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I would definitely recommend this book to any one with the remotest interest in Yemen.
A souk is indeed fascinating, just as a good shopping mall is fascinating, but it isn't at all exotic; it caters to the needs and desires of those who frequent it.
It also aptly describes the mounting difficulties of President Saleh's regime to come to grips with the ever increasing challenges to the country's stability.
Great book - All that have an interest in the Arabian Peninsula should read this book. It helps the reader to understand current events and how the society became what it is. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dave
This book provides outstanding context to the complex problem. There have been significant developments since 2009 when the book was written which makes it slightly out of date,... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jason Teague
A great read on an issue and area of the world that could become the US's next "Afghanistan." This issue could be America's top security concern in the years to come.Published on October 14, 2012 by Jfc
For those who, like me, have been reading about Yemen in the international press with increasing frequency but still know all too little about the country, this book will satisfy... Read morePublished on June 21, 2012 by Neil Hauer
Yemen has sporadically drawn the attention of the West in recent years. While adventurous tourists remember it as the land where the ruins of the Palace of the Queen of Sheba lie... Read morePublished on December 27, 2010 by Frank J Kelly