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The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East

The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East

By Robert Fisk

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Rarely have first-hand reporting and history been so powerfully combined than in Robert Fisk's epic story of politics and betrayal in the Middle East. As his narrative of bloodshed and conflict unfolds in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Algeria, Israel, Palestine, and other battlefields, the carnage of September 11th, 2001, and the increasingly difficult war in Iraq take on a new and deeper...

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 May 02 2011
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Narration includes Middle Eastern names and place names.
Robert Fisk received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Trinity College, Dublin and was The Times's (London) Belfast correspondent from 1971-1975 and its Middle East correspondent from 1976-1987. Currently based in Beirut as Middle East Correspondent for The Independent, he has lived in the Middle East for almost three decades and holds more British and international journalism awards than any other foreign correspondent. His last book, Pity the Nation, a history of the war in Lebanon, was published to great acclaim.

Robert Fisk is one of the most highly decorated foreign correspondents in the world. His citations include: the United Nations Press Award in 1986; the British International Journalist of the Year award seven times, most recently in 1996; the John Hopkins SIAS-CIBA prize for international journalism in 1996; the Amnesty International UK Press Awards in 1998 for his reports from Algeria and in 2000 for his articles on Yugoslavia; and the Martha Gellhorn and European International Journalist of the Year awards in 2003 for his coverage of Iraq. 

Fisk is the Middle East correspondent for The Independent and his articles run in numerous print and on-line publications all over the globe. He has written for The Nation and The New York Review of Books and was Belfast correspondent (1971-1975) and Middle East correspondent (1976-1987) for The Times (London). 

Fisk has been covering the Middle East for the last thirty years and is one of the most experienced and respected journalists in his field. He has reported on everything from the Iranian revolution to the Iran-Iraq War, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the Beirut hostage crisis (as one of the only two Western journalists there), the Algerian civil war to the Persian Gulf War, and the conflicts in Northern Ireland, Yugoslavia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. He is currently reporting on the war in Iraq, frequently from Baghdad. 

The time is ripe for a book that addresses, accurately and without bias, the full complexity of recent political history in the Middle East. There's a significant audience out there that wants to know how and why events have developed the way they have. Few people in the world are as qualified as Fisk to write such a book.