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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.
The book gives a view to a definite dysfunctional place.Published 1 month ago by William A. Mcdonald
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 9 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 There have been significant developments since 2009 when the book was written which makes it slightly out of date,...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 on March 29, 2013 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
I was looking for a book on Yemen and read the review in the Economist which strongly recommended it. Read morePublished on September 11, 2010 by Pigstick
This is a very good book for those willing to have a better view on social, cultural and business environment within the Middle East with Yemen representing probably one of the... Read morePublished on August 26, 2010 by Martins Zutis
This is an outstanding and important book, with a great deal of information and insight I haven't found anywhere else. Read morePublished on July 6, 2010 by Victor A. Vyssotsky