"A tradition of Muslim writing aimed at the insiders and out." "The Boston Globe" "Wolfe does an exemplary job of detailing the ceremonies performed at Mecca and the reasons behind them. The chosen excerpts give the readers a sense of how the hajj has changed over time as well as how constant the central ceremonies have remained. Highly recommended." "Library Journal" (starred review) "A first-rate addition to a spiritual library." "Los Angeles Times" "Serves as an excellent introduction to a religion, people, culture, and philosophy." "Santa Cruz Sentinel"" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Michael Wolfe is the author of eleven books of poetry, fiction, and travel. In 1990, he made the pilgrimage to Mecca and subsequently wrote two books on the subject, "The Hadj: An American s Pilgrimage to Mecca" and "One Thousand Roads to Mecca: Ten Centuries of Travelers Writing about the Muslim Pilgrimage." For 15 years he was the publisher of Tombouctou Books. He is currently Co-Executive Producer and President of Unity Productions Foundation, a nonprofit media company that produces documentary films for television." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.