Generation Freedom and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $11.99
  • Save: $1.25 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it Monday, April 28? Order within and choose Two-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: While this book has been loved by someone else, they left it in great condition. Hurry and buy it before someone else does and take advantage of our FREE Super Saver Shipping!!! (there is a chance this book could contain a gift inscription)
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Generation Freedom: The Middle East Uprisings and the Remaking of the Modern World Paperback


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$10.74
$0.01 $0.01

Frequently Bought Together

Generation Freedom: The Middle East Uprisings and the Remaking of the Modern World + Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths (P.S.) + Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses (P.S.)
Price for all three: $34.72

Buy the selected items together

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 61%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.


Big Spring Books
Editors' Picks in Spring Releases
Ready for some fresh reads? Browse our picks for Big Spring Books to please all kinds of readers.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062104985
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062104984
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #979,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Timely and provocative, Generation Freedom looks at the historic youth uprisings sweeping the Middle East and what they mean for the future of peace, coexistence, and relations with the West.

At a time when the world is asking how the Arab Spring and the death of Osama bin Laden will reshape our times, Bruce Feiler, bestselling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham, offers a vivid behind-the-scenes portrait of history in the making. He marches with the daring young organizers in Liberation Square, confronts the head of the Muslim Brotherhood, and witnesses the dramatic rebuilding of a church at exactly the moment sectarian violence threatens the peaceful movement. Drawing on fifteen years of travels across the region, from Egypt to Israel, Iraq to Iran, Feiler brings his unprecedented experience to the most pressing questions: how the rise of freedom will affect terrorism; Middle East peace; and relations among Jews, Christians, and Muslims worldwide. Eloquent and thoughtful, Generation Freedom offers a hopeful vision of how this unrivaled upheaval will transform the world.

About the Author

Bruce Feiler writes a column on contemporary families for the New York Times and is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including The Council of Dads. He is the host of several series on PBS, a popular lecturer, and a frequent commentator on radio and television. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.


More About the Author

BRUCE FEILER is one of America's most popular voices on family, faith, and survival. He writes the "This Life" column about contemporary families for the Sunday New York Times and is the author of five consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including WALKING THE BIBLE and THE COUNCIL OF DADS. He is the writer/presenter of the PBS series "Walking the Bible" and the forthcoming "Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler." His latest book, THE SECRETS OF HAPPY FAMILIES, is a bold playbook for families today. It collects best practices for modern-day parents from some of the country's most creative minds, including tops designers in Silicon Valley, elite peace negotiators, the creators of Modern Family and the Green Berets.

His most recent bestseller, THE COUNCIL OF DADS, is the international sensation that describes how faced with one of life's greatest challenges, he asked six friends to form a support group for his young daughters. The book was profiled in PEOPLE Magazine, USA Today, Time, and the Washington Post, and was the subject of a one-hour documentary on CNN hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Bruce was named "Father of the Year" by the National Fatherhood Initiative.

Since 2001, Bruce has been one of the country's preeminent thinkers, writers, and speakers about the role of religion in contemporary life. WALKING THE BIBLE describes his perilous, 10,000-mile journey retracing the Five Books of Moses through the desert. The book was hailed as an "instant classic" by the Washington Post and "thoughtful, informed, and perceptive" by The New York Times. It spent more than a year and a half on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into fifteen languages, and is the subject of a children's book, a photography book, and a miniseries on PBS.

ABRAHAM recounts his personal search for the shared ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. "Exquisitely written," wrote the Boston Globe, "100 percent engaging." The book was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, debuted in the top 5 of the New York Times bestseller list, and inspired thousands of grassroots interfaith discussions around the world.

WHERE GOD WAS BORN describes his year-long trek visiting biblical sites through the front lines of Israel, Iraq, and Iran. "Bruce Feiler is a real-life Indiana Jones," wrote the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. AMERICA'S PROPHET is the groundbreaking story of the influence of Moses on American history. Both were Top 10 bestsellers.

Bruce Feiler has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Gourmet, where he won three James Beard Awards. He is also a frequent contributor to NPR, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and Fox News. A former circus clown, he has been the subject of Jay Leno joke and a JEOPARDY! question, and his face appears on a postage stamp in the Grenadines.

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Bruce lives in Brooklyn with wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their identical twin daughters.

