The Song of the Whales by Uri Orlev, Hillel Halkin (Translator)

As you obviously know by now, I am a hopeless book addict reader. As such I am incapable of going into to a library without checking out books. To make it easier on myself, and to please my family, I mostly check out children’s, young adult and short story type books.  That way there are not large stacks of books making me feel guilty because I know I will never read them all. It was on one such library trip recently that I saw The Song of the Whales.  The combination of the cover and...

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The Song of the Whales by Uri Orlev, Hillel Halkin (Translator)

As you obviously know by now, I am a hopeless book addict reader. As such I am incapable of going into to a library without checking out books. To make it easier on myself, and to please my family, I mostly check out children’s, young adult and short story type books.  That way there are not large stacks of books making me feel guilty because I know I will never read them all. It was on one such library trip recently that I saw The Song of the Whales.  The combination of the cover and...

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Michael Totten on the Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel

On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and I are joined by Michael Totten, to discuss his book The Road to Fatima Gate: The Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel. We discussed the Iranian, Syrian, and Hezbollah efforts to control Lebanon, and Totten’s own personal encounters with Hezbollah, as well as the importance of the region and the unique dynamics that are in play on the ground. Listen Here.

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