Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East (Paperback)

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The transformation of the Middle East is an issue that will absorb-and challenge-the world for generations to come; "Dreams and Shadows" is the book to read to understand the sweeping political and cultural changes that have occurred in recent decades. Drawing on thirty-five years of reporting in two dozen countries-through wars, revolutions, and uprisings as well as the birth of new democracy movements and a new generation of activists-award-winning journalist and Middle East expert Robin Wright has created a masterpiece of the reporter's art and a work of profound and enduring insight into one of the most confounding areas of the world.

About the Author

Author, journalist and foreign policy analyst Robin Wright has reported from 140 countries for "The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Sunday Times of London" and "CBS News". She has also written for "The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Foreign Affairs" and others. Currently a joint fellow at USIP and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Wright has been a fellow at Yale, Duke, Stanford, Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Ms. Wright is the 2012 recipient of the Overseas Press Club's Cornelius Ryan Award for the best non-fiction book on international affairs: "Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World".

Praise For…

"Wright has long been one of the best-informed American journalists covering the Middle East, and her reputation is born out here....Her book will be essential reading for anybody who wants to know where it is heading."-New York Times Book Review."
-The New York Times Book Review

"If there is such a thing as a pinnacle in the landscape of international journalism, Robin Wright surely stands atop it."
-The New York Review of Books

"A thought-provoking and eminently readable look at the current and future generation of leaders in that important, politically troubled region. . . . Wright's skills at old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting are very much in evidence."
-The Boston Globe

Product Details
ISBN: 9780143114895
ISBN-10: 0143114891
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: March 2009
Pages: 464
Language: English