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By V. L. Wilson on October 11, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I enjoy all Bruce Feiler books and finished this one last night - it is only 151 pages and details his thoughts on the Middle East revolutions during a recent visit to the region. It is best read slowly and thoughtfully.

I highlighted a few sentences - here is one that stands out: "One in seven human beings today is a Muslim under thirty. No matter what we may think of their religion, their heritage, or their culture, we must find a way to live alongside this next generation in the global economy of tomorrow."

There are five chapters pertaining to how freedom is being viewed across the world at this moment in history. Chapter one is "Freedom Comes Home". Chapter two is "The Birthplace of Freedom". Chapter three is "The Voice of Freedom." Chapter four is "Freedom to Believe". and the final chapter is "Generation Freedom".

The author discusses interviews with young activists, how facebook and technology is changing the modern world, and how religion and freedom must co-exist. I appreciate the fact that Bruce Feiler actually walks around the troubled countries, talks with leaders, and has no agenda other than to acquaint us with a worldview that includes Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith, and the need for co-operation and understanding. Feiler has spent 15 years traveling from Egypt to Israel, Iraq to Iran, writing about the Bible lands and now trying to find answers as to how the rise of freedom will affect the terrorists and world peace.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dunyazad VINE VOICE on September 10, 2011
Format: Paperback
I wanted to know more about what was going on with the revolutions in the Arab world, and I'd been considering reading Feiler's Walking the Bible for ages, so when I saw that he had written a short book about the uprisings--one that happened to be available for a discount at a closing bookstore--I decided to pick it up. The back covers says that it "looks at the historic youth uprisings sweeping the Middle East and what they mean for the future of peace, coexistence, and relations with the West", which was exactly what I wanted to find out about.

And the book does contain some interesting anecdotes about the revolutions, with a particular focus on Egypt, but on the whole I feel like I didn't learn very much. I maybe shouldn't have had high expectations for such a short book anyway (it's only 142 pages long), but the bigger problem is the approach that Feiler takes to the whole issue, an approach that isn't hinted at at all on the back cover. Basically, he believes that the Bible is the key to understanding the whole situation. There are a lot of comparisons to Moses and the Exodus. The following paragraph basically sums up Feiler's ideas:

"At first glance, it might seem like a stretch to say that the Egyptian Revolution--and the entire swath of uprisings that rattled the Middle East and North Africa beginning in 2010--had their roots in religion. After all, most of the high-profile organizers were young, not overtly spiritual, and their language appeared to be more secular than faith-based. But look beneath the surface, and it's easy to draw a straight line between the passionate cries for freedom across the Middle East and the earliest calls for freedom in the Ancient Near East.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thomas M. Magee on August 22, 2011
Format: Paperback
Yet another classic piece from Bruce Feiler. If you love his other books you will like this one. Mr. Feiler merges his previous work on the bible and culture with the events from the newspaper. This is a very timely book about this Arab spring. His analysis is incredibly enriching.

Mr. Feiler offers something you won't see any other place. He explains events through various interviews of misc. people in the Arab world. Mr Feiler proves that recent events are not new but as grounded in culture and history as anything else in the region. He interjects bible and cultural references into the story of the Arab spring in Egypt.

I like his appraisal of the situation. He explains things this way. The people in the region are very grounded in their culture and religion. For example Mohammed used green during his conquest campaigns in the 600s as a theme or identification thing. Thus the democracy movement in Iran was called the green movement. There is a history of Islam embracing freedom of thought and of over throwing oppressors. Recent developments in demographics really provide the magic key of understanding to the situation. One third of the people in the Middle East are between the ages of 15 to 29. The population growth rate is at 2%. That is 60% higher than the global average. Mr Feiler explains that population bulges like that lead to trouble. He cites one study by the Population Action International found that between 1970 and 2007 86% of all outbreaks of conflict occurred in countries where 60% were younger than 30.

These new people are faced with few opportunities in their home countries. One report said that unemployment for youth was at 26%. Countries need a growth rate of 7-8% to sustain the population growth. Current growth in the region is only 3.6%.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JunkyardWisdom on September 5, 2011
Format: Paperback
I'm split on this book. On the one hand, this is journalism at its best. A timely snapshot of feelings, perspectives and ideas that drove the Arab Spring. But it's also the kind of book that is almost out of date as soon as its printed -- so much has moved so fast that it's difficult to capture it all. I liked the book and learned a lot, but I'm not sure that it will be all that insightful in the months to come.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Search
ARRAY(0xa5e4aae0)