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About the Author

Diana Untermeyer worked in the White House during the George H. W. Bush administration and at the Christ Church Cathedral in Houston before moving to Qatar as the ambassador's wife. There she forged strong relationships with the ruling family through their mutual love of horses. This book is endorsed by many of the major institutions affiliated with Qatar.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Bright Sky Press (January 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936474042
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936474042
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 1.1 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,294,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Diana Untermeyer lived in Doha, Qatar, from 2004 - 2007 while her husband Chase Untermeyer served as U.S. ambassador. In Qatar she was active with women's and children's programs and in the conservation, arts and health communities. Diana participated in numerous equestrian sports and won top rider for the 2006-2007 endurance season. Her book, Qatar: Sand, Sea, and Sky was published in December 2011.

Before leaving for Qatar, Diana served as director of communications for Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas. She served on the boards of the Houston Zoo, Zoo Friends of Houston, Inc., and the Hermann Park Conservancy.
Diana was graduated in 1984 with a B.A. from the University of Virginia and is a member of the Raven Society, Phi Beta Kappa, and Delta Delta Delta sorority. After graduation, she worked as a wilderness guide, a liaison between the Vice President's office and the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief, an advance representative for then-Vice President and Mrs. Bush, and later as executive assistant to the counsel to President George H.W. Bush.

She and Chase have a teenage daughter, Elly, and live in Houston.
www.dianauntermeyer.com

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James E. Snyder on February 10, 2012
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it's also an education and an art exhibit! If you want to learn about the world- learn about Qatar- a modern melting pot of technology, culture, family and government. This is a country quietly leading a way for the world to come to terms- by following its own path. The writing is pithy and to the point- never fluffed up or boring. It's like reading a modern history book. I found it to be very enjoyable and a fascinating look into a world that's hard to imagine.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Armchairexplorer on April 7, 2012
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Qatar: Sand, Sea and Sky captures a vibrant desert kingdom on the cusp of change. The text and pictures show both old and new Qatar.

The images are all the more gripping because "new Qatar" dates only to 1996.

The author, Diana Untermeyer, had the unique perspectives that come from being an accomplished horsewoman who participated in Qatari endurance races, and also the wife of the US Ambassador to Qatar.

Don't miss this!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Hilgenberg on September 11, 2012
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I was entranced by this beautifully designed, illustrated, and written portrait of a country most of us have never thought of visiting. Perhaps some readers will now aspire to make that visit. I was there briefly in 1968, when Doha was a dusty backwater, and thanks to this book, long to see it again today.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen C. Moore on January 15, 2014
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An amazing book written with such understanding and appreciation of the people and country. I travelled to Doha November 2013 and first saw the book in the Islamic Museum of Art. It stuck in my mind and became my Christmas present of choice to my closest friends.
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I love this book about Qatar! It really is a refreshing glace at what I believe makes the country special. A big thanks to the author so much for all her hard work and dedication which will undoubtedly help make our hidden gem much more accessible to others!
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Beautiful book and excellent for familiarizing myself with Qatar before my visit. With building everywhere it is impossible to stay on top of Doha however this book hits the highlights with excellent description and details.
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