Baghdad Without A Map, and Other Misadventures in Arabia

Baghdad Without A Map, and Other Misadventures in Arabia

Book - 1991
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This wild and comic tale of Middle East misadventure is "a very funny and frequently insightful look at the world's most combustible region. Fearlessness is a valuable quality in a travel writer, and Mr. Horwitz . . . seems as intrepid as they come".--The New York Times Book Review.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Dutton, c1991
ISBN: 9780525249603
0525249605
Characteristics: 276 p. : map ; 22 cm

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ClarkHarveyRoth
Apr 01, 2016

This author had me gut-laughing from page 2 of the prologue & it never really let up, even through all the horrors of war & the tragicomedy of despotism, among the many other troubles & triumphs great & small that this guy encounters. A skillful journalistic voice & an excellent window on Middle Eastern culture, directly quoted, & while the roster of current events has probably changed plenty in the last 20 years, the hopes & despairs & ironies in play seem timelessly recorded here, with a lot of empathy & insight along the way. Very much recommended! CR

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