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A record of the author’s extraordinary journey through the arid “Empty Quarter” of Arabia, where people had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels.
What makes this book stand out?
The book stresses on the various changes that the Bedouin lives have gone through after the Second World War and how the traditions have been somewhat lost with time.
Read it for
the classic account the book presents the Middle East, which is invaluable today and the author’s ability to accept cultural differences.
Don't read it for
The author does not go into great visual detail, which is often considered unappealing.