Come With Me From Lebanon

Come With Me From Lebanon

An American Family Odyssey

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
Ann Kerr’s is a personal account of an American family during the most tumultuous years of Beirut’s political strife. It begins with the tragic assassination of her husband Malcolm Kerr, one of the most respected scholars of Middle East studies, in 1984, seventeen months after he became president of the American University of Beirut. She retraces in detail the events that brought them to the Middle East, and reaches back into her childhood to describe a lifelong affinity for Lebanon. For a young American woman caring for a family in Lebanon and Egypt, life was like nothing she had ever known, but Ann Kerr approached it with a sense of adventure, which would help her deal with the beauty, chaos, and the ultimate horror of life during the country’s most volatile years of the last three decades. The personal saga of her family and the events surrounding her husband’s untimely death merge with the political episodes that have shaped U.S.-Arab relations since World War II.

Book News
A personal account of an American family during the years of Beirut's political strife. Kerr begins with the assassination of her husband, president of the American University of Beirut, in 1984, and retraces the events that brought them to the Middle East. She describes her studies at the university in Beirut, raising a family in Lebanon and Egypt, and the conflicting women's roles in the US and the Middle East. Of interest to Middle East and women's studies scholars, and general readers. Includes b&w photos. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Syracuse, NY : Syracuse University Press, c1994
Edition: 1st. ed
ISBN: 9780815602989
0815602987
Characteristics: xxi, 322 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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