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Memoirs of Fallen Journalist Anthony Shadid

Before Anthony Shadid died of a severe Asthma attack while fleeing Syria on horseback in February, he had just finished a memoir called, "House of Stone."

The book is a contrast to the "life of guns and misery" he had carved out for himself as a journalist, courageously embedding himself in hostile war zones, as he was doing in Syria in February.

Wearing the black and white scarf that her husband wore when he died, Anthony Shadid's widow Nada Bakri sat down with Christiane Amanpour to discuss her husband's book, which he told her was the most important thing he had ever done as a writer.

To Shadid, fixing up the ancient estate built by his great-grandfather, far from where he grew up in Oklahoma, was about "finding love, finding peace".

Now Ms. Bakri will look for peace in the House of Stone. "I do have the house and Anthony is there."