Announcing a new Meetup for Dinner and Discussion!What
: January Dinner and Discussion meetupWhen
: Wednesday, January 19,[masked]:00 PMPrice
: $1.00 per personWhere
: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
We will be reading Baghdad Without A Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia by Tony Horowtiz.
Horwitz ( One for the Road , Random, 1988), now a Wall Street Journal reporter, covered the Middle East in the late 1980s and returned to Baghdad in August 1990 following the invasion of Kuwait. With a sense of humor and eye for detail, he presents the turbulent Middle East from the vantage point of the "man in the street," whom we meet in traditional Yemeni villages, sophisticated Cairo, regimented Libya, disintegrating Sudan, a luxury hotel in the United Arab Emirates, and a seedy Baghdad nightclub. Among other adventures, the author attends the funeral of the Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran. A Jewish American, he shows empathy for Arabs in the Middle East. The Kuwait crisis will focus attention on the two chapters on Iraq. In comparison with Christopher Dickey's Ex pats ( LJ 6/15/90) and Charles Glass's Tribes with Flags ( LJ 4/1/90), Horwitz's book better captures the point of view of the average person and covers more territory, omitting only Syria from his itinerary. A valuable and timely acquisition for public libraries.
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/bookclub-1066/calendar/15799171/