Don't put off till tomorrow the book you can read today!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
An Arabian Journey - One Man's Quest Through the Heart of the Middle East - cover

An Arabian Journey - One Man's Quest Through the Heart of the Middle East

Levison Wood

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

  • 1
  • 2
  • 0

Summary

In the vein of Wood's previous books Walking the Nile, Walking the Himalayas, and Walking the Americas, Arabia is a both a thrilling travelogue and a rich portrait of the people and cultures that Wood encounters along his journey. 
Arabiais likely to garner special international interest and coverage given its engagement with several geopolitical issues in the Middle East, such as the Syrian civil war, the terror of ISIS, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Arabia includes a full color, 16-page insert of photos taken throughout the expedition. 
Hudson Booksellers has selected Levison Wood as a guest of honor at their annual Hudson Show in Las Vegas this December. Previous guests of honor have included John Oliver and Trevor Noah. Following the Hudson Show, Hudson will specially promote Levison's books, including Arabia, throughout all of 2019. All of Wood's walking expeditions have been accompanied by a Channel 4 TV series, and Arabia is no exception: his documentary An Arabian Journey will premiere Fall 2019. The series for Walking the Nile and Walking the Himalayas have been sold throughout the world.
A Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller, Levison Wood's last book, Walking the Americas, was published in the UK alongside the release of Wood’s eponymous Channel 4 TV series, which reached over 2 million viewers per episode. It was also longlisted for the Banff Mountain Book award for adventure travel. In the US, Grove's 2017 publication of Walking the Americans garnered excellent reviews and was a New York Times Summer Reading pick in the Travel category, selected by Liesl Schillinger. Levison Wood’s 2016 book, Walking the Himalayas, won the Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year Award. Wood’s Eastern Horizons has been shortlisted for the Adventure Travel Book of the Year award in the UK. A former British paratrooper who served in Afghanistan, Wood is an accomplished writer, photographer, and explorer. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Wood was named one of “The 50 Most Adventurous Men” by Men’s Journal and a “Top 40 Traveller” by Condé Nast Traveler (UK).

Other books that might interest you

  • 911:5 MInutes to Midnight? - cover

    911:5 MInutes to Midnight?

    Markus Rehbach

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    I am a man standing on a speeding train. You are standing on the platform. If I reach out my hand to you, at least one of us is going to get hurt. This book, and my ‘911:five minutes to midnight’ are my attempt to ‘bring you up to speed’. Until you have read this book, your mind will be closed to the very important message many people are trying to share with you at this critical moment.
     
    This book explains what 911 really means. What happened. Who did what when. And why. It then places 911 in the context of the New World Order, Zionism, Central Banking, and the ‘shadow government’ that has been playing us all for fools for so long. This is probably your best chance at understanding what is going on. This is probably your last chance to change the course of events. Please make sure you read this as soon as you can, and get your friends to read it too. You could spend months searching for this information, and then years trying to ‘join the dots’. It has taken me decades to get to the stage where I can present the truth to anyone who is intellectually able, but more importantly, emotionally willing, to accept the truth. The whole truth may yet elude us, but I have presented enough of it to justify a compelling and urgent call to be put out to anyone who still believes in the idea of personal freedom, democracy, and justice. I have included compressed versions of the Old and New Testaments, ‘Mein Kampf’, and ‘The Protocols of The Elders of Zion’ so that you can place the current events in perspective. Once you understand how the U.S petro-dollar and Central Banking function, and how they tricked us all on 911, me included, you will be outraged at how the mass media have duped us all.
    Show book
  • Wasted Time - cover

    Wasted Time

    Edward Hertrich

    • 1
    • 3
    • 0
    The prison memoir of Edward Hertrich, a survivor of 35 years in some of Canada’s harshest prisons
    Narrative is unpolished and frank, told in Hertrich's own words
    Author is a reformed criminal who spent most of his life in prison and now works to support rehabilitation and redemption
    Show book
  • The Man They Wanted Me to Be - Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making - cover

    The Man They Wanted Me to Be -...

