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The Trail to an Iranian Jail
     

The Trail to an Iranian Jail

by Joshua Hammer
 

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The lush peaks of Iraqi Kurdistan are irresistible to a certain breed of bold backpacker: They’re exotic, beautiful, and way off the beaten track. But when three young Americans were arrested by Iranian border guards last July after straying too far down a trail, the costs of adventure travel got a lot higher. As the hikers languished in their cells, Joshua

Overview

The lush peaks of Iraqi Kurdistan are irresistible to a certain breed of bold backpacker: They’re exotic, beautiful, and way off the beaten track. But when three young Americans were arrested by Iranian border guards last July after straying too far down a trail, the costs of adventure travel got a lot higher. As the hikers languished in their cells, Joshua Hammer decided to find out how they got into this mess - and what it would take to get them out.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013002708
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
File size:
192 KB

Meet the Author

Joshua Hammer spent 15 years a foreign correspondent and Bureau Chief for Newsweek magazine, based, successively, in Nairobi, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Cape Town. A Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2004-2005, Hammer left Newsweek the following year and became a freelance writer, based in Berlin. He is a contributing writer and editor for the Smithsonian, and a contributing editor for Outside, and writes regularly for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Fast Company, Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. He is the author of Chosen by God, which was a a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; A Season in Bethlehem; and Yokohama Burning.

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