A Personal and Political Journey Through Beirut, April/May, 1977

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Amidst the Lebanese Civil War in 1977 the author was delivered to an indigenous,bomb-damaged hotel on the Green Line, the dividing line in war-torn Beirut, where he lodged for nearly two weeks. Daily, and nightly, he traversed between West and East Beirut, met with the indomitable inhabitants of that exotic metropolis, and engaged in one incident and revelatory moment after another. More

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Review by: Rami Zeidan on Dec. 9, 2012 :
A truly captivating story that encompasses philosophical inquisition about the human condition in the setting of the Lebanese Civil War. Hotel Rivoli, located in the militarized Green Line Zone which separates East and West Beirut, is a symbolic centerpiece that defines the peculiar physical and political position of LaRocque. LaRocque's people skills allow him to bypass the often introverted demeanor of victims of war. It is through these conversations that one observes the resiliency of the human race.

As a Lebanese national myself, it was enjoyable reading about the different political attitudes and allegiances that LaRocque's characters had at that time - a time of civil strife. It is refreshing to know that today, while there remains to be tensions between political and religious groups, they are generally resolved with words rather than with blood.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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