Sandcastles: The Arabs in Search of the Modern World
Alfred A. Knopf

Sandcastles: The Arabs in Search of the Modern World

  • Publish Date: 1994-06-01
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Milton Viorst

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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.


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