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by Samir Kassir
- 627 PAGES
Widely regarded as the definitive history of Beirut, this eloquent panorama of a city at the crossroads of civilizations was the last work completed by Kassir before his assassination in 2005. Kassir was one of the leading voices for peaceful, progressive change in the Middle East as well as a journalist, professor and cofounder of the Democratic Left Movement in Lebanon. Here, he has synthesized the complete history of his hometown from ancient to modern times and captured the complex politics, changes and identity of Lebanon's vibrant capital city.