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The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by [Fisk, Robert]
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The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East UK ed. Edition, Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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‘Brilliant…this powerfully-written book is filled with accounts of horror, pain and injustice. His triumph is that he has turned a slightly dubious and over-romanticised craft into a honorable vocation.’ Independent

‘His forte is straight reporting, such as his three interviews with Osama bin Laden. At least as good are his meetings with Saddam Hussein, Khomeini and Sadeq Khalkhali, the hanging judge of the Iranian revolution, and his close-ups of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the launch of Saddam's war against Iran, an ambush by Islamists of an Algerian police patrol, and a lift into trouble in an Apache attack helicopter on the Iraq/Turkey border.’ Guardian

‘A stimulating and absorbing book, by a man who speaks Arabic, who has known the region better than most, and has met the leading players, from Bin Laden to Ahmad Chalabi. A formidable production.’ New York Times

‘Full of furious, vivid and highly personalised writing…An important book by an intrepid and talented writer.’ Literary Review

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Robert Fisk’s bestselling eyewitness account of the events that have shaped the Middle East is alive with vivid reporting and incisive historical analysis.

The history of the Middle East is an epic story of tragedy, betrayal and world-shaking events. It is a story that Robert Fisk has been reporting for over thirty years. His masterful narrative spans the most volatile regions of the Middle East, chronicling with both rage and compassion the death by deceit of tens of thousands of Muslims, Christians and Jews.

Robert Fisk’s remarkable history is also the tale of a journalist at war – learning of the 9/11 attacks while aboard a passenger jet, reporting from a bombed-out Baghdad, interviewing Osama bin Laden – and of the courage and frustration of a life spent writing the first draft of history.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3104 KB
  • Print Length: 1397 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate; UK ed. edition (5 June 2014)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K4Q3HY6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #65,205 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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OhCaptainMyCaptain
5.0 out of 5 starsBest book about the Middle East, not even close
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5.0 out of 5 starsand his disgust with an increasingly craven and partisan news media
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5.0 out of 5 starsTruthful Reporting at its heroic best.
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5.0 out of 5 starsIt presents a fascinating insight into Middle Eastern history.
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