Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon

byRobert Fisk

Paperback | October 24, 2002

Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon by Robert Fisk
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With the Israeli-Palestinian crisis reaching wartime levels, where is the latest confrontation between these two old foes leading? Robert Fisks explosive Pity the Nation recounts Sharon and Arafats first deadly encounter in Lebanon in the early 1980s and explains why the IsraelPalestine relationship seems so intractable. A remarkable combination of war reporting and analysis by an author who has witnessed the carnage of Beirut for twenty-five years, Fisk, the first journalist to whom bin Laden announced his jihad against the U.S., is one of the world's most fearless and honored foreign correspondents. He spares no one in this saga of the civil war and subsequent Israeli invasion: the PLO, whose thuggish behavior alienated most Lebanese; the various Lebanese factions, whose appalling brutality spared no one; the Syrians, who supported first the Christians and then the Muslims in their attempt to control Lebanon; and the Israelis, who tried to install their own puppets and, with their 1982 invasion, committed massive war crimes of their own. It includes a moving finale that recounts the travails of Fisks friend Terry Anderson who was kidnapped by Hezbollah and spent 2,454 days in captivity. Fully updated to include the Israeli withdrawl from south Lebanon and Ariel Sharon's electoral victory over Ehud Barak, this edition has sixty pages of new material and a new preface. Robert Fisks enormous book about Lebanons desperate travails is one of the most distinguished in recent times.

Robert Fisk is Middle East Correspondent of the Independent, based in Beirut.
Title:Pity the Nation: The Abduction of LebanonFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:752 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 2 inShipping dimensions:752 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 2 inPublished:October 24, 2002Publisher:PublicaffairsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1560254424

ISBN - 13:9781560254423

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