Karl Barbir reviews "Fragile Nation, Shattered Land: The Modern History of Syria" by James A. Reilly. This nonfiction book expounds on the past and present nation of Syria.
Karl Barbir is a professor emeritus of history at Siena College. (http://siena.academia.edu/KarlKBarbir)
The Friends of Albany Public Library host regular book reviews, author talks, and special presentations every Tuesday at 12:15 pm at the Washington Ave. Branch. (https://albanypubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/4809302)