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  • Paperback: 297 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (5 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141024356
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141024356
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 520,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A beuatifully written acount of a decade spent in Muslim
societies...intensely personal...absorbing and illuminating
-- Daily Mail

A personal odyssey shot through with vivid description and human
sympathy -- New Statesman

An astute guide to the range and complexity of the Islamic
world...Burke is worth listening to -- Sunday Telegraph

Makes mainstream coverage seem like a caricature...By refusing to
generalize, this illuminating first-hand exploration...makes it clear the
subject is far more complex than most Western commentators like to make out -- Metro

`A beautifully written account of a decade spent in Muslim societies ... intensely personal ... absorbing and illuminating' -- Daily Mail

`A personal odyssey shot through with vivid description and human sympathy' -- New Statesman

`A view from the sharp end'
-- Daily Telegraph

`Fast-paced ... fascinating' -- Sunday Times

`Makes mainstream coverage seem like a caricature ... By refusing to generalize, this illuminating first-hand exploration ... makes it clear the subject is far more complex than most Western commentators like to make out' -- Metro

About the Author

Jason Burke is the prize-winning Chief Reporter for the Observer. He has covered the Middle East and Southwest Asia for a decade, and saw many of the key events described in this book at first hand. He is the author of Al-Qaeda (Penguin, 2004).

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