By Tim Llewellyn
Sitting on the middle of the war-torn center East, Lebanon turns out forever close to concern. yet what's the nation all approximately? Why has this tiny, fertile Mediterranean country--smaller than the nation of Connecticut--become a global image of violence and chaos, capable of effect the superpowers? and the way have the Lebanese been in a position to thrive as a society and tradition in the middle of such strife?
In Spirit of the Phoenix: Understanding Beirut and the folks of Lebanon veteran journalist Tim Llewellyn seems to the folks themselves for the solutions. Wandering the geographical region, the cities, and the streets of Beirut, the place he lived in the course of the country's civil battle, he seeks out the essence of this assorted, risky, attention-grabbing land the place many hint their ancestry to the traditional Phoenicians. The Druze, the Maronites, the Shia, Sunnis, Armenians, Alawites—Llewellyn encounters all of them, speaking with footsoldiers, monks, refugees, warlords, and gangsters to awaken the cacophony of narratives, cultures, and thoughts that resound in the course of the country,
Combining oral heritage, research, and private observations, Llewellyn creates a residing portrait of a humans and celebrates the resilience, resourcefulness, and spirit that unite the Lebanese from the Hezbollah heartlands to Beirut's dressmaker shops. Spirit of the Phoenix provides an advent to the country's fractious politics and an unforgettable exam of an irrepressible humans capable of upward thrust repeatedly from the ashes yet by no means in a position to break out their warring associates and the violence in their region.
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