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Baghdad without a map, and other misadventures in Arabia: and other misadventures in Arabia

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"A very funny and frequently insightful look at the world's most combustible region."-- The New York Times Book Review NATIONAL BESTSELLER With razor-sharp wit and insight, intrepid journalist Tony Horwitz gets beyond solemn newspaper headlines and romantic myths of Arabia to offer startling close-ups of a volatile region few Westerners understand. His quest for hot stories takes him from the tribal wilds of Yemen to the shell-pocked shores of Lebanon; from the malarial sands of the Sudan to the eerie souks of Saddam Hussein's Iraq, a land so secretive that even street maps and weather reports are banned. As an oasis in the Empty Quarter, a veiled woman offers tea and a mysterious declaration of love. In Cairo, "politeness police" patrol seedy nightclubs to ensure that belly dancers don't show any belly. And at the Ayatollah's funeral in Tehran a mourner chants, "Death to America," then confesses to the author his secret dream--to visit Disneyland. Careening through thirteen Muslim countries and Israel, Horwitz travels light, packing a keen eye, a wicked sense of humor, and chutzpah in almost suicidal measure. This wild and comic tale of Middle East misadventure reveals a fascinating world in which the ancient and the modern collide. "As a document of the cultural impasse that brought on the war, this is unsurpassed."-- Village Voice "High-spirited and entertaining."-- The New Yorker "A timely and incisive insider's description of the mysterious Arab World . . . Tony Horwitz is an ideal guide for American Reader."-- Chicago Tribune
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Full title baghdad without a map and other misadventures in arabia
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subject_facet Arab countries -- Description and travel, Arab countries -- Personal narratives, Horwitz, Tony, -- 1958- -- Travel -- Middle East, Middle East -- Description and travel, Middle East -- Personal narratives
title_display Baghdad without a map, and other misadventures in Arabia
title_full Baghdad without a map : and other misadventures in Arabia / Tony Horwitz ; with a new epilogue by the author, Baghdad without a map, and other misadventures in Arabia / Tony Horwitz
title_short Baghdad without a map, and other misadventures in Arabia
title_sub and other misadventures in Arabia
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