Nicholas Jubber - History - 2010 - 359 pages
An engrossing blend of travel writing and history, Drinking Arak off an Ayatollah's Beard traces one man's adventure-filled journey through today's Iran, Afghanistan, and ...
John Lewis Burckhardt - History - 2011 - 720 pages
Burckhardt's journals reveal nineteenth-century 'Arabian life and manners in every degree, from the Bedouin camp to the populous city'.
Karl Zinsmeister - History - 2003 - 213 pages
The author, a correspondent for "The National Review," describes his experiences as an embedded reporter with the 82nd Airborne Division.
Ibn Fadlan - History - 2012 - 304 pages
In 922 AD, an Arab envoy from Baghdad named Ibn Fadlan encountered a party of Viking traders on the upper reaches of the Volga River. In his subsequent report on his mission he ...
Sir Richard Francis Burton - Travel - 1964 - 528 pages
Posing as a wandering dervish, Burton gained admittance to the holy Kaabah and to the tomb of the prophet at Medina and participated in all the rituals of the Hadj (pilgrimage ...
Michael Petrou - History - 2012 - 216 pages
Michael Petrou recounts his experiences as a reporter in the Middle East and the stories of people there oppressed by extremism and dictatorship.