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War in the Middle East

By Wilborn R. Hampton
Illustrated by Various

"Immediate and accessible. . . .The best volume yet for readers wanting to learn about this region that affects the whole world." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

In 1970, when the Jordanian civil war known as Black September began, U.P.I. correspondent Wilborn Hampton was sent to report on unfolding events. Holed up in the InterContinental Hotel and caught in the crossfire, he managed to get the story out. Three years later, dispatched to Israel to cover the Yom Kippur War, the reporter took it on himself to drive to the front lines. Now the acclaimed author of Kennedy Assassinated!, Meltdown, and September 11, 2001, relays his on-the-spot experiences covering two pivotal wars, while offering readers a clear, balanced overview of the issues that have plagued the Middle East for decades and continue to this day. Back matter includes a bibliography and an index.

  • Garnered two starred reviews and was named a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age
  • A celebrated veteran reporter
  • A clear, detailed, and thoughtful consideration of the modern history and politics of the Middle East

About the author

Wilborn Hampton began working as a reporter at U.P.I. in 1963 and has more recently worked as an editor and critic at the New York Times.

ISBN: 9780763643768
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2010
Dimensions: 190 x 228mm, 128pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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