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A total picture of the Middle East, it's history, cultures and
analysis of current (as of publication) personal and
countervailing forces, especially Iran.
This is a great book that fills in many gaps and goes behind the scenes for many insights into the middle east, where it is now, and how it got there. Read morePublished 7 months ago by JayPgh59
Some reviewers note that this book is a bit "shallow". I would agree that if you are well versed in the politics of the regions, then this book might not change your life. Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by Clint Myers
Have you ever picked up a book because it seemed mildly interesting and was on the sale bin and it turned out to be a little gem? Well, that's what I did with this book. Read morePublished on February 21, 2012 by A. Simon
Robin Wright, the author of Dreams and Shadows, has a uniquely engaging writing style. She tells the story of the countries she is analyzing through particular individuals who... Read morePublished on January 6, 2012 by John Mccarthy
The book arrived at my house very quickly and was in great condition when i recieved it. It is an excellent read!Published on August 19, 2011 by ep10d
This book deserves 6 stars. Its a must read for anyone looking to understand the Middle East. Wright doesn't talk in generalities but in specifics and tells the story through the... Read morePublished on April 3, 2011 by Alan
This book is written from a rare POV, a female journalist who has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East in both Arab and non-Arab countries. Read morePublished on March 26, 2011 by Newton Ooi
Saw the author being interviewed on PBS. Purchased book; haven't read much of it yet. It's current material about Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries with which the author is... Read morePublished on March 19, 2011 by Lindyloo