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Scott Anderson
Scott Anderson

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Scott Anderson is a veteran war correspondent who has reported from Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Northern Ireland, Chechnya, Sudan, Bosnia, El Salvador and many other strife-torn countries. A frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine, his work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, Harper’s and Outside. He is the author of novels Moonlight Hotel and Triage and of non-fiction books The Man Who Tried to Save the World and The 4 O’Clock Murders, and co-author of War Zones and Inside The League with his brother Jon Lee Anderson.

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Lawrence in Arabia
War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Written by Scott Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $17.95

Finalist for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography

One of the Best Books of the Year:
The Christian Science Monitor
NPR
The Seattle Times 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 
Chicago Tribune


A New York Times Notable Book

The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T. E. Lawrence, “a sideshow of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Lawrence in Arabia
War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Written by Scott Anderson


Format: Hardcover, 592 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $28.95

A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history—the Arab Revolt and the secret “great game” to control the Middle East.

The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War One was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, “a sideshow of a sideshow.”... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Lawrence in Arabia
War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Written by Scott Anderson


Format: eBook, 592 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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The Man Who Tried to Save the World
The Dangerous Life and Mysterious Disappearance of an American Hero
Written by Scott Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 402 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 16, 2000
Price: $17.95

A swashbuckling Texan, a teller of tall tales, a womanizer, and a renegade, Fred Cuny spent his life in countries rent by war, famine, and natural disasters, saving many thousands of lives through his innovative and sometimes controversial methods of relief work. Cuny earned his nickname "Master of Disaster" for his... Read more >

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Moonlight Hotel

Written by Scott Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $14.95

David Richards is a mid-level diplomat assigned to the sleepy, backwater Middle Eastern kingdom of Kutar in 1983. He spends his days on minor development projects and his nights seducing ambassador’s wives. But when news of a tribal skirmish reaches the capital, Richards soon finds himself embroiled in a civil war... Read more >
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Moonlight Hotel

Written by Scott Anderson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $11.99

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