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111101 - References -Memoirs Testimonies
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Memoirs and Testimonies english[29] show all languages
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Den of Lions : Memoirs of Seven Years
Terry Anderson
Mass Market Paperback Reprint edition 1994
Terry Anderson, the Associated Press correspondent tells his memoirs of physical and psychological deprivation and hardship during the 7 years as a hostage of Hezbollah.
Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982
Mahmoud Darwish
The University of California Press 1982
Account of the 1982 Israeli invasion. And of an agony in which time itself is the subject of meditation.
Besieged : A Doctor's Story of Life and Death in Beirut
Christopher Giannou
Olive Branch Press 1991
Giannou's account of his later years (1985-1988) at a Palestine Red Crescent facility in Beirut's Shatila refugee camp as a surgeon, where he witnessed atrocities by the Israeli Defense Forces during their military action.
The Root : The Marines in Beirut, August 1982-February 1984
Eric Hammel (Introduction)
Pacifica Military History 1993
A 'detailed account of individual rescue effort, with an emphasis on the August through October 1983 period" written from the viewpoint of the Marines who fought in Beirut.
From Israel to Damascus
Robert Hatem
Pride International Publications Inc. 1999
The author of this book known as Cobra, now a political refugee in France, brakes 'the code of silence about the unacceptable, the world of tragedy, corruption, crime and darkness under which Lebanon exists today' through the story of Elie Hobeika -whose bodyguard he used to be- and his rise to power in the Lebanese government.
My war diary : Lebanon June 5-July 1, 1982
Dov Irmiya
South End Press 1984
The author -a lieutenant colonel in the Israeli Defense Forces- tells about what he saw of he effects of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon on the civilian population.
Bound to Forgive. The Pilgrimage to Reconciliation of a Beirut Hostage
Lawrence Martin Jenco
Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame 1995
Martin Jenco tells his memories as a hostage of Shiite Muslims for 19 months in Beirut, through events, circumstances, and people, 'intertwining his own struggle with loving the unlove-able and forgiving those who captured and tortured him'.
Women of Lebanon: Interviews With Champions for Peace
Nelda Lateef
McFarland & Co 1997
Interviews with 42 Lebanese women - from arts and literature, education, government, law, social work, the media, business and medicine - who, despite seventeen years of civil war, successfully protected their natural heritage and helped to restore order within their society.
For Brian's sake: the story of the Keenan sisters
Anne Maguire
Blackstaff Press 1991 (1st ed.)
A record of the achievement of the two sisters of Brian Keenan who was taken hostage in Beirut in 1986, in having their brother released after four and a half years.
Beirut Fragments: A War Memoir
Jean-Said Makdissi
Persea Books 1990
Beirut Fragments is a personal portrait of life in a torn city -Beirut- during 15 years of the civil war in Lebanon, 1975-1990.
Out of Place: A Memoir
Edward Said
Vintage Books 1999
Said's memoirs are powerfully informed by his sense of 'always being out of place' personally, geographically, and linguistically.
Beirut God's Boot Camp
Thomas M. Iannucci
Publish America Inc. 2002
The true account of the time of a young U.S. Marine in Beirut -" one of the most hostile cities in the world, during one of its most tumultuous times, in the mid to late 1980’s"- at his new post: The U.S. Embassy.
Children of the Roojme : A Family's Journey from Lebanon
Elmaz Abinader
University of Wisconsin 1997 (reprint ed.)
Lyrical memoir of the author's Lebanese-American family: their story from the mountains of Lebanon and their emigration to western Pennsylvania: the abandonment of centuries-old villages, and the New World conflict between cultural tradition and assimilation, while also telling about those left behind in Lebanon.
A Parish of Rich Women
James Buchan
Merle Collins, Marlowe & Company; 1998 (reprint ed.)
A young British journalist comes back to England after an assignment in Lebanon but decides to return to Lebanon now under siege by the Israeli army after being disappointed with "his friends and their aimless world of chatter and heroin". "Two societies at the point of collapse: England clinging desperately to the wreckage of its history and Beirut under bombardment".
