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House of Stone A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East

"In the summer of 2006, racing through Lebanon to report on the Israeli invasion, Anthony Shadid found himself in his family's ancestral hometown of Marjayoun. There, he discovered his great-grandfather's once magnificnet estate in near ruins, devastated by war. One year later, Shadid returned to Marjayounn not to chronicle the violence, but to rebuild in its wake."--back cover.

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  • "House of stone"@it
  • "House of stone"@pl
  • "家園、家庭與消逝中東的回憶"
  • "Jia yuan jia ting yu xiao shi zhong dong de hui yi"
  • "Jia yuan, jia ting yu xiao shi Zhong Dong de hui yi"
  • "家園家庭與消逝中東的回憶"

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  • "In 2006, Shadid, an Arab-American raised in Oklahoma, was covering Israel's attack on Lebanon when he heard that an Israeli rocket had crashed into the house his great-grandfather built, his family's ancestral home. Not long after, Shadid (who had covered three wars in the Middle East) realized that he had lost his passion for a region that had lost its soul. He had seen too much violence and death; his career had destroyed his marriage. Seeking renewal, he set out to rebuild the house that held his family's past in the town they had helped settle long ago. Although the course of the reconstruction is complicated by craftsmen with too much personality, squabbles with his extended family, and Lebanon's political strife, Shadid is restored along with the house and finds that his understanding of the Middle East, which he had known chiefly in wartime, has been deepened by his immersion in smalltown life. Coming to terms with his family's emigrant experience and their town's history, the "homeless" Shadid finds home and comes to understand the emotions behind the turbulence of the Middle East. In a moving epilogue, Shadid describes returning to this house after a nearly disastrous week as a prisoner of war in Libya along with the first visit of his daughter. Shadid brings to life unforgettable characters who lives help explain not just the modern Middle East but the legacy of those who have survived generations of war. He flashes back to his family's loss of home, their suffering during their country's dark days, and their experiences as newcomers in Oklahoma. This is a book about what propels the Middle East's rage, loss of home, and what it must examine and re-find, the sense of shared community."
  • ""Anthony Shadid, potomek Isbera wychowany w Ameryce, wraca do Mardż Ujun, by odrestaurować bajt sitti, dom babci, zrujnowany w czasie wojen, które wyniszczyły Liban. Ten trwający ponad rok proces staje się okazją do snucia opowieści o historii rodziny, a przede wszystkim o złotych czasach Bliskiego Wschodu. Kamienny dom to wypełniony nostalgią, ironią i humorem hymn dla Lewantu, jego odchodzących obyczajów oraz kultury, a jednocześnie wyjątkowe wprowadzenie w zawiłą historie Libanu"-- P. 4 of cover."
  • ""In the summer of 2006, racing through Lebanon to report on the Israeli invasion, Anthony Shadid found himself in his family's ancestral hometown of Marjayoun. There, he discovered his great-grandfather's once magnificnet estate in near ruins, devastated by war. One year later, Shadid returned to Marjayounn not to chronicle the violence, but to rebuild in its wake."--back cover."@en
  • ""In 2006, Shadid, an Arab-American raised in Oklahoma, was covering Israel's attack on Lebanon when he heard that an Israeli rocket had crashed into the house his great-grandfather built, his family's ancestral home. Not long after, Shadid (who had covered three wars in the Middle East) realized that he had lost his passion for a region that had lost its soul. He had seen too much violence and death; his career had destroyed his marriage. Seeking renewal, he set out to rebuild the house that held his family's past in the town they had helped settle long ago. Although the course of the reconstruction is complicated by craftsmen with too much personality, squabbles with his extended family, and Lebanon's political strife, Shadid is restored along with the house and finds that his understanding of the Middle East, which he had known chiefly in wartime, has been deepened by his immersion in smalltown life. Coming to terms with his family's emigrant experience and their town's history, the "homeless" Shadid finds home and comes to understand the emotions behind the turbulence of the Middle East. In a moving epilogue, Shadid describes returning to this house after a nearly disastrous week as a prisoner of war in Libya along with the first visit of his daughter. Combining the human interest of The Bookseller of Kabul and Three Cups of Tea with the light touch of an expert determined, first, to tell a story, Shadid tells the story of a reconstruction effort that would have sent Frances Mayes to a psychiatric hospital as he brings to life unforgettable characters who lives help explain not just the modern Middle East but the legacy of those who have survived generations of war. He flashes back to his family's loss of home, their suffering during their country's dark days, and their experiences as newcomers in Oklahoma. This is a book about what propels the Middle East's rage, loss of home, and what it must examine and re-find, the sense of shared community. Far surpassing the usual reporter's "tour of duty," books, House of Stone is more humane and compelling and will please students of the region, those whose families have emigrated from other nations, and all readers engaged by engrossing storytelling"--"@en
  • ""In 2006, Shadid, an Arab-American raised in Oklahoma, was covering Israel's attack on Lebanon when he heard that an Israeli rocket had crashed into the house his great-grandfather built, his family's ancestral home. Not long after, Shadid (who had covered three wars in the Middle East) realized that he had lost his passion for a region that had lost its soul. He had seen too much violence and death; his career had destroyed his marriage. Seeking renewal, he set out to rebuild the house that held his family's past in the town they had helped settle long ago. Although the course of the reconstruction is complicated by craftsmen with too much personality, squabbles with his extended family, and Lebanon's political strife, Shadid is restored along with the house and finds that his understanding of the Middle East, which he had known chiefly in wartime, has been deepened by his immersion in smalltown life. Coming to terms with his family's emigrant experience and their town's history, the "homeless" Shadid finds home and comes to understand the emotions behind the turbulence of the Middle East. In a moving epilogue, Shadid describes returning to this house after a nearly disastrous week as a prisoner of war in Libya along with the first visit of his daughter. Combining the human interest of The Bookseller of Kabul and Three Cups of Tea with the light touch of an expert determined, first, to tell a story, Shadid tells the story of a reconstruction effort that would have sent Frances Mayes to a psychiatric hospital as he brings to life unforgettable characters who lives help explain not just the modern Middle East but the legacy of those who have survived generations of war. He flashes back to his family's loss of home, their suffering during their country's dark days, and their experiences as newcomers in Oklahoma. This is a book about what propels the Middle East's rage, loss of home, and what it must examine and re-find, the sense of shared community. Far surpassing the usual reporter's "tour of duty," books, House of Stone is more humane and compelling and will please students of the region, those whose families have emigrated from other nations, and all readers engaged by engrossing storytelling"--"
  • ""Wonderful . . . One of the finest memoirs I've read." -- Philip Caputo, Washington Post In the summer of 2006, racing through Lebanon to report on the Israeli invasion, Anthony Shadid found himself in his family's ancestral hometown of Marjayoun. There, he discovered his great-grandfather's once magnificent estate in near ruins, devastated by war. One year later, Shadid returned to Marjayoun, not to chronicle the violence, but to rebuild in its wake. So begins the story of a battle-scarred home and a journalist's wounded spirit, and of how reconstructing the one came to fortify the other. In this bittersweet and resonant memoir, Shadid creates a mosaic of past and present, tracing the house's renewal alongside the history of his family's flight from Lebanon and resettlement in America around the turn of the twentieth century. In the process, he memorializes a lost world and provides profound insights into a shifting Middle East. This paperback edition includes an afterword by the journalist Nada Bakri, Anthony Shadid's wife, reflecting on his legacy. "A poignant dedication to family, to home, and to history . . . Breathtaking." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Entertaining, informative, and deeply moving . . . House of Stone will stand a long time, for those fortunate enough to read it." -- Telegraph (London)."@en

