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Thomas L. Friedman

Thomas L. Friedman
Fred Conrad

Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist-the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of six bestselling books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World Is Flat.He was born in Minneapolis in 1953, and grew up in the middle-class Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. He graduated from Brandeis University in 1975 with a degree in Mediterranean studies, attended St. Antony's College, Oxford, on a Marshall Scholarship, and received an M.Phil. degree in modern Middle East studies from Oxford. After three years with United Press International, he joined The New York Times, where he has worked ever since as a reporter, correspondent, bureau chief, and columnist. At the Times, he has won three Pulitzer Prizes: in 1983 for international reporting (from Lebanon), in 1988 for international reporting (from Israel), and in 2002 for his columns after the September 11th attacks. Friedman's first book, From Beirut to Jerusalem, won the National Book Award in 1989. His second book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization (1999), won the Overseas Press Club Award for best book on foreign policy in 2000. In 2002 FSG published a collection of his Pulitzer Prize-winning columns, along with a diary he kept after 9/11, as Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11. His fourth book, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (2005) became a #1 New York Times bestseller and received the inaugural Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in November 2005. A revised and expanded edition was published in hardcover in 2006 and in 2007. The World Is Flat has sold more than 4 million copies in thirty-seven languages. In 2008 he brought out Hot, Flat, and Crowded, which was published in a revised edition a year later. His sixth book, That Used to Be Us: How American Fell Behind in the World We Invented and How We Can Come Back, co-written with Michael Mandelbaum, was published in 2011.Thomas L. Friedman lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.

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The author of THE WORLD IS FLAT returns with a new, essential book: HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED: WHY WE NEED A GREEN REVOLUTION--AND HOW IT CAN RENEW AMERICA. Friedman explains how by embracing green technology and clean energy, America can regain its world stature and lead the next big industry.

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Thank You for Being Late

Thank You for Being Late

Thomas L. Friedman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A New York Times Bestseller

A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observers

We all sense it—something big...

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From Beirut to Jerusalem

From Beirut to Jerusalem

Thomas L. Friedman
Picador
Picador

"If you're only going to read one book on the Middle East, this is it."---Seymour M. Hersh

One of the most thought-provoking books ever written about the Middle East,...

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That Used to Be Us

That Used to Be Us

Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum
Picador
Picador

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2011

In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze the four...

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The Lexus and the Olive Tree

The Lexus and the Olive Tree

Thomas L. Friedman
Picador
Picador

"A brilliant guide for the here and now."---The New York Times Book Review

In this vivid portrait of the new business world, Thomas L. Friedman shows how technology, capital,...

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Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0

Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0

Thomas L. Friedman
Picador
Picador

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year
A Washington Post Best Book of the Year
A Businessweek Best Business Book...

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Hot, Flat, and Crowded

Hot, Flat, and Crowded

Thomas L. Friedman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Thomas L. Friedman's phenomenal number-one bestseller The World Is Flat has helped millions of readers to see the world in a new way. In his brilliant, essential new book, Friedman takes a...

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The World Is Flat 3.0

The World Is Flat 3.0

Thomas L. Friedman
Picador
Picador

A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller

"One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate...

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The World is Flat New Material from Release 3.0

The World is Flat New Material from Release 3.0

Thomas L. Friedman, read by Oliver Wyman
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Audio

Tying into the new paperback and with a new preface, Thomas L. Friedman's account of the flattening of the earth is a modern classic

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Longitudes and Attitudes

Longitudes and Attitudes

Thomas L. Friedman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

America's leading observer of the international scene on the minute-by-minute events of September 11th--before, during and after

As the Foreign Affairs columnist for the The New...

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