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Description - The Sand Cafe by Neil MacFarquhar

Dhahran Palace Hotel, Saudi Arabia, 1991. The U. S. forces are massing on the border with Iraq, preparing to throw Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait. There are rumors of SCUD missiles, talk of the possibility of chemical attack, but in fact, nothing is really happening. With no story to report, the press is getting restive. The Sand Caf is a satire of modern war reporting that mercilessly exposes the life of the foreign correspondent: endless trips in pursuit of a really big story, gathering frustration, and brewing jealousy directed towards other reporters. Neil MacFarquhar, a veteran of the Middle East foreign press corps, has written a woundingly witty black comedy of those who bring us news from the front lines.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586484347
ISBN-10: 1586484346
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Neil MacFarquhar

Neil MacFarquhar has worked s a correspondent in the Arab world for more than twelve years, including the last five as the Cairo bureau chief for the New York Times. He is currently covering Islam in North America.