From Beirut to Jerusalem

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Apr 1, 2010 - Political Science - 560 pages

This revised edition of the number-one bestseller and winner of the 1989 National Book Award includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's new, updated epilogue.

One of the most thought-provoking books ever written about the Middle East, From Beirut to Jerusalem remains vital to our understanding of this complex and volatile region of the world. Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas L. Friedman drew upon his ten years of experience reporting from Lebanon and Israel to write this now-classic work of journalism. In a new afterword, he updates his journey with a fresh discussion of the Arab Awakenings and how they are transforming the area, and a new look at relations between Israelis and Palestinians, and Israelis and Israelis.

Rich with anecdote, history, analysis, and autobiography, From Beirut to Jerusalem will continue to shape how we see the Middle East for many years to come.

"If you're only going to read one book on the Middle East, this is it."--Seymour M. Hersh

 

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

This book follows a chronology of the Middle East that begins in 1882 and ends in 1988. It could be seen as a love story, a biography about a region Friedman knows intimately and loves dearly despite ... Read full review

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User Review  - melissarochelle - LibraryThing

I abandoned this book back in April 2011...I made it to the part where he goes to Jerusalem (took me two weeks to get that far) and then I'm guessing I found more interesting books to read. While I do want to finish one day, it's time (Jan 2012) to remove it from my currently reading shelf. Read full review

Contents

Title Page Copyright Notice A Middle East Chronology
From Minneapolis to Beirut BEIRUT
Would You Like to Eat Now or Wait for the Ceasefire?
City of Versions
Hama Rules
The Teflon Guerrilla
The Israeli Invasion of Lebanon
Poker BeirutStyle
Crosswinds
Whose Country Is This Anyway?
The Fault Line
The Earthquake
Under the Spotlight
Who Is Dreaming about Whom?
From Beirut to Jerusalem to Washington
Epilogue

Betty Crocker in Dantes Inferno
The End of Something
Time to
JERUSALEM
PRAISE FOR Thomas Friedmans FROM BEIRUT
About the Author
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Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist—the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of several bestselling and award winning books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem, The World Is Flat, Thank You for Being Late and Hot, Flat, and Crowded.

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