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Where the West Ends: Stories from the Middle…

Where the West Ends: Stories from the Middle East, the Balkans, the Black…

by Michael J. Totten

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I have read a few books written by journalists regarding their insights on international topics. I've enjoyed all of them. This one, however, had the same impact on me as Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion, edited by Paul Marshall. Nowhere have I seen the topics raised regarding the Balkans and current conflicts in Chechnya and Georgia as I have seen in this book. It's not just a fact-finding operation, but well beyond that into the impact the US has had on the area, what people think in that area, and how their own ethnicity and religion has affected their perspectives. I think everyone should read this book. ( )
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Prize-winning author Michael J. Totten returns with a masterpiece of travel writing and history in this journey through thirteen nations—all but two formerly communist—just beyond the edge of the West where few casual travelers venture. His work as an independent foreign correspondent takes him deep into the field beyond the sensational headlines, from his hilariously miserable road trip with his best friend to Iraq to the Wild West of Albania, the most bizarre country in Europe; from the killing fields in Bosnia and Kosovo to a Romania haunted by the ghosts of its communist past; from the front lines in the Caucasus during Russia’s invasion of Georgia to the otherworldly post-Soviet disasterscape in Ukraine. Where the West Ends is high-octane adventure writing at its finest and is Michael J. Totten’s most entertaining work written to date.

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