BAD MOON RISING: A Chronicle of the Middle East Today

Gilles Kepel, Author, Pascale Ghazaleh, Translator ; trans. from the French by Pascale Ghazaleh. Saqi $13.95 (144p) ISBN 978-0-86356-303-4

The author of Jihad: The Trial of Political Islam and a professor at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, Kepel left for the Middle East in the wake of September 11. This first-person, high-level blog-like book, serialized in Le Monde in May 2002, proceeds day by day, beginning October 13, 2001, in autumnal Cairo, where he sees the impact of Osama bin Laden, a "great communicator," on Egypt's youth, and ending in April 2002 in L.A., contemplating Hollywood's failed attempts to come to grips with an "imperious, wounded America." (Sept. 13)

Reviewed on: 08/04/2003
Release date: 01/01/2003
Genre: Nonfiction
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