Annal: 1989 National Book Award for Nonfiction

Results of the National Book Award in the year 1989.

Book:From Beirut to Jerusalem

From Beirut to Jerusalem

Thomas L. Friedman

From Beirut to Jerusalem is the startling, intense and thought-provoking account of Thomas L. Friedman’s decade of reporting in the strife-ridden Middle East.

Thomas L. Friedman has won two Pulitzer Prizes—one for his reporting in Beirut and one for reporting in Jerusalem, the two cities at the center of the Arab-Israeli conflict. No two cities have received more headline coverage, nor been more hotly debated, and no reporter has covered them more in depth than Friedman. In his journey from Beirut to Jerusalem, Friedman gives us a panoramic view of both the political and personal conflicts.

As a reporter for UPI and The New York Times, he was stationed in Beirut from 1979 to 1984, and in Lebanon from 1984 to 1989. He describes with intense vividness the sometimes horrifying, sometimes wondrous cities, for which, he says, nothing…[more]

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