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Robert Frisk

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Best-selling author and journalist Robert Frisk, based in Beirut as Middle East Correspondent of The Independent, has lived in the Middle-East for almost three decades and holds more British and international journalism awards than any other foreign correspondent. His last book, Pity the Nation, a history of the Lebanon war, was published to great critical acclaim. Fisk, who has met Osama bin Laden three times, has been on the battlefront of the Middle East’s conflict for 28 years and his devastating accounts of human suffering are now read around the world. Rarely have first hand reporting and history been so powerfully combined than in Frisk’s The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East, and epic story of tragedy and betrayal in the Middle East. As his narrative of bloodshead and cruelty unfolds in Iraq, Afghanistan, Algeria, Iran, Palestine and other battlefields, the carnage of 9/11 and the overthrow of Saddam’s brutal reime take on a new and frightening meaning.

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