Wednesday, February 22, 2012
#7: "The Great War for Civilisation" by Robert Fisk
Probably the strongest and most important book that I've read about the Middle East. Clocking in at well over a thousand pages, it's not going to be for everyone, but it's worth the work. Fisk has had a front-row seat to just about every regional development since the 1970s, so these are the stories of a witness rather than a historian. Recommended without reservation -- this is excellent.