Longitudes & Attitudes

  • by Thomas L. Friedman
  • Narrated by Thomas L. Friedman
  • 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 2002, Thomas L. Friedman won his third Pulitzer Prize "for his clarity of vision, based on extensive reporting, in commenting on the worldwide impact of the terrorist threat" after the attacks of September 11, 2001. This virtually unprecedented recognition underlines Friedman's unique ability to interpret and illuminate the world for American readers clearly, insightfully, and memorably. Longitudes & Attitudes is made up of Friedman's New York Times columns, as well as a diary of his private experiences and reflections as he travels to Europe, the Mideast, and the Far East. He talks with the major players in the story and men and women in the street as he develops and refines his unique perspective on the new kind of war America finds itself fighting. And he helps us to understand who "they" are, and reassures us about who "we" are. In the author's words, the result is "a 'word album' that captures and preserves the raw, unpolished emotional and analytical responses that illustrate how I, and others, felt as we tried to grapple with September 11 and its aftermath as it continues to unfold." More than any other journalist writing today, Friedman gives voice to America's awakening sense of a radically new world and our own complex place in it.


What the Critics Say

"This will no doubt, like his previous books, appear on best seller lists." (Publishers Weekly)
"Sharply pointed, finely delivered observations...essential reading for anyone keeping track on world events over the last year." (Kirkus Reviews)


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A necessary element for understanding

Not everyone will agree with Friedman's analysis, but no one who has seriously followed world events since 9/11 can doubt the depth of Friedman's understanding. If you haven't closely followed what's gone on in the world, Friedman's work is basic to any complete understanding. No matter what your own personal conclusions Friedman's careful background and thoughtful commentary will cause you to think more carefully about our "Post 9/11" world. I suspect more than a few open minds will be swayed, as well.
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- Mark

Longitudes & Attitudes

This is an exceptionally naive, presumptuous and liberally biased view of the current situation in the middle east and the world. Like many liberals today, Mr. Friedman has no grasp of facts, no concept of assets and no long-term perception. With friends like Friedman, who needs enemies?
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- Robert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-14-2003
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio