Baghdad Without a Map: And Other Misadventures in Arabia

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Bloomsbury, 1992 - Middle East - 285 pages
Journalist Tony Horowitz went to Arabia without a job, and spent two years visiting 13 Muslim countries and Israel, writing copy for whoever could be persuaded to take it. Not long after he arrived in Yemen he was advised never to drink the water, eat the food or chew the hallucinatory leaf Qat. Unfortunately Tony had to confess he had already done all three. This book contains Horowitz's often amusing observations and insights as a result of his travels.

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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

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