The ghosts of Martyrs Square: an eyewitness account of Lebenon's life struggle
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New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
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NOT SINCE THOMAS FRIEDMAN’SFROM BEIRUT TO JERUSALEM IN 1989 HAS A JOURNALIST OFFERED SUCH A POIGNANT AND PASSIONATE PORTRAIT OF LEBANON—A UNIQUELY PLURALIST ARAB COUNTRY STRUGGLING TO DEFEND ITS VIABILITY IN A TURBULENT AND TREACHEROUS MIDDLE EAST.Michael Young, who was taken to Lebanon at age seven by his Lebanese mother after the death of his American father and who has worked most of his career as a journalist there for American publications, brings to life a country in the crossfire of invasions, war, domestic division, incessant sectarian scheming, and often living in fear of its neighbors. Young knows or has known many of the players, politicians, writers, and religious leaders.A country riven by domestic tensions that have often resulted in assassinations, under the considerable sway of Hezbollah (in alliance with Iran and Syria), frequently set upon by Israel and Syria, nearly destroyed by civil war, Lebanon remains an exception among Arab countries because it is a place where liberal instincts and tolerance struggle to stay alive.An important and enduring symbol, Lebanon was once the outstanding example of an (almost) democratic society in an inhospitable, dangerous region—a laboratory both for modernity and violence, as a Lebanese intellectual who was later assassinated once put it.Young relates the growing tension between a domineering Syria and a Lebanese opposition in which charismatic leader and politician Rafiq al-Hariri was assassinated and the Independence Intifada—the Cedar Revolution—broke out. His searing account of his country’s confrontation with its domestic and regional demons is one of hope found and possibly lost. In this stunning narrative, Young tells us what might have been his country’s history, and what it may yet be.
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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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xxxi, 295 pages : map ; 25 cm.
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English
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1416598626, 9781416598626

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-282) and index.
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Young's book is a personal memoir of the post-2005 period in Lebanon, when the Cedar Revolution led to the pullout of the Syrian army from the country, kicking off a protracted period of domestic tension, invasions, civil war, assassinations, huge rallies, secret meetings, incessant scheming, and fear.
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Young, M. (2010). The ghosts of Martyrs Square: an eyewitness account of Lebenon's life struggle. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Young, Michael. 2010. The Ghosts of Martyrs Square: An Eyewitness Account of Lebenon's Life Struggle. New York: Simon & Schuster.

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Young, Michael, The Ghosts of Martyrs Square: An Eyewitness Account of Lebenon's Life Struggle. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010.

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Young, Michael. The Ghosts of Martyrs Square: An Eyewitness Account of Lebenon's Life Struggle. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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