From Beirut to Jerusalem

by Thomas L. Friedman

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Winner of the 1989 National Book Award for nonfiction, this extraordinary bestseller is still the most incisive, thought-provoking book ever written about the Middle East. Thomas L. Friedman, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, and now the Foreign Affairs columnist on the op-ed page of the New York Times, drew on his ten years in the Middle East to write a book that The Wall Street Journal called "a sparkling intellectual guidebook... an engrossing journey not to be missed." Now with a new chapter that brings the ever-changing history of the conflict in the Middle East up to date, this seminal historical work reaffirms both its timeliness and its timelessness. "If you're only going to read one book on the Middle East, this is it." -- Seymour Hersh. "From Beirut To Jerusalem is the most intelligent and comprehensive account one is likely to read." -- New York Times Book Review.

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  • On May 25 2017 David (USA) read this book
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  • On Apr 27 2017 Bryan Gardner read this book and commented:

    Friedman's book was timely when it came out, if a bit dated today.

  • On Oct 19 2012 docshea (USN) read this book and commented:

    Helping me understand my Israelli wife.

  • On Mar 24 2010 Fred Kiesche (USA) read this book and commented:

    Some of the personalities described have died or moved on, but a very good view of the Middle East (and what a strange place it is).