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"Clearly and plainly written, this unembellished and forthright story is an inspiring record of survival." --Morton I. Teicher, Miami Jewish Journal, Nov. 2006

"Former POW recalls Syrian captivity" --Jerusalem Post Headlines, 4.7.06

"Sane in Damascus" is a primer about positive thinking, mental resiliency and ultimately, sheer survival." --Canadian Jewish News, June 2006

"This book reminds you of soldiers anywhere who may be enduring similar cruelty at the hands of a vicious enemy." --Hadassah Magazine, Sept. 2006

"When reading this, You can't help but think of the soldiers in Iraq who may be enduring similar cruelty..." --- Rabbi Jack Riemer, July 2006
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ISBN-10:  9652293679
ISBN-13:  978-9652293671
Author:  Amnon Sharon
Publisher:  Gefen Publishing House
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review by . June 30, 2009
This small book is about an immense hero, an Israeli military prisoner in Syria, how he suffered at Syrian hands, and why he was able to endure. The tale should be read and understood because of the history it relates, its revelations about Israel and Syria in the 1970s and because it teaches people how to live and endure despite the problems of daily life.  Amnon Sharon, an Israeli business man with a pregnant wife, was in the military reserves as a captain of the armored corps when Israel …
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