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The Monks of Tibhirine

Faith, Love, and Terror in Algeria
  • By John W. Kiser
$17.29
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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.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780312302948
    • Manufacturer: ST MARTINS PR 3PL
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780312302948
    • ISBN 10: 0312302940
    • Publication Date: 02/01/2003
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: John W. Kiser
    • Page Count: 352
    • Width: 5.68 inches
    • Height: 0.90 inches
    • Length: 8.34 inches
    • Weight: 1.05 pounds
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