    Jared Yates Sexton

    • 0
    • 8
    • 1
    "This book is critically important to our historical moment . . . [C]rackles with intensity and absolutely refuses to allow the reader to look away for even a moment from the blight that toxic masculinity in America has wrought." —Nicholas Cannariato, NPR  Based on his provocative and popular New York Times op-ed, The Man They Wanted Me to Be is both memoir and cultural analysis. Jared Yates Sexton alternates between an examination of his working class upbringing and historical, psychological, and sociological sources that examine the genesis of toxic masculinity and its consequences for society. As progressivism changes American society, and globalism shifts labor away from traditional manufacturing, the roles that have been prescribed to men since the Industrial Revolution have been rendered as obsolete. Donald Trump's campaign successfully leveraged male resentment and entitlement, and now, with Trump as president and the rise of the #MeToo movement, it’s clear that our current definitions of masculinity are outdated and even dangerous. Deeply personal and thoroughly researched, The Man They Wanted Me to Be examines how we teach boys what’s expected of men in America, and the long-term effects of that socialization—which include depression, shorter lives, misogyny, and suicide. Sexton turns his keen eye to the establishment of the racist patriarchal structure which has favored white men, and investigates the personal and societal dangers of such outdated definitions of manhood.
    Show book
  • Richard Feynman - A Life in Science - cover

    Richard Feynman - A Life in Science

    John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    One hundred years on from his birth, and 30 since his death, Richard Feynman’s discoveries in modern physics are still thoroughly relevant. Magnificently charismatic and fun-loving, he brought a sense of adventure to the study of science.
     
    His extraordinary career included war-time work on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, a profoundly original theory of quantum mechanics, for which he won the Nobel prize, and major contributions to the sciences of gravity, nuclear physics and particle theory.
     
    Interweaving personal anecdotes and recollections with clear scientific narrative, acclaimed science writers John and Mary Gribbin reveal a fascinating man with an immense passion for life – a superb teacher, a wonderful showman and one of the greatest scientists of his generation.
    Show book
  • The Parrot's Perch - A Memoir - cover

    The Parrot's Perch - A Memoir

    Karen Keilt

    • 0
    • 6
    • 0
    The Parrot’s Perch opens in 2013, when Karen Keilt, age sixty, receives an invitation to testify at the Brazilian National Truth Commission at the UN in New York.  The email sparks memories of her “previous life”—the one she has kept safely bottled up for more than thirty-seven years. Hopeful of helping to raise awareness about ongoing human rights violations in Brazil, she wants to testify, but she anguishes over reliving the horrific events of her youth.
    
    In the pages that follow, Keilt tells the story of her life in Brazil—from her exclusive, upper-class lifestyle and dreams of Olympic medals to her turmoil-filled youth. Full of hints of a dark oligarchy in Brazil, corruption, crime, and military interference, The Parrot’s Perch is a searing, sometimes shocking true tale of suffering, struggle—and survival.
    Show book
  • Rooster - The Life and Times of the Real Rooster Cogburn the Man Who Inspired True Grit - cover

    Rooster - The Life and Times of...

    Brett Cogburn

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    “Fans of frontier arcana will revel” in this biography of the Arkansas cowboy, outlaw, and immortal Wild West frontiersman (Publishers Weekly).   Celebrated in Charles Portis’s classic novel and three hit films, the real “Rooster” Cogburn was as bold, brash, and bigger-than-life as the American West itself. Now, in this page-turning account, Cogburn’s great-great-grandson reveals the truth behind the fiction—and the man behind the myth . . . He was born in 1866 in Fancy Hill, Arkansas, the descendant of pioneers and moonshiners. Six foot three, dark eyed, and a dead shot with a rifle, Franklin “Rooster” Cogburn was as hard as the rocky mountain ground his family settled. The only authority the Cogburn clan recognized was God and a gun. And though he never packed a badge, Rooster meted out his own justice—taking on a posse of US deputy marshals in a blazing showdown. Now a wanted man, with a $500 reward on his head, Rooster—proud, stubborn, fearless, and ornery to the bitter end—rode into legend. In Rooster, “[Brett Cogburn]  . . . amazes and astounds us with the true-life story” of a genuine American icon, and unforgettable man of the West (Booklist). “The author has done extensive research to bring the times and his ancestor to life. It’s an interesting read, especially for history buffs. His descriptions of the Fort Smith area, Indian Territory and southeastern Oklahoma are outstanding.” —The Oklahoman   “In this book, [Cogburn] has blended family lore and good research to produce an entertaining portrait.” —The Dallas Morning News
    Show book