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Tribes with Flags on the Kindle


'Tribes With Flags' is the gripping story of Charles Glass's dramatic journey through Greater Syria which provides background context to a troubled region once again in the headlines.

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Americans in Paris
by Charles Glass


Americans in Paris tells for the first time the true story of the thousands of Americans who stayed in Paris during the Nazi occupation. This tale of adventure, intrigue, passion and deceit exposes the lives of Americans caught up in war from the day the German army marched into Paris in June 1940 and took many of them into the Paris underground, the Maquis and the concentration camps.

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The Northern Front
by Charles Glass

Charles Glass: The Northern Front

The Northern Front is an eyewitness account of the Iraqi opposition's preparations for the American invasion, the Kurdish planning in northern Iraq and the early stages of the war when some of the opposition moved to the south.

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The Tribes Triumphant
by Charles Glass


The Tribes Triumphant completes the story of Charles Glass' earlier Middle East adventure, Tribes With Flags, after his kidnapping by Hizballah in Lebanon.

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Tribes With Flags
by Charles Glass

Charles Glass: Tribes With Flags

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Money For Old Rope
by Charles Glass

Charles Glass: Money For Old Rope

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The State of Syria: Past, Present and Future - the new e-book by Charles Glass

stateofsyria.jpg The civil war in Syria is the deadliest conflict in the world today.

And as Bashar al Assad's government is alleged to have used chemical weapons against its own people, the US and Russia are at loggerheads over whether the great powers should intervene.

It threatens to erupt into a regional, and perhaps even global, conflict.

But what are the origins of the war? Who are the main players, how much support do they have, and what is at stake?

Will arming the rebels allow them to overthrow a tyrannous regime? Or will it just prolong the bloodshed - and install an even worse regime?

The State of Syria: Past, Present and Future provides a rare first-hand account of the political situation in Syria and the stories of the people most affected by the fighting.

Charles Glass's collection of essays written between June 2012 and September 2013 charts the beginning and escalation of the current crisis.

This is an informative, thoughtful and at times heart rending anthology that looks at all aspects of Syrian society and its different political and religious factions.

It is a book that will allow readers to understand what is really happening in Syria.

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Syria: On the Way to Genocide?
The New York Review of Books 
The commander is thirty-six years old. A few strands of white in his dark, curly hair make him seem older, as do his words. He points to six young men, posed like football players in a team photograph on a wall of his forward command post, and says, "Two are martyrs, two are prisoners, and two are still working." By...

'Stop the blood': Years of war drain once-passionate Syrians aiming to topple Assad
NBC News 
DAMASCUS, Syria - In 2011, Syrian activists were inspired and believed they were capable of ousting President Bashar Assad. Now, after living through two and half years of violent war, many are exhausted and discouraged....

NPR's Fresh Air talks to Charles Glass about The Deserters
Few citizens are more honored than military veterans, and there's particular reverence for those who defeated the Nazis in World War II. Like any war, however, World War II was complicated and traumatic for those on the ground, and not a few deserted from the front lines....

What are your chances if you're a Syrian citizen now?
The State of Syria: Past, Present and Future 
This is a bad time to be a Syrian. Will the two sides tearing your country apart meet in Geneva to end the war? Is either side deploying chemical weapons? Is anyone willing to give up the baby before Solomon's sword falls?...

The silence on Syria
In a candid interview, Laura Hughes talks to journalist Charles Glass about Syria and the silence eminating from the world powers...

Judge Not the Deserters
The Daily Beast 
There were 50,000 American deserters in WWII, whose experiences have been erased from history. But Charles Glass, author of the new book The Deserters, we might remember them for a moment this Memorial Day....

Outsiders have not improved life in either Syria or Iraq
The State of Syria: Past, Present and Future 
This month Iraq and Syria are both noting, but not celebrating, anniversaries of violence that transformed the two societies....

My hero: Noam Chomsky
The Guardian 
"My heroes have always been cowboys," Willie Nelson sang, a sentiment I shared when I was a child in California. My hero in my teenage years, while most of my contemporaries were demonstrating against the US war in Vietnam, was the greatest cowboy star of them all, John Wayne. When I was 16, he gave me a job. I admired...

My France: Charles Glass on the Sunday market at Reillanne
The Guardian 
In the northern Provençal region of the Luberon, plane trees shade the highway in the long valley between Forcalquier and Céreste. A side road leads north to a prominent hill, where on Sunday mornings valley residents gather in the ancient village of Reillanne. Local traders lay out their wares in the square beside the Church of the Assumption. From open...

The last thing Syrians need is more arms going to either side
The State of Syria: Past, Present and Future 
Russia and Iran are providing weapons and ammunition to Syria's President Assad, while Saudi Arabia and Qatar deliver arms through Turkey to his opponents. John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has just announced that the US is increasing its non-lethal assistance to the rebels by a further $60m. Britain is asking the EU to lift its embargo on arms...

In No Hurry
London Review of Books 
Review of House of Stone by Anthony Shadid Granta, 336 pp, £14.99, August 2012, ISBN 978 1 84708 735 5 When Anthony Shadid was born in Oklahoma in 1968, the only Lebanese personality most Americans knew was not Lebanese at all. Hans Conried was a comic actor of Austrian Jewish origin, who portrayed the gauche Uncle Tannous (a diminutive of...

There is no 'noble war' that will justify this bloodshed
The State of Syria: Past, Present and Future 
After the terrible bloodletting on the battlefields, the fever began to die down. People looked war in the face with cooler, harder eyes than in those first months of enthusiasm, and their sense of solidarity began to weaken, since no one could see any sign of the great "moral cleansing" that philosophers and writers had so grandiloquently proclaimed. - Stefan...

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