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The Resource Balcony over Jerusalem, John Lyons with Sylvie Le Clezio

Balcony over Jerusalem, John Lyons with Sylvie Le Clezio

Label
Balcony over Jerusalem
Title
Balcony over Jerusalem
Statement of responsibility
John Lyons with Sylvie Le Clezio
Title variation
  • Balcony over Jerusalem
  • A Middle East memoir
Title variation remainder
  • a Middle East memoir
  • balcony over Jerusalem
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lyons, John
Dewey number
070.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Intended audience
General
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Le Clezio, Sylvie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lyons, John
  • Journalists, Australian
  • Journalists
  • Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem
  • Middle East
  • Israel
Label
Balcony over Jerusalem, John Lyons with Sylvie Le Clezio
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Contains biographical information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-374)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059787357
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
374 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781460752562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits, colour plates
Label
Balcony over Jerusalem, John Lyons with Sylvie Le Clezio
Publication
Copyright
Note
Contains biographical information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-374)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059787357
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
374 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781460752562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits, colour plates

Library Locations

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