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  • "Downloadable Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ebooks"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "History"
  • "History"@en
  • "Powieść autobiograficzna amerykańska"@pl

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  • "House of Stone A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East"@en
  • "House of stone a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East"@en
  • "Bayt min ḥajar : mudhakkirāt murāsil ḥarb shahada waylāt al-ḥurūb fī Lubnān wa-al-ʻIrāq wa-Lībyā wa-Sūrīyah"
  • "Shi tou zhi wu : jia yuan, jia ting yu xiao shi Zhong Dong de hui yi"
  • "石頭之屋 : 家園、家庭與消逝中東的回憶"
  • "بيت من حجر : مذكرات مراسل حرب شهد ويلات الحروب في لبنان والعراق وليبيا وسورية"
  • "Kamienny dom : o Bliskim Wschodzie, jakiego już nie ma"@pl
  • "Kamienny dom : o Bliskim Wschodzie, jakiego już nie ma"
  • "House of stone : a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East"
  • "House of stone : a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East"@en
  • "House of stone"
  • "La casa di pietra : memorie di una casa, una famiglia e un Medio Oriente perduto"@it
  • "La casa di pietra : memorie di una casa, una famiglia e un Medio Oriente perduto"
  • "石頭之屋 : 家園, 家庭與消逝中東的回憶"
  • "Shi tou zhi wu : jia yuan , jia ting yu xiao shi zhong dong de hui yi"