The Tragedy of Lebanon: Christian Warlords, Israeli Adventurers, and American Bunglers

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Chatto & Windus, 1983 - Journalists - 304 pages

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About the author (1983)

Jonathan Randal was born in 1933 in Buffalo, New York, and educated at Exeter and Harvard. He spent his junior year in France, and after serving as a private in the U.S. Army in Europe, he started out as a foreign correspondent in the mid-1950s in Paris and over the decades has worked for United Press, the old "Paris Herald," "Time," "The New York Times" and, for nearly thirty years, "The Washington Post," As a war correspondent he reported the Algerian War of Independence from France, followed by wars and crises in the Congo, Vietnam, Iran, Lebanon, Kurdistan, Bosnia, Liberia, and a dozen other combat zones. He considers himself privileged to have witnessed these events and lucky to have survived when so many of his colleagues did not. Randal is the author of Going All the Way: Christian Warlords," "Israeli Adventurers and the War in Lebanon and After Such Knowledge," "What Forgiveness? My Encounters with Kurdistan.

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