The Dream Palace of the Arabs: A Generation's Odyssey

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Price
$16.95
Publisher
Vintage
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Pages
368
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375704741

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About the Author

Fouad Ajami is the Majid Khadduri Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Born in the south of Lebanon and raised in Beirut, he is the author of The Dream Palace of the Arabs, The Arab Predicament, The Vanished Iman, and Beirut: City of Regrets. He is a contributing editor for The New Republic and U.S. News and World Report and is a member of the editorial board of Foreign Affairs. His work on Middle Eastern politics and culture has been recognized with a MacArthur Fellowship. He lives in New York City.

Reviews

"An important and illuminating book . . . a valuable testament to a tragic generation that tried to bridge the Arab past with modern ideals." --The New York Times

"The Dream Palace of the Arabs is an absorbing and sadly moving account of what political and economic failures on a grand scale have meant in human terms and at an individual level." --The Washington Post Book World

"Eloquent. . . . A clear-eyed look at the lost hopes of the Arabs. It opens the door to the thought processes of a society whose motivations have been little understood and often feared. The Dream Palace of the Arabs is a courageous book." --The Christian Science Monitor