Misadventure in the Middle East : Travels As Tramp, Artist and Spy

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-01
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
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An extraordinary and highly original account of one man's amazing journey. A young British artist spends a year traveling thoughout the Middle East, from the drug-fuelled ski slopes of Iran via secret beaches, palaces, police cells, nightclubs, torture chambers, brothels and studios. Young people reveal an unpredictable Middle East to him that challenges the nightly news. And as the invasion of Iraq intensifies, Hemming must go up to Baghdad--but the trip could cost him his life.

Table of Contents

Go East: From the Czech-Slovak border through Turkey to Iranp. 1
Dancing at Death: From Iran into Kurdish Iraq and back into Iran, illegallyp. 119
Beat of the Drum: From Oman to Jordan via Saudi Arabia, as the second Gulf War gets underwayp. 141
Arabian Summer: From Amman via Damascus and Aleppo to Beirut, where Yasmine is almost killedp. 195
Baghdad and Beyond: From Amman to Baghdad, Jerusalem and homep. 231
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