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One Family’s Response to Terrorism
A Daughter’s Memoir

Susan Kerr van de Ven

With a Foreword by Saad Eddin Ibrahim

Paper $19.95    |    978-0-8156-0954-4    |    2010

"A powerful testimony to those seeking truth, remembrance and ultimately justice in the face of terrorism."—Magnus Ranstorp, author of Hizb’allah in Lebanon

"Lebanon is a country blessed with an abundance of fine lawyers and judges and a dysfunctional judicial system. Identifying the guilty is a very dangerous activity. Judges, politicians, journalists, and one university president, Malcolm Kerr, have been murdered over a number of years. In none of these cases do we officially know who did it. As the current president of the American University in Beirut I have conformed to the standard ostrich posture of the Lebanese polity. Malcolm was my colleague and friend. Susan Kerr van de Ven, in this book, has done what I have not dared to do."—John Waterbury, President of the American University of Beirut

"This story reminds us of the possibilities of true knowledge and advocacy. Van de Ven’s book is a personal triumph and a necessary, stunning read for all who continue to hope, quite desperately sometimes, for wiser days in our world."—Naomi Shihab Nye, author of 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poemsof the Middle East

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  One Familys Response to Terrorism

  Susan Kerr Van de Ven lives in Cambridge, England, where she runs creative writing programs for children and serves as an elected Liberal Democrat councillor on the Cambridgeshire County Council.

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6 x 9, 202 pages, 17 black-and-white illustrations, 2 maps, notes, bibliography, index

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