Tragedy of Lebanon
Tragedy of Lebanon

Tragedy of Lebanon

Christian Warlords, Israeli Adventurers, and American Bunglers


338 Pages, 6 x 9

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Paperback, $21.99 (CA $23.99) (US $21.99)

Publication Date: May 2012

ISBN 9781935982166


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The Tragedy of Lebanon is a reissue of Jonathan Randal's acclaimed 1983 study of the rightwing Christian militias in Lebanon that in 1975 plunged the country into a decades-long cycle of war and civil conflict. For this 2012 reissue of the book, Randal added a piercing new Preface reflecting on the meaning of those events, both then and today. As the Senior Foreign Correspondent of The Washington Post, Randal covered Lebanon intensively from 1974 through 1983, having already reported from Vietnam and several other war zones. The Tragedy of Lebanon shows his powers of observation, astute analysis, and storytelling at their very best.

Author Biography

Jonathan Randal had a long and distinguished career as a foreign correspondent for a number of great U.S. newspapers, culminating in appointments with The New York Times and The Washington Post. As the Post's senior foreign correspondent, he reported from numerous war zones, including Vietnam, Eritrea, Iran, and Lebanon. His other works include books on the plight of the Iraqi Kurds and on Osama Bin Laden.