Most official accounts, namely Lebanese history books, end with the independence from the French colonization project (more commonly known as the mandate). The 15 years civil war is considered a touchy topic not to be discussed at schools. So, most young people get to know the war through the stories of their parents — if they are open to talk about it, and most are not, or through the propaganda of parties ruled by warlords-turned-politicians/businessmen. This list offers books and resources to learn the facts and engage with different analyses of the war through the eyes of local authors. The war was a topic of interest for many Western journalists and scholars as well; these books will not be listed here but can be found in the Civil War Diwan.