Pity the Nation: Lebanon at War

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OUP Oxford, Oct 25, 2001 - History - 752 pages
Pity the Nation ranks among the classic accounts of war in our time, both as historical document and as an eyewitness testament to human savagery. Written by one of Britain's foremost journalists, this remarkable book combines political analysis and war reporting in an unprecedented way: it is an epic account of the Lebanon conflict by an author who has personally witnessed the carnage of Beirut for over a decade. Fisk's book recounts the details of a terrible war but it also tells a story of betrayal and illusion, of Western blindness that had led inevitably to political and military catastrophe. Updated and revised, Fisk's book gives us a further insight into this troubled part of the world. 'Robert Fisk is one of the outstanding reporters of this generation. As a war correpondent he is unrivalled.' Edward Mortimer, Financial Times

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User Review  - cyclops1771 - LibraryThing

Heart breaking story told from within by author and reporter Robert Fisk. Fisk knows the Middle East and is sympathetic to the people who live there, and tells the story from the ground as governments ... Read full review

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Great book .... but should he have been that cynical about the presence of Palestinian leaders in Lebanon? Read full review


10 Dawn at Midnight
11 Terrorists
12 Pandoras Box
13 The Root
14 Beirut Addio
15 The Retreat
16 Wait for me
17 Freedom

5 The Gentleman from Marjayoun
6 Let Them Come
7 No White Flags
8 The Gravediggers Diary
9 Surgical Precision
18 The Massacre

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Robert Fisk is a leading foreign correspondent in the Middle East - writing for The Independent, and The Independent on Sunday Newspaper.

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