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Mirror of the Arab World Lebanon in Conflict

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ISBN-10: 0393333744

ISBN-13: 9780393333749

Edition: 2009

Authors: Sandra Mackey, S. Mackey, Mackey

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"A vivid picture of the crushing difficulties faced by every Arab government."--Kirkus Reviews "Incisive, timely, and eminently readable. A wonderful guide to the complexity of the brewing conflict in Lebanon and what it will mean for the Middle East."--Vali Nasr The security of the West is threatened by escalating turmoil rising out of the Arab world. Among the region's fractured states is Lebanon, a small, tortured country poised uneasily between East and West. Improbably, this most unique of Arab states has much to teach about the Arab world. Like many Arab countries, Lebanon's population possesses little sense of common identity and no strong central government. The tumultuous history…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Sandra Mackey is a veteran journalist who has written many books on the Middle East. She lives in Atlanta.

Author's Note
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The Palestinians: Victims and Villains
Woe Be to the State
Identity in Pursuit of a Nation
The Rise of the Shia
A Tale of Four Countries
Islam as Politics
Selected Bibliography