NO FRIENDS BUT THE MOUNTAINS: Dispatches from the World's Violent Highlands.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Basic Books, 2017. First edition - A veteran war correspondent, Matloff journeyed to eight "remote mountain communities across the globe - from Albania and Chechnya to Nepal and Colombia - to investigate why so many conflicts occur at great heights. Mountainous regions are home to only ten percent of the world's population yet host a strikingly disproportionate share of the world's conflicts. . . . Traveling to conflict zones across the world, she introduces us to Albanian teenagers involved in ancient blood feuds; Mexican peasants hunting down violent poppy growers; and Jihadists who have resisted the Russian military for decades. At every stop, Matloff reminds us that the drugs, terrorism, and instability cascading down the mountainside affect us all." Bibliographic essay, 238 pp.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. An uncoomon advance issue