An interesting book on Lebanon's history
With all the recent events I went back to my library to refresh my knowledge of Lebanon’s history. And believe me no book retells the historical background and explains why our country have been plagued by endless wars and conflict, better than Kamal Salibi’s "A House of many Mansions"
It is a very interesting and easy to read book. It is full of insights and handles thorny issue with tact. And its title alone, “A House of many Mansions” explains the whole Lebanese quandary.
All in all, the book is very informative. It starts with the story of Lebanon from the WWI, when the Ottoman empire was crumbling, and recounts how Lebanon was created, and its early relation with its surrounding and the western world.