Steel & Silk: Men and Women who Shaped Syria 1900-2000
Detailed insight into the men and women who have participated in Syrian life from 1900-2000. Includes profiles of political leaders, educators, administrators, activists, and cultural figures. Puts faces and names on an intriguing history that normally is discussed only in generalities. This book provides insight into the dimensions of a national struggle, a struggle similar to that which is now taking place in Iraq. (Since Syria and Lebanon were the same country under the Ottomans, Lebanese figures are included until 1920.) This book is a must for scholars, journalists, and anyone who wants to understand how historical movements exist in the lives of individual men and women.
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