Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe
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Published By Verso Books
ISBN : 9781784785161
Category : Middle East
Format : Paperback
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“Tells us more about the reality of Syria and its future than could be gained from any other single source.” – Patrick Cockburn (from the foreword)

“More than ever in the era of 24-hour sound-bite news, events demand the long view if they are to be explicable. With his deep experience of the Levant, that is exactly what Charlie Glass offers the student of the Middle East in this timely, elegant and penetrating study of turmoil that has reshaped the region.” – Alan Cowell, former Middle East Bureau Chief, The New York Times

“If news moves fast, assessments have not, which is one reason why we should all read Syria Burning … [But] there is another, better reason to read this book. Glass has been traveling in and writing about the Middle East since the 1980s … His view on how the conflict has escalated and why it has not taken the turns many others anticipated make for enlightening reading.” – Observer

“Read Syria Burning to understand why the Assad regime was uniquely prepared and determined to resist the winds of change, even if the war doubtless marks the end of a century of post-Ottoman history.” – Jonathan Randal, author of The Tragedy of Lebanon

“Cutting through the misrepresentation that plagues most media coverage of the region, Glass clearly explains the current conflict, drawing on his extensive reporting experience in Syria.” – In These Times

Charles Glass is an author, journalist and broadcaster, who specializes in the Middle East. He made headlines when taken hostage for 62 days in Lebanon by Shi'a militants in 1987, while writing a book during his time as ABC's News chief Middle East correspondent. He writes regularly for the New York Review of Books, Harper's, the London Review of Books and The Spectator. He is the author of Tribes with Flags, Money for Old Rope, The Tribes Triumphant, The Northern Front, Americans in Paris and Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II.

 



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