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Me and the Middle East: Firsthand Reporting on Israel's Most Dramatic Days

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From his escape with the famous rescue of the Danish Jews during the Holocaust and throughout fifty years as a Middle East correspondent for Scandinavian newspapers, Richard Oestermann has found himself at the crux of the great historical moments of our time. Unlike the flashy journalism of today, Oestermanns reporting is in person, on location and dedicated to the ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 15th 2014 by Gefen Books (first published December 2nd 2014)
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Biscuit
Mar 29, 2015 Biscuit rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, giveaways, 2015
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

A varied selection of anecdotes spanning the author's lifelong engagement with the nation state of Israel; a good book for the daily commute and other scenarios where stories which are complete in a couple of pages are ideal.

This memoir of a Danish Jewish journalist introduces the reader to a colourful array of public figures: heads of state, military figures, celebrities, academics, and everymen. It is a whstlestop tour of significant eve
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Naomi
Mar 16, 2015 Naomi rated it really liked it
This book provided a bird's eye view of the Middle East; written by a journalist, there is little fluff and no long, drawn-out analysis of events. Told from the perspective of a Danish Jew who fled Denmark during World War II, this is an introduction to people and events that most of us would never be exposed to. While this was a memoir, not intended to be exhaustive, for someone like me who does not have much background in Israeli/Palestinian and other Middle Eastern history or current events, ...more
Betty
Aug 07, 2015 Betty rated it it was ok
Shelves: middle-east
A very easy read. Mr. Oestermann shares some of the articles he wrote while living as a journalist in Israel. If you are well-read on Israel and its history and politics this book will be much too elementary for me. I was expecting more so was disappointed with it. It does accurately reflect the politics of the Middle East and Europe, also some of the US.
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