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Abboud, Samer Nassif

Summary: In this fully revised second edition of his acclaimed text, Samer Abboud provides an in-depth analysis of Syria's descent into civil war, the subsequent stalemate, and the consequences of Russian military involvement after 2015.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Polity Press 2018

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Eid, Kassem

Summary: Kassem Eid survived arrest in al-Assad's regime, a chemical weapons attack that shocked the world, and the siege of a city where he fought with the Syrian rebel army. This is his story--a unique and powerfully moving testimony for our times, with a foreword by Janine di Giovanni. On August 21, 2013, Kassem Eid nearly died in a sarin gas attack in the town of Moadamiya. At least 1,500 people...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EID, KASSEM EID

Brown, Don

Summary: Presents a graphic account of the events of Syrian refugees' attempt to escape the horrors of their country's civil war in search of a better tomorrow.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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Pearlman, Wendy

Summary: "Based on interviews with hundreds of displaced Syrians conducted over four years across the Middle East and Europe, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled is a breathtaking mosaic of first-hand testimonials from the frontlines. Some of the testimonies are several pages long, eloquent narratives that could stand alone as short stories; others are only a few sentences, poetic and aphoristic....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Custom House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.9 PEAR

Kullab, Samya

Summary: "A fictionalized account of a family fleeing war-torn Syria after their home in Aleppo is destroyed. They endure wretched refugee camps, ocean crossings, swindlers - all to find safety in the West."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Firefly Books 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 741.5 KUL

Erlich, Reese W.

Summary: "Based on first-hand reporting from Syria and Washington, journalist Reese Erlich unravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian civil war. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with both rebel leaders and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Erlich gives the reader a better understanding of this momentous power struggle and why it matters. Through his many contacts inside...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.9 ERL

Al Abed, Bana

Summary: When seven-year-old Bana Alabed took to Twitter to describe the horrors she and her family were experiencing in war-torn Syria, her heartrending messages touched the world and gave a voice to millions of innocent children.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AL ABED, BANA AL

Summary: Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad's breathtaking work, a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage, follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization consisting of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Grasshopper Film 2018

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LAS

Summary: A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Broad Green Pictures 2017

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CIT

Alpeyrie, Jonathan

Summary: "Discover a gripping and harrowing tale of war and torture from the man who lived it in this powerful memoir by the celebrated war journalist who not only documented over a dozen conflict zones worldwide but was also captured and held hostage by Syrian rebels in 2013. Capturing history was Jonathan Alpeyrie's job but he never expected to become a news story himself. For a decade, the French...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALPEYRIE, JONATHAN ALP

Summary: A look at the life of journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012 and became the first American citizen to be killed by the terrorist group ISIS. Friends, family and professional colleagues share their recollections of him in this documentary. Directed by Brian Oakes who was a childhood friend of Foley's, this award-winning documentary provides an in-depth look into the life and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC JIM

Williams, Brian Glyn

Summary: "Counter Jihad is the first history of America's military operations against radical Islamists, from the Taliban-controlled Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, to the Sunni Triangle of Iraq, to ISIS's headquarters in the deserts of central Syria, giving both generalists and specialists an overview of events that were followed by millions but understood by few. Williams provides the missing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Pennsylvania Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 WIL