert Fisk describes his experiences of fear, nausea and frustations in equal measure.