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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User Review  - themythicalcodfish - LibraryThing

While the prose is considerably less polished than his later books, "Baghdad" is still an excellent piece of travel literature from Tony Horwitz. A great deal of the appeal of his writing is how he ... Read full review

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User Review  - snash - LibraryThing

The book offers a picture of the Mid-East in the late 1980's. While describing his travels he provides insight on the contradictions and dilemmas of the ordinary people he runs across. He writes with ... 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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