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5.0 out of 5 stars This book changed my life., 22 Aug 2008
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This review is from: The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East (Paperback)
I read this book a couple of years ago having decided to read it after listening to Robert Fisk on Desert Island Disks. It occured to me that I was approching 40 and had no understanding what so ever of the history or politics or wars of the Middle East and frankly up till then I had no interest in the subject. However I decided it was time to find out and so read this book. I have never looked back and it set me on a journey that as a nearly 40 year old housewife with a husband and 3 children I never dreamed that I'd take. I have now studied certain areas of this book in much greater detail in other texts and have travelled to the Middle East and actively take part in peace initiatives. I know my title sounds melodramatic but it happens to be true.
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Initial post: 1 Nov 2011 19:15:44 GMT
Archie blue says:
It had the same effect on me and I agree with every word.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2011 14:44:23 GMT
J. Walton says:
Thank you Archie.

Posted on 12 Jan 2012 09:34:06 GMT
Hoody2shoes says:
Totally changed the way I think about everyday things as well as world news.

I do worry about Fisk's safety though, but am immensely grateful to him for cutting through the crap that we read in the Western press.

Posted on 26 Jul 2012 10:54:06 BDT
Rory says:
Exact same effect upon me, couldn't agree with you anymore.
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