Travels in the Unknown East
This book is a remarkable collection of the Author's uniquely privileged experiences in the middle east. John Grant's truly amazing adventure extends from Istanbul to Akaba, from Damascus to Alexandria. In two extensive journeys, separated by nearly fifty years, he takes us into secret conclaves of Druses, Sheiks and dervishes.
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