Synopses & Reviews
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.
"A complex, illuminating vision written with a novelist's eye for the telling detail and reporter's knack for the revealing quote" San Francisco Chronicle
"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.
"This is a book that must be read by all who are concerned about the present and future of a part of our world to which Western civilization has always been, and will continue to be, vitally connected." Chaim Potok, The Washington Post Book World