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The Arabs: Journeys Beyond the Mirage
The Arabs: Journeys Beyond the Mirage
By David Lamb
Random House, 1986, 412 pp

A chatty, informal memoir of an American correspondent's encounter with the Arab world during his assignment to the Middle East in the early 1980s. He eschews heavy political reporting and uses stories with human interest to bring the Arabs as individuals and as a people to the attention of the average American who-because of indifference, neglect, or the power and persuasion of the partisans of Israel-has a distorted or even blank image of them.