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Bad moon rising : a chronicle of the Middle East today
Kepel, Gilles.
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Chronique d'une guerre d'orient (automne 2001). English
Publication Information:
London : Saqi, [2003]

Physical Description:
139 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Chronicle of an oriental war -- A brief chronicle of Israel and Palestine -- Journey through an imperious, wounded America.
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Central Library DS49.7 .K47 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Leading expert on Islam and Islamism, Kepel, returned to the Middle East as New York struggled with the shock and the dust of the aftermath of September 11. This is his dispatch from history's most contentious region.

Author Notes

Gilles Kepel is Professor at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, where he teaches a doctoral programme on the Muslim world. He is author of Jihad: the Rise and Decline of Islam and The Prophet and Pharaoh, the latter also published by Saqi.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

The author of Jihad: The Trial of Political Islam and a professor at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, Kepel left for the Middle East in the wake of September 11. This first-person, high-level blog-like book, serialized in Le Monde in May 2002, proceeds day by day, beginning October 13, 2001, in autumnal Cairo, where he sees the impact of Osama bin Laden, a "great communicator," on Egypt's youth, and ending in April 2002 in L.A., contemplating Hollywood's failed attempts to come to grips with an "imperious, wounded America." (Sept. 13) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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