Lebanon: The Challenge of Independence

Published by  
I.B. Tauris
Hardcover , 299 pages , $60
ISBN: 
1-86064-537-2
Year: 
2000


Zisser’s work is a careful study of the presidency of Lebanon’s first post-independence president, Bishara al-Khuri. Was Khuri a brilliant politician who laid the durable foundations of Lebanese independence, assuring country’s distinct character and existence to this day? Or did his methods sow the seeds of civil war? Zisser offer’s a balanced account of Khuri and his controversial legacy.

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