Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Sep 11, 2002 - Political Science - 224 pages

America's leading observer of the international scene on the minute-by-minute events of September 11, 2001--before, during and after .

As the Foreign Affairs columnist for the The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman is in a unique position to interpret the world for American readers. Twice a week, Friedman's celebrated commentary provides the most trenchant, pithy,and illuminating perspective in journalism.

Longitudes and Attitudes contains the columns Friedman has published about the most momentous news story of our time, as well as a diary of his experiences and reactions during this period of crisis. As the author writes, the book is "not meant to be a comprehensive study of September 11 and all the factors that went into it. Rather, my hope is that it will constitute a 'word album' that captures and preserves the raw, unpolished, emotional and analytical responses that illustrate how I, and others, felt as we tried to grapple with September and its aftermath, as they were unfolding."

Readers have repeatedly said that Friedman has expressed the essence of their own feelings, helping them not only by explaining who "they" are, but also by reassuring us about who "we" are. More than any other journalist writing, Friedman gives voice to America's awakening sense of its role in a changed world.

 

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Having just finished the excellent " From Beirut to Jerusalem", I expected a fantastic collection of columns from the author. I was disappointed with many of his points of view. Read full review

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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 books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem, The World Is Flat, and Hot, Flat, and Crowded. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.

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