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Author Glass, Charles, 1951-

Title The tribes triumphant : return journey to the Middle East / Charles Glass.

Published London : HarperPress, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  915.60454 GLAS    AVAILABLE
Physical description 472 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-458) and index.
Summary "In 1987 Charles Glass was kidnapped by Shiite gunmen in Lebanon, putting an end to his journey from Alexandretta in southern Turkey to Aqaba on the Red Sea. Fourteen years later he returned to the Levant to complete the trip." "Embarking by sea in the shadow of the attacks on the United States in September 2001, he arrives in Aqaba to make his way through Jordan, Israel, the occupied territories and Syria back to the spot on the coast road south of Beirut where he was seized. Along the way, his observations and reflections on political violence, the enduring legacy of tribalism and the futility of foreign intervention animate this account. He meets politicians, actors, prostitutes, warlords, settlers, scholars, writers and workers to paint a portrait of a diverse and enchanting land that has been at war with itself since Lawrence of Arabia and the British Army ended Ottoman rule in the Levant." "Once again his journey is interrupted - this time when he resumes work as a television correspondent covering the American invasion of Iraq. When he picks up his travels in Syria and Lebanon, he finds two countries deeply affected by the occupation of Iraq. While the Allied military presence in the region claims to offer hoep to those who desire change, it terrifies those who fear that the chaos the Americans introduced to Iraq will spill over the borders to Syria and reignite war in Lebanon."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Glass, Charles, 1951- -- Travel -- Middle East.
Middle East -- Description and travel.
Middle East -- Politics and government.
Middle East -- Civilization.
Middle East -- Social life and customs.
Middle East -- History -- 1979-
Standard Number 9780007131624
ISBN 0007131623 (hbk.)