War in the Middle East by Wilborn Hampton
A Reporter's Story: Black September and the Yom Kippur War

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An award-winning journalist offers a reporter’s-eye view of the Middle East conflict, from Black September to the Yom Kippur War to events of the present day.

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.

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Wilborn Hampton is the author of KENNEDY ASSASSINATED!, MELTDOWN, and SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. He 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. He lives in New York.
Published August 28, 2007 by Candlewick. 128 pages
Genres: History, War, Children's Books, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A superb prologue traces the history of the region from biblical times to the origins of the state of Israel, the Six-Day War in 1967 and on to the modern-day rise in hijackings, kidnappings and terrorist attacks.

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“Of all the tragedies the twenty-first century inherited from the twentieth,” writes veteran UPI reporter and NYT editor Hampton, “none is more complicated or poses a greater danger to the rest of the world than that of the Middle East.” Told in first person, 29-year-old Hampton is sent to Beirut...

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