Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World after September 11

Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World after September 11

by Thomas L. Friedman
     
 

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In 2002, Thomas L. Friedman won his third Pulitzer Prize “for his clarity of vision, based on extensive reporting, in commenting on the worldwide impact of the terrorist threat” after the attacks of September 11, 2001. This virtually unprecedented recognition underlines Friedman’s unique ability to interpret and illuminate the world for Americans

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In 2002, Thomas L. Friedman won his third Pulitzer Prize “for his clarity of vision, based on extensive reporting, in commenting on the worldwide impact of the terrorist threat” after the attacks of September 11, 2001. This virtually unprecedented recognition underlines Friedman’s unique ability to interpret and illuminate the world for Americans clearly, insightfully, and memorably.

Longitudes and Attitudes is made up of Friedman’s New York Times columns as well as a diary of his private experiences and reflections as he travels to Europe, the Mideast, and the Far East. He talks with the major players in the story and to men and women in the street as he develops and refines his unique perspective on the new kind of war America finds itself fighting. And he helps us to understand who “they” are, and reassures us about who “we” are.

In the author’s words, the result is “a ‘word album’ that captures and preserves the raw, unpolished emotional and analytical responses that illustrate how I, and others, felt as we tried to grapple with September 11 and its aftermath.” More than any other journalist writing today, Friedman gives voice to America’s awakening sense of a radically new world and our own complex place in it.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This lucid book, consisting of Friedman's exceptionally frank and convincing columns and an insightful post-September 11 diary, prods at the questions surrounding that day and offers an invaluable reporter's perspective on the world from outside U.S. borders. The previously unpublished diary offers the most insight to the state of the world after September 11."

-Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786249237
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
12/27/2002
Series:
Basic Ser.
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
581
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.86(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas L. Friedman has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work at The New York Times, where he serves as the foreign affairs columnist. He is the author of three other bestselling books, including 2005’s The World Is Flat, which was given the first Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Friedman was also named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Washington, D.C. area
Date of Birth:
July 20, 1953
Place of Birth:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Education:
B.A. in Mediterranean Studies, Brandeis University, 1975; M.A. in Modern Middle East Studies, Oxford University, 1978
Website:
http://www.thomaslfriedman.com/

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