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
My introduction into travel writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Siv - Goodreads

My introduction into travel writing. I was in college the first time I read it and no other book had ever made me laugh and think as much. Read full review

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User Review  - Sean Owen - Goodreads

This isn't Tony Horwitz's best work. It's his first book we can see him developing his signature style, but often missing the mark. The mix between humor and serious observation that make his other ... 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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