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Syria Burning by Charles Glass
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Mar 22, 2016 | ISBN 9781784785161

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“Tells us more about the reality of Syria and its future than could be gained from any other single source.”
—Patrick Cockburn, from the foreword

“More than ever in the era of 24-hour sound-bite news, events demand the long view if they are to be explicable. With his deep experience of the Levant, that is exactly what Charlie Glass offers the student of the Middle East in this timely, elegant and penetrating study of turmoil that has reshaped the region.”
—Alan Cowell, former Middle East Bureau Chief, New York Times

“If news moves fast, assessments have not, which is one reason why we should all read Syria Burning … [But] there is another, better reason to read this book. Glass has been traveling in and writing about the Middle East since the 1980s … his view on how the conflict has escalated and why it has not taken the turns many others anticipated make for enlightening reading.”
The Observer

“Read Syria Burning to understand why the Assad regime was uniquely prepared and determined to resist the winds of change, even if the war doubtless marks the end of a century of post-Ottoman history.”
—Jonathan Randal, author of The Tragedy of Lebanon

“Cutting through the misrepresentation that plagues most media coverage of the region, Glass clearly explains the current conflict, drawing on his extensive reporting experience in Syria.
In These Times

“Glass offers a brief but necessary look at the country’s past.”
History News Network

“Glass has tackled an enormously complex war and its context … If we learned and took to the heart the history outlined in Syria Burning, perhaps we wouldn’t repeat it.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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