By Tim Llewellyn
Sitting on the heart of the war-torn center East, Lebanon turns out forever close to difficulty. yet what's the nation all approximately? Why has this tiny, fertile Mediterranean country--smaller than the country of Connecticut--become an international image of violence and chaos, capable of impression the superpowers? and the way have the Lebanese been capable of thrive as a society and tradition in the course of such strife?
In Spirit of the Phoenix: Understanding Beirut and the folk of Lebanon veteran journalist Tim Llewellyn appears 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 struggle, he seeks out the essence of this diversified, risky, interesting 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, clergymen, refugees, warlords, and gangsters to awaken the cacophony of narratives, cultures, and thoughts that resound during the country,
Combining oral background, 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 clothier 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 push many times from the ashes yet by no means in a position to break out their warring buddies and the violence in their region.
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