THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: A Journey at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Random House, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - In the tradition of Freya Stark and Rebecca West, this is an account of the author's travels "from the countries of West Africa and the fundamentalist enclaves of Egypt and Iran to the culturally explosive lands of Central Asia, India, Pakistan, and Southeast Asia with hardly more than a notebook and a backpack. The result is an intimate portrait of the devastated parts of the world whose cultural disasters - like those in Rwanda, Bosnia, and Chechnya - will dominate our attention and remake the world of tomorrow." Events in the 20 years since this book was first published only underscore the importance of understanding these regions and the hopes and fears of those who live in them. Maps, bibliography, index. xiv, 476 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-679431489.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.