Syria: Descent Into The Abyss: An unforgettable anthology of contemporary reportage by Patrick Cockburn

Syria: Descent Into The Abyss: An unforgettable anthology of contemporary reportage

byPatrick Cockburn, Robert Fisk, Kim Sengupta

Kobo ebook | August 29, 2014

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This remarkable anthology of reportage chronicles more than three years of spiralling violence and despair in Syria: atrocity heaped upon atrocity, misery upon misery, and all - so far - to no avail. No faction is without blood on its hands; no crime, from torture to poison gas , has been deemed taboo. The dead are too numerous to count : the UN mid-2014 figure of 190,000 is one of the more conservative estimates. As for the living, close to 3 million refugees have fled Syria, with millions more internally displaced.

How did we come to this? There is no better way to answer this question than to revisit The Independent's published accounts of the unfolding tragedy. Spearheaded by peerless and profoundly experienced correspondents such as Patrick Cockburn, Robert Fisk, Kim Sengupta, our coverage has led the world in its fearlessness and insight.

Syria's tragedy is not yet over . Perhaps it has not even reached its final act. One day, however, historians will ask themselves how an ancient and proud civilisation was reduced to ruins, a century-old regional settlement reduced to irrelevance and a generation of innocent civilians condemned to live in a vicious, desolate war-zone. When they do so, the testimony and analysis in this volume could provide a valuable starting-point.

Title:Syria: Descent Into The Abyss: An unforgettable anthology of contemporary reportageFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 29, 2014Publisher:Independent Print LimitedLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compulsory reading If you need the to understand the tragedy and fiasco that the fate of the Syrian people has become at the hands of both it's leaders and foreign designs - this book is the best and most up-to-date. Pity the innocents and deplore the mendaciousness of world leaders!
Date published: 2015-03-10