From Beirut to Jerusalem

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


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From Beirut to Jerusalem

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There have been any number of books that have worked hard at interpreting the melange called the Middle East. This one, however, makes a difference because it's so well written and captures the ... Read full review

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This is a great introduction to understanding the problems in Palestine/Israel. Friedman uses tons of anecdotes which border on irritating but that's also how I was able to retain much of
the information in the book. It is a reflection of his experience in the Middle East and with personal stories of the people there. Highly recommended for those wanting to learn more of the history of the 70's and 80's in the Middle East. 


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
Whose Country Is This Anyway?
The Fault Line
The Earthquake
Under the Spotlight
Who Is Dreaming about Whom?
From Beirut to Jerusalem to Washington

Betty Crocker in Dantes Inferno
The End of Something
Time to
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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 five bestselling books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World Is Flat.

He was born in Minneapolis in 1953, and grew up in the middle-class Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. He graduated from Brandeis University in 1975 with a degree in Mediterranean studies, attended St. Antony's College, Oxford, on a Marshall Scholarship, and received an M.Phil. degree in modern Middle East studies from Oxford.

After three years with United Press International, he joined The New York Times, where he has worked ever since as a reporter, correspondent, bureau chief, and columnist. At the Times, he has won three Pulitzer Prizes: in 1983 for international reporting (from Lebanon), in 1988 for international reporting (from Israel), and in 2002 for his columns after the September 11th attacks.

Friedman's first book, From Beirut to Jerusalem, won the National Book Award in 1989. His second book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization (1999), won the Overseas Press Club Award for best book on foreign policy in 2000. In 2002 FSG published a collection of his Pulitzer Prize-winning columns, along with a diary he kept after 9/11, as Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11. His fourth book, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (2005) became a #1 New York Times bestseller and received the inaugural Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in November 2005. A revised and expanded edition was published in hardcover in 2006 and in 2007. The World Is Flat has sold more than 4 million copies in thirty-seven languages.

In 2008 he brought out Hot, Flat, and Crowded, which was published in a revised edition a year later. His sixth book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, co-written with Michael Mandelbaum, was published in September 2011.

Thomas L. Friedman lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.

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