Title: The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: Used - Very Good
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks March 2006
0812972767 / 9780812972764
Seller ID: 123241
Very little cover wear, firm binding, unmarked text. Slight cigarette smoke odor.
An Eighth Day View:
A thrilling page-turner of epic proportions, Tom Reiss's panoramic bestseller tells the true story of a Jew who transformed himself into a Muslim prince in Nazi Germany. Lev Nussimbaum escaped the Russian Revolution in a camel caravan and, as "Essad Bey," became a celebrated author with the enduring novel Ali and Nino as well as an adventurer, a real-life Indiana Jones with a fatal secret. Reiss pursued Lev's story across ten countries and found himself caught up in encounters as dramatic and surreal-and sometimes as heartbreaking-as his subject's life.