Baghdad without a map, and other misadventures in Arabia

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Dutton, Mar 1, 1991 - Travel - 276 pages
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The author recounts his experiences traveling through the Middle East, describing Beirut's shell-shocked streets, the Ayatollah Khomeini's grief-crazed funeral, and an unexpected encounter with Muammar Qadaffi

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A perceptive, humorous voice in modern travel writing. - Goodreads
It was hard to read about the disregard for human life. - Goodreads
Horwitz is a great writer. - Goodreads
I love Horwitz's writing, but this just feels dated. - Goodreads
He is an entertaining, facile writer. - Goodreads
He's a really good writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Louise - Goodreads

Definitely not as good as Confederates in the Attic, was hard to take pleasure in a book that is now so incredibly out of date. The dictators have changed, but the middle east hasn't, yet it all feels ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ken - Goodreads

Although this book seems cobbled together from news reports that did not get published at the time he wrote them, the essays offer an interesting picture of the Arabia behind the headlines. Horwitz ... Read full review

Contents

We Must Go to the East
5
Confessions of a QatEater
13
For You I Make a Special Deal
29
Copyright

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Tony Horwitz is the author of "Confederates in the Attic", "Baghdad Without a Map", and "One for the Road". He is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has worked as a war correspondent for the "Wall Street Journal" and as a staff writer for "The New Yorker". He lives in Virginia with his wife, Geraldine Brooks, and their son, Nathaniel.

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