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Baghdad without a Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia by Tony Horwitz
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Jan 23, 11

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Read in January, 2011

Perspective of the early 1990s is all the more interesting for its pre-Iraq war era context. Readable, eye-opening, amusing accounts of Cairo, Tehran, and Beirut among other places and peoples, as well as the "worst" city in the world. I especially enjoyed the paths between the well-known cities and the people found there. In part it's a pleasant read because of the occational press pool and Westerners' comments. The author was brave as well as reckless. A woman would never have been able to make such a trip in male-centric Saudi Arabia. Indeed it whets the appetite for something more substantial.
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