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
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
He is a funny and off-beat writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kelsey Burnette - Goodreads

Interesting to read this book now, more than 20 years after it was first published. Horwitz was able to paint a light-hearted and charming portrait of the Middle East while effectively commenting on ... Read full review

Review: Baghdad without a Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia

User Review  - Bowman Dickson - Goodreads

Generally funny and well written. But kinda racist/oreintalist/imperialist. Outdated. Read full review


We Must Go to the East
Confessions of a QatEater
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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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