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From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas L. Friedman
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Apr 11, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: history, middle-east

This was a really good book. The first section, about Lebanon and Israel's involvement in Beirut, is really excellent. The second half, about Jerusalem, is ok, but Friedman seemed to lose some of his steam there. It's as if the subject of the Israel-Palestinian conflict doesn't interest him as much as Beirut. After reading the first part, you get a pretty good understanding of the issues in Beirut, at least as Friedman experienced them, but the second half is more vague. It's more about opinion than history or events. That's my impression anyway. This book will probably be best enjoyed if you have some knowledge about the history of the conflict before diving in.
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Reading Progress

April 11, 2012 – Started Reading
April 11, 2012 – Shelved
April 11, 2012 –
page 49
8.06%
April 11, 2012 –
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8.06% "After just the first two chapters, I can tell that this is going to be a good book, which is very good, since I need to finish reading it in a day and a half."
April 13, 2012 –
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April 13, 2012 –
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57.89%
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April 18, 2012 –
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April 22, 2012 –
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May 11, 2012 – Finished Reading
March 27, 2013 – Shelved as: history
March 22, 2017 – Shelved as: middle-east

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Elviza Any good?


Bradley Farless After reading the first two chapters, it seems like it's going to be a very good read. I have to finish it by day after tomorrow. I'll let you know. =)


Bradley Farless Haven't managed to finish it yet. Things kept coming up and I'm behind on this goal...


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