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House of Stone A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East

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ISBN-10: 0547134665

ISBN-13: 9780547134666

Edition: 2012

Authors: Anthony Shadid

List price: $26.00
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In 2006, Shadid—an Arab-American raised in Oklahoma—was covering Israel’s attack on Lebanon when he heard that an Israeli rocket had crashed into the house his great-grandfather built—his family’s ancestral home. Not long after, Shadid (who had covered three wars in the Middle East) realized that he had lost his passion for a region that had lost its soul. He had seen too much violence and death; his career had destroyed his marriage. Seeking renewal, he set out to rebuild the house that held his family’s past in the town they had helped settle long ago. Although the course of the reconstruction is complicated by craftsmen with too much personality, squabbles with his extended…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 2/28/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Anthony Shadid was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on September 26, 1968. He received a bachelor's degree in political science and journalism from the University of Wisconsin in 1990. He worked at several newspapers during his lifetime including The Associated Press, The Globe, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. In 2010, he and three other New York Times journalists were kidnapped in Libya by Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi's forces. They were held for six days and beaten before being released. He won Pulitzer Prizes in 2004 and 2010 for work he did while at The Washington Post. The New York Times nominated him, along with a team of his colleagues, for the 2012 Pulitzer in…