Amb. Habib from Marwan Hamadeh: Ebay treasures
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on August 31, 2007
I love ebay. I find everything from merino wool sweaters (perfect for Lebanon’s mild winters) to archival documents (perfect for … my Ph.D.!) there.
Sometimes I just browse – like window-shopping, but online. When I do, I often find the most amazing treasures – like this “used book”:
What’s amazing about the book isn’t the book itself, but its provenance. Look at the note sticking out from the book and read the seller’s description:
a personal account. by lina mikdadi. published 1983 by onyx press. pretty sure this is first edition.
great condition. a few crumpled marks from where paperclips once were (there probably was a letter or something attached)
found tucked inside is a note… Amb. Habib from Marwan Hammadeh.. at least that’s what i think it says… dedication of book includes a Marwan her nephew. The author’s married name is Hamadeh or Hammadeh. soo…
from the estate library of former US Ambassador and Special Envoy to the Middle East Philip C. Habib.
about the 1982 invasion of Israel into Lebanon.
actually i just noticed a few places of underlining with check marks. references in text to Mr. Habib. wow.
Surviving the Siege of Beirut was written by Lina Mikdadi Tabbara – I’m not sure where the Hamadeh connection comes in. But – wow indeed, if this is the same Marwan Hamadeh who currently maintains such a stranglehold on Lebanon’s telecommunications sector.