Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization
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About the Author
PAUL KRIWACZEK was born in Vienna. He travelled extensively in Asia and Africa before developing a career in broadcasting and journalist. In 1970, he joined the BBC full-time and wrote, produced, and directed for twenty-five years. He also served as head of Central Asian Affairs at the BBC World Service. He is the author of Yiddish Civilisation: The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation, which was shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Award, as well as In Search of Zarathustra: The First Prophet and the Ideas that Changed the World.
"The lively mixture of topicality, politics, history, myth and culture in this anecdote is typical of Babylon at its best." --The Independent (UK)
"A landmark book." --Library Journal on In Search of Zarathustra "Lively and fast-paced." --Publishers Weekly on In Search of Zarathustra