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Crossroads to Civil War: Lebanon 1958-1976
Crossroads to Civil War: Lebanon 1958-1976
By Kamal S. Salibi
Caravan, 1976, 178 pp

A concise and most informative narrative of the background (from 1958) and events of the Lebanese civil war of 1975-76. The focus is on Lebanon's own struggles rather than the larger inter-Arab aspects, but the central role of the Palestinians gets full recognition.