The Monks of Tibhirine

Faith, Love, and Terror in Algeria

John W. Kiser

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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.

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John W. Kiser

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.

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The Monks of Tibhirine
Faith, Love, and Terror in Algeria
John W. Kiser

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
February 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312302948
ISBN10: 0312302940
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages, Incudes 2 maps plus one 8-page black-and-white photo insert
$20.99

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St. Martin's Press
February 2003
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ISBN: 9781429997201
ISBN10: 1429997206
352 pages, Incudes 2 maps plus one 8-page black-and-white photo insert
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