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So Many Enemies, So Little Time: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places (edição: 2005)

de Elinor Burkett

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"At a time when Americans are so riveted by questions about their place in a newly hostile world that they are swearing off air travel, Elinor Burkett does not just take a trip; she takes a headlong dive into enemy territories, crisscrossing back and forth between Ronald Reagan's old Evil Empire and George Bush's new Axis of Evil."."Her adventure begins 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. But when she refuses to join the other expatriates evacuated from the "-stans," it turns into much more. She flies into Afghanistan just as the Taliban are departing, mingles with tense Iraquis watching the gathering storm clouds of an American-led invasion and becomes the target of the resentments of the old comrades of the former Soviet Union. Journeying between Iran and Mongolia, Uzbekistan, China and Vietnam, she confronts old enemies in an era of terrifying new ones."--BOOK JACKET.… (mais)
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Título:So Many Enemies, So Little Time: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places
Autores:Elinor Burkett
Informação:Harper Perennial (2005), Paperback, 336 pages
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Elinor Burkett accepted a Fulbright scholarship to teach for a year in Central Asia post 9/11. This is an excellently written memoir of her travels and experiences throughout the region from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan to Iran and everywhere in between. She is adept at illiciting the locals opinions of politics, culture and the world, which often follows a rationale that is never even considered in the West. As someone suffering from wanderlust, I applaud the intrepid Ms. Burkett. She's much braver that I could ever be. ( )
  varielle | Mar 28, 2018 |
An interesting travelogue of the author hell bent on visiting all the world's premier non-tourist destinations like kyrgystan, turmkmenistan, kazakhstan etc. After living in them for any amount of time you will not take anything for granted.
  danoomistmatiste | Jan 24, 2016 |
An interesting travelogue of the author hell bent on visiting all the world's premier non-tourist destinations like kyrgystan, turmkmenistan, kazakhstan etc. After living in them for any amount of time you will not take anything for granted.
  kkhambadkone | Jan 17, 2016 |
I enjoyed this book, but it did not lead me to add this region to the places I want to visit. My son worked with an organization that brings young people from various regions of the world (including the various "stans" of Central Asia) to visit and learn about the U.S. Meeting and talking with some of these students suggested there is hope for the future, but resolution of so many conflicts will be a long time coming. ( )
  Jcambridge | Jul 17, 2013 |
Burkett's chronicle of her Fulbright year teaching journalism in Kyrgyzstan, with regional peregrinations, rebuts easy criticisms of the United States' behavior in the region. I appreciated this perspective, while at times finding Burkett a little jingoistic. Most tellingly, I am hard-pressed to remember any positive appraisal from her of this region's politics, governance, or infrastructure. Therefore, read with some skepticism; it is too easy an analysis for the U.S. to be basically helpful and put-upon and the former soviet to be inefficient and oppressive. ( )
  OshoOsho | Mar 30, 2013 |
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"At a time when Americans are so riveted by questions about their place in a newly hostile world that they are swearing off air travel, Elinor Burkett does not just take a trip; she takes a headlong dive into enemy territories, crisscrossing back and forth between Ronald Reagan's old Evil Empire and George Bush's new Axis of Evil."."Her adventure begins 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. But when she refuses to join the other expatriates evacuated from the "-stans," it turns into much more. She flies into Afghanistan just as the Taliban are departing, mingles with tense Iraquis watching the gathering storm clouds of an American-led invasion and becomes the target of the resentments of the old comrades of the former Soviet Union. Journeying between Iran and Mongolia, Uzbekistan, China and Vietnam, she confronts old enemies in an era of terrifying new ones."--BOOK JACKET.

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