Pity the Nation: Lebanon at War by Robert FiskPity the Nation: Lebanon at War by Robert Fisk

Pity the Nation: Lebanon at War

byRobert Fisk

Paperback | October 1, 2001

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Pity the Nation ranks among the classic accounts of war in our time, both as historical document and as an eyewitness testament to human savagery.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 isan 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 militarycatastrophe. 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
Robert Fisk is a leading foreign correspondent in the Middle East - writing for The Independent, and The Independent on Sunday Newspaper.
Title:Pity the Nation: Lebanon at WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:752 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.54 inPublished:October 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192801309

ISBN - 13:9780192801302


Rated 5 out of 5 by from The definitive book on Lebanon I picked up a copy of this book from a small bookstore in Beirut close to AUB. I was about to checkout with it until the shopowner reached to the bottom of the stack and got me a signed copy by Fisk himself. I beat the author to the Middle East by a couple years, but he has been able to maintain his influence here for decades and he offers some of the most prescient analyses of the country. His books are necessary reading for Middle Eastern students. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-05-23

Table of Contents

(to be confirmed)1. Sepia Pictures on a Wall2. The Keys of Palestine3. The Pied Piper of Damascus4. The Garden of Earthly Delights5. The Gentleman from Majayoun6. Let Them Come7. No White Flags8. The Gravedigger's Diary9. Surgical Precision10. Dawn at Midnight11. Terrorists12. Pandora's Box13. The Root14. Beirut Sddio15. The Retreat16. Wait for Me

Editorial Reviews

`Robert Fisk's poetically written Pity the Nation not only covers his experience of the war, but also digs for the heart of Lebanon.'Jeremy Atiyah, Sunday Telegraph