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David Lamb

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David Lamb is an eight-time Pulitzer Prize nominee who has traveled the world for twenty-five years as a Los Angeles Times correspondent. He is the author of four widely praised previous books. He and his wife, Sandy Northrup, live in Virginia, near a bike path that runs along the Potomac.

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The Africans

Written by David Lamb


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 1987
Price: $19.95

This edition of Lamb's acclaimed 1983 book on sub-Saharan Africa contains an epilogue that covers events up to 1987 and includes a report on the author's visit to Ethiopia during the famine of the mid-1980s. Part travelogue, part contemporary history, it is a portrait of a continent that sometimes seems hell-bent... Read more >
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The Africans

Written by David Lamb


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 24, 2011
Price: $13.99

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The Arabs
Journeys Beyond the Mirage
Written by David Lamb


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 19, 2002
Price: $16.95

The Arabs is widely considered one of the essential books for understanding the Middle East and the peoples who live there. David Lamb, who spent years as a correspondent in Cairo, explores the Arabs’ religious, political, and cultural views, noting the differences and key similarities between the many segments of the... Read more >
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The Arabs
Journeys Beyond the Mirage
Written by David Lamb


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 22, 2011
Price: $12.99

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