AAA Reply to on 27 July 2018
|Perhaps the best book in print that chronicles the recent history of this most complex and violent regions of the world. The author has not only mastered the facts and events of both geography and history that shaped the region and its people, but understood better than anybody I read, the nuances of its cultures and the psychology of the peoples who live there. Having lived in this part of the world for some 35 years, I could hear the truth and empathetic detachment in his words.
I have read through this book once, but I am sure will return to it time and again to seek answers to some of the most perplexing series of crises that befalls that part of the world, and continue to impact us all.