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Children of Jihad: A Young American's Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East
By Jason Collins (narrator) and Jared Cohen
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc
Publication date September 1, 2007
Pages 8
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781433203787
ISBN-10 1433203782
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 6 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
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Summary
Documents the author's travels to the Middle East in search of an understanding of radical Islamic violence, journeys during which he focused his research on Muslim youth and learned about his interviewees' perspectives and experiences at the risk of his own life. Simultaneous.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Classrooms were never sufficient for Jared Cohen; he wanted to learn about global affairs by witnessing them firsthand. While studying on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford, he took a crash course in Arabic, read voraciously on the history and culture of the Middle East, and in 2004 he embarked on the first of a series of incredible journeys to the Middle East. In an effort to try to understand the spread of radical Islamist violence, he focused his research on Muslim youth. The result is Children of Jihad, a portrait of paradox that probes much deeper than any journalist or pundit ever could.

Written with candor and featuring dozens of eye-opening anecdotes, Cohen's account begins in Lebanon, where he interviews Hezbollah members at, of all places, a McDonald's. In Iran, he defies government threats and sneaks into underground parties, where bootleg liquor, Western music, and the Internet are all easy to access. His risky itinerary also takes him to a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, borderlands in Syria, the insurgency hotbed of Mosul, and other frontline locales. At each turn, he observes a culture at an uncanny crossroads: Bedouin shepherds with satellite dishes to provide Western TV shows, young women wearing garish makeup despite religious mandates, teenagers sending secret text messages and arranging illicit trysts. Gripping and daring, Children of Jihad shows us the future through the eyes of those who are shaping it.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781592403240
 
from Gotham Books (October 25, 2007)
9781592403240 | details & prices | 278 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Documents the author's travels to the Middle East in search of an understanding of radical Islamic violence, journeys during which he focused his research on Muslim youth and learned about his interviewees' perspectives and experiences at the risk of hisown life.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781592403998
 
Reprint edition from Avery Pub Group (August 26, 2008)
9781592403998 | details & prices | 278 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $17.00
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781433203787
 
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With Jason Collins (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (September 1, 2007)
9781433203787 | details & prices | 8 pages | 5.25 × 6.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Documents the author's travels to the Middle East in search of an understanding of radical Islamic violence, journeys during which he focused his research on Muslim youth and learned about his interviewees' perspectives and experiences at the risk of hisown life.

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