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The Monks of Tibhirine: Faith, Love, and Terror in Algeria

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The inspiration for the major motion picture "Of Gods and Men"
 
In the spring of l996 armed men broke into a Trappist monastery in war-torn Algeria and took seven monks hostage, pawns in a murky negotiation to free imprisoned terrorists. Two months later their severed heads were found in a tree; their bodies were never recovered.

The village of Tibhirine had sprung up around the monastery because it was a holy place protected by the Virgin Mary, revered by Christians and Muslims alike. But napalm, helicopters, and gunfire had become regular accompaniments to the monastic routine as the violence engulfing Algeria drew closer to the isolated cloister high in the Atlas Mountains.

Book News Annotation:

The monastery of Notre Dame de l'Atlas in Tibhirine, Algeria was known for nearly 60 years as a place of friendship between Muslims and Christians. Historian John W. Kiser synthesizes interviews with survivors, friends, and relatives, along with journal entries, to provide an intimate account of the 1996 kidnapping and execution by Islamic militants of seven French Trappist monks who lived at the monastery. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

John Kiser is the author of Communist Entrepreneurs: Unknown Innovators in the Global Economy and Stefan Zweig: Death of a Modern Man. A former international technology broker, he has an M.A. from Columbia University in European History and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. His articles have been published in Foreign Policy magazine, the Harvard Business Review, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives with his family in Sperryville, Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312302948
Author:
Kiser, John W.
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Author:
Kiser, John
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Religion - Church History
Subject:
International
Subject:
Victims of terrorism
Subject:
Christian martyrs
Subject:
Tibehirine
Subject:
Institutions & Organizations
Subject:
Trappists - Algeria - Tibehirine
Subject:
Christian martyrs -- Algeria -- Tibehirine.
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Series Volume:
bk. 2
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Incudes 2 maps plus one 8-page bandw pho
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.811 in

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