The Resource Balcony over Jerusalem : a memoir of the Middle East, John Lyons with Sylvie Le Clezio

Balcony over Jerusalem : a memoir of the Middle East, John Lyons with Sylvie Le Clezio

Label
Balcony over Jerusalem : a memoir of the Middle East
Title
Balcony over Jerusalem
Title remainder
a memoir of the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
John Lyons with Sylvie Le Clezio
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Language
eng
Summary
A gripping memoir of life in Jerusalem from one of Australia's most experienced Middle East correspondents. Leading Australian journalist John Lyons will take readers on a fascinating personal journey through the wonders and dangers of the Middle East. From the sheer excitement of arriving in Jerusalem with his wife and eight-year-old son, to the fall of dictators and his gripping account of what it feels like to be taken by Egyptian soldiers, blindfolded and interrogated, this is a memoir of the Middle East like no other. Drawing on a 20-year interest in the Middle East, Lyons has had extraordinary access - he's interviewed everyone from Israel's former Prime Ministers Shimon Peres and Ehud Olmert to key figures from Hezbollah and Hamas. He's witnessed the brutal Iranian Revolutionary Guard up close and was one of the last foreign journalists in Iran during the violent crackdown against the 'Green Revolution'. He's confronted Hamas officials about why they fire rockets into Israel and Israeli soldiers about why they fire tear gas at Palestinian school children. By telling the story of his family travelling through the region, this book is extremely readable and entertaining, full of humour, colour. It is sometimes dazzling in its detail, sometimes tragic. Lyons says he has written it in a way that readers can feel they are there with him - so they can smell the wonderful markets of the Middle East and feel the fear of what it is like to be blindfolded and have your hands bound with electrical cord. Lyons also looks at 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank - the mechanics of how this works and the effect it now has on both Israelis and Palestinians.Lyons explains the Middle East through every day life and experiences - his son's school, his wife's friends and his own dealings with a range of people over six years. If you only read one book on the Middle East, this is it
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
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1961-
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Lyons, John
Dewey number
079.5694
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN5449.I82
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Le Clézio, Sylvie
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  • Lyons, John
  • Journalists
  • Jerusalem
  • Middle East
  • Israel
Label
Balcony over Jerusalem : a memoir of the Middle East, John Lyons with Sylvie Le Clezio
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3051081
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text
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rdacontent.
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ocn981761483
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9781460707425
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computer
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rdamedia.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
935572D1-A60C-4F34-ACFA-3AD864861577
System control number
(OCoLC)981761483
Label
Balcony over Jerusalem : a memoir of the Middle East, John Lyons with Sylvie Le Clezio
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3051081
Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn981761483
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781460707425
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
935572D1-A60C-4F34-ACFA-3AD864861577
System control number
(OCoLC)981761483

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