Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11
Longitudes and Attitudes Exploring the World After September 11 In 2002, Thomas L. Friedman won his third Pulitzer Prize ?for his clarity of vision, based on extensive reporting, in commenting on the worldwide impact of the terrorist threat? after the attacks of September 11, 2001. This virtually unprecedented recognition underlines Friedman?s unique ability to interpret and illuminate the world for American... more »s clearly, insightfully, and memorably.
Longitudes and Attitudes is made up of Friedman?s New York Times columns as well as a diary of his private experiences and reflections as he travels to Europe, the Mideast, and the Far East. He talks with the major players in the story and to men and women in the street as he develops and refines his unique perspective on the new kind of war America finds itself fighting. And he helps us to understand who ?they? are, and reassures us about who ?we? are.
In the author?s words, the result is ?a ?word album? that captures and preserves the raw, unpolished emotional and analytical responses that illustrate how I, and others, felt as we tried to grapple with September 11 and its aftermath.? More than any other journalist writing today, Friedman gives voice to America?s awakening sense of a radically new world and our own complex place in it.« less
Tom Friedman has a regular column in the New York Times. I have always loved his columns and this book is excellent (It is actually a collection of his NY Times columns). A must read for anyone who is interested in politics in the middle east, terrorism and its origin and the Iraq war.
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This author is winner of the 2002 Pulitzer prize for Commentary. The audio cassette is read by the author. It is brand new and still in shrink wrap. If you are intrested in all the players in September 11th this is for you. In the author's words, "the result is a word album that captures and preserves the raw, unpolished emotional and analytical responses that illustrate how I, and others, felt as we tried to grapple with Sept.11th and its aftermath as it continues to unfold."