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The Carpet Wars by [Christopher Kremmer]

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The Carpet Wars Kindle Edition

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Length: 448 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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A fascination with carpets leads Christopher Kