Sandcastles: The Arabs in Search of the Modern World
- Publish Date: 1994-06-01
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Milton Viorst
A book about the 200 million Arabs who share a language & a variety of historical experiences, the culture of Islam -- & a deep-seated uncertainty about their place in a world changing at terrifying speed. In the midst of war, enormous economic disparities, personal & ideological rivalries & threats from the outside, the Arabs are searching for their place in the modern world. Viorst, drawing upon his long personal experience as a correspondent in the Middle East, takes us into the aspirations, fears, prejudices, hopes & convictions of the inhabitants of 7 key countries, & of the people without a country -- the Palestinians.