Sabriya, Damascus Bitter Sweet, translated by Peter Clark. Interlink
A fascinating book, written by a Syrian author, that shows what life was like, especially for Syrian women, in the early part of this century. It also provides historical detail about the Syrian rebellion against French rule.
Joris, Lieve. The Gates
of Damascus, translated by Sam Garret. Lonely Planet Publications,
Mannheim, Ivan, and Dave
Winter. Jordan, Syria and Lebanon Handbook. Footprint Guides, 1998.
South, Coleman. Cultures
of the World: Syria. Marshall Cavendish, 1997.