So Many Enemies, So Little Time: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places

Paperback | March 29, 2005

byElinor Burkett

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At a time when Americans were so riveted by questions about their place in a newly hostile world and were swearing off air travel, Elinor Burkett did not just take a trip -- she took a headlong dive into enemy territories.

Her yearlong odyssey began with her assignment as a Fulbright Professor teaching journalism in Kyrgyzstan, a faded fragment of Soviet might in the heart of Central Asia -- a place of dilapidated apartments, bizarre food, and demoralized citizens clinging to the safety of Brother Russia. She then journeyed to Afghanistan and Iraq -- where she mingled with tense Iraqis, watching the gathering storm clouds of an American-led invasion -- as well as Iran, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, China, and Vietnam.

Whether she's writing about being served goat's head in a Kyrgyz yurt, checking out bowling alleys in Baghdad, or trying to cook a chicken in a crumbling apartment, Burkett offers an eclectic series of adventures that are alternately comical, poignant, and discomfiting.

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At a time when Americans were so riveted by questions about their place in a newly hostile world and were swearing off air travel, Elinor Burkett did not just take a trip -- she took a headlong dive into enemy territories.Her yearlong odyssey began with her assignment as a Fulbright Professor teaching journalism in Kyrgyzstan, a faded ...

The author of eight previous books, Elinor Burkett, who holds a doctorate in history, has reported for the Miami Herald, written for many of America's leading magazines, chaired the journalism department at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and trained reporters in Central Asia and Africa. She divides her time between the Catskill Mo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:March 29, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006052443X

ISBN - 13:9780060524432

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