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									Thomas L. FriedmanThomas L. Friedman
Occasionally blunt, often educational, but never boring, Thomas L. Friedman is among the best known and respected analysts of the Middle East. A three-time Pulitzer winner, his books and column for the New York Times take a no-nonsense, authoritative approach to complex global issues.

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Name:
Thomas L. Friedman
Current Home:
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
Awards:
Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting, 1983 and 1988; National Book Award for From Beirut to Jerusalem, 1989; Pulitzer Prize for commentary, 2002

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Friedman's Latest, Updated

Published Works

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								The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded] : A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, Author: 
								Thomas L. Friedman.

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The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded] : A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
by Thomas L. Friedman
In his latest thought-provoking work, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Friedman asserts that the most significant events of the 21st century are happening as we speak.

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								Longitudes and Attitudes: The World in the Age of Terrorism, Author: 
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*  From Beirut to Jerusalem: Updated with a New Chapter (1989)
*  The Lexus and the Olive Tree (1999)
*  Longitudes and Attitudes: The World in the Age of Terrorism (2002)
*  The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (2005)


An Early Activist

In high school, Friedman became "insufferable" in his obsession with Israel, he says. He wrote in From Beirut to Jersualem: "When the Syrians arrested thirteen Jews in Damascus, I wore a button for weeks that said Free the Damascus 13, which most of my high-school classmates thought referred to an underground offshoot of the Chicago 7. I recall my mother saying to me gently, 'Is that really necessary?' when I put the button on one Sunday morning to wear to our country-club brunch."



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Friedman's Beginnings

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								The Lexus and the Olive Tree, Author: 
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The Lexus and the Olive Tree
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Mixing anecdotes with inspired analysis of the post-Cold War global market, Friedman explains how the world has changed over the last half-century and how we might bridge the divide between ancient systems and the emerging order.

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								From Beirut to Jerusalem: Updated with a New Chapter, Author: 
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From Beirut to Jerusalem: Updated with a New Chapter
by Thomas L. Friedman
Friedman's National Book Award-winning first book -- a memoir of his days as the New York Times bureau chief first in Lebanon, then Israel -- is a fascinating, sometimes funny look at a journalist's education and a region's evolution.