Faith at War

A Journey on the Frontlines of Islam, from Baghdad to Timbuktu

Yaroslav Trofimov

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In the aftermath of 9/11, Yaroslav Trofimov spent three years crisscrossing the Islamic world to create this unprecedented report. Mingling with ordinary Muslims, prominent clerics, and heads of state alike, he paints a ground-level picture of Islamic life as it is being changed by the Western war on terror. A sensitive, provocative portrait of a critical period in Muslim history, Faith at War introduces surprising ties between the Islamic world and our own.

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"Stylishly written, keenly observed dispatches."--William Grimes, The New York Times
 
"An illuminating arrival in this season of fog . . . I felt grateful for his detailed eyewitness accounts and independent point of view. Wherever the road twists next, American readers can only hope that its journalistic travelers include more like Trofimov, who has the language and courage to climb over daunting barriers to report plainly on what he sees and hears and feels on the other side."--Steve Coll, The Washington Post
 
"[An] epic tour of the post-9/11 Islamic world."--San Antonio Express-News
 
"Eye-popping peregrinations . . . essential for readers walking the minefield of U.S.-Arab relations--for anyone trying to follow the news."--Kirkus Reviews
 
"The cosmological description [of the Islamic 'universe'] is apt: The countries Trofimov visited seem, in their values, outlooks, and aspirations, very distant from our own. Faith at War serves as a kind of wormhole, through which we can enter that parallel universe and begin to comprehend it. . . . This book deserves a wide readership. The Muslims don't understand us, we don't understand them. Faith at War goes a long way toward solving the second part of that dismal equation."--Philip Caputo, The New York Times Book Review

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Yaroslav Trofimov

Yaroslav Trofimov joined The Wall Street Journal in 1999 and in 2001 became a roving foreign correspondent in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, and the Balkans. He lives with his family in Rome.

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Faith at War
A Journey on the Frontlines of Islam, from Baghdad to Timbuktu
Yaroslav Trofimov

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
April 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312425111
ISBN10: 0312425112
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages, Includes 7 black-and-white maps throughout
$19.00
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