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This is the story of Shateela camp and its people, the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, one of the most vulnerable communities in a country torn apart by perpetual political anarchy and cruel... More > violence. Drawing on oral history, it presents a compelling portrait of their experience of war—attack and aggression, bombings, abductions, executions and massacres—how they organized their own defence and survival, and how they related to one another during their successive crises.< Less
This book is the second volume of a compilation of stories from conflicts in the Middle East written by alumni and faculty of the American Community School at Beirut.
Stories from WWI, WWII, 1958,... More > the Six Day War, the '73 war, the Lebanese Civil War, the Gulf War and more - by Maria Bashshur Abunnasr ('84), Bill Allen ('64), Esther Allen (Fac '73 -'75), Catherine Bashshur et.al., T. Robert Bassett (Faculty 52-'56), El. Huntington Bliss ('21), Scott Brunger ('64), Ivy Cleo (Gorkiewicz) Compton-Bishop ('35), Harry G. Dorman Jr. ('22), James Downing ('68), Carol Haeussner ('59), George Herrmann ('63), Julie Johns ('71), Phyllis Glessner Leach ('48), Patricia Falconer Roland (’75), Jim Mandaville ('53), Sherry Brown Schmidt ('58), Susan Meade Sindelar ('69), Ivar Walde ('64), Allen West ('48), Jeanne Comings Majdalany (Fac 44-47).< Less
The first two books (When...not if and Fill the Bathtub!), in this series of three, told stories of conflict in the Middle East as experienced by alumni of the American Community School in Beirut. In... More > this volume three distinct “generations” of ACS’ers write about what they perceived as quieter, more peaceful times.< Less
This book is the first volume of a compilation of stories from conflicts in the Middle East written by alumni of the American Community School at Beirut. The idea came out of a discussion on a... More > mailing list of ACS alumni.
Most ACS alumni were teenagers or grade school pupils at the time of their stories, others were faculty or staff. These stories describe their experiences in the Middle East, when they were at ACS, or the dramas of later years.
Being at ACS left no one untouched. Some were there only a short period of time, never to return. A few have come back in later years and some just never left.< Less
Walther Ludvigsen var lidenskapelig opptatt av båter og hav hele sitt liv. Han dro til sjøs da han var femten år gammel. Dette er hans beretning om livet som sjømann i... More > årene fra 1927 til 1947, illustrert med bilder fra hans egne album.< Less