Between Extremes
John McCarthy, Brian Keenan
Black Swan 2000
The authors, -Irish poet and writer Keenan and British journalist McCarthy-, who spent four years in a Beirut prison together, wrote separate accounts of their shared incarceration.
Nadia, Captive of Hope: Memoir of an Arab Woman
Fay Afaf Kanafani
Sharpe, M.e., Inc., 1998
Fay Afaf Kanafani's autobiography as an Arab Muslim woman born in Beirut in 1918: experiences in Lebanon and Palestine from World War I to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982.
Lebanon: Four Journeys to the Past
Roseanne Saad Khalaf
Dar An-Nahar 1998
"Travelogues, autobiography and history into four short stories. From the bleak present and the gloomy depths of the [Lebanese] Civil War (1975-90), the author reminisces about the "beauty, magic, mystery," and the "enchantment" of Lebanon."
A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return
Zeina Abirached
Graphic Universe 2012
Born in Lebanon in 1981, Zeina recounts her childhood memories of the civil war –started 6 years before she was born– portraying the strength of family and community.
I Remember Beirut
Zeina Abirached
Graphic Universe 2014
The author’s childhood and adolescence memories in war-torn Beirut, until she left Lebanon in 2006, are marked with constant fear and hard life, but also with happy moments that helped to forget the raging war.
The Locust and the Bird: My Mother’s Story
Hanan el-Sheikh
Bloomsbury Publ. 2009
In this memoir, the author relates the extraordinary life of her mother.
Beirut, I Love You: A Memoir
Zeina el-Khalil
Saqi 2009
Young Zena and her best friend Maya try to make sense of their lives amidst the craziness of Lebanon’s war, grief and love affairs, husband hunting and cosmetic surgery.
Because They Hate
Brigitte Gabriel
St. Martin’s Press 2006
Through her personal memoirs of her childhood when her village in South Lebanon was attacked by Muslim fundamentalists in 1975, the author describes the Lebanese civil war as the first front of what would later become the worldwide djihad, and blames the west for their ignorance and lack of understanding of the Middle-East depicting the historical, social, and religious aspects that resulted in this major critical conflict.
Groceryman: The Hamadys of Flint Michigan and the American Dream
Robert Lee Hamady
Planigale Press 2013
The story of the Hamady Druze family who left Lebanon in 1908 and built a family business in America, told by the patriarch’s grandson.
Beirut, Beirut
Sonallah Ibrahim
Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publ. 2014
The author relates his experience of the civil war in Lebanon during a visit made to Beirut in November 1980, describing the chaos and the violence, but also life and love.
Amin Maalouf
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008
A study of Lebanese culture and politics through a story set in the last quarter of the 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th in the mountains of Lebanon and in Havana, Cuba, recounting the saga of the author’s family.
A World I Loved: The Story of an Arab Woman
Wadad Makdisi Cortas
Nation Books 2009
Wadad Makdisi Cortas describes her experience of the events in the Middle East in the 20th century, including the French mandate, and her dedication towards an Arab identity based on religious tolerance and towards the education of women, until the “Palestine question,” Western interference, sectarian and religious division and civil war contributed to ruining her hopes and her country.
Bareed Mista3jil
Ciel 2009
A collection of true stories by Lebanese lesbians, bisexuals, and transsexuals.
House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East
Anthony Shadid
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012
This war correspondent restores his spirit by rebuilding his home and relating his family’s flight from Lebanon to America, while describing war and exile, and yearning for home.
Bye-Bye Babylon: Beirut 1975-79
Lamia Ziadé
Interlink Graphic 2010
A unique graphic memoir of a terrible war.
My American Bride: a Tale of Love and War
Elie A. Salem
Quartet Books 2008
The author tells about his American wife whom he met in the USA, and who came with him to Lebanon where she stood by his side throughout his successful career, until she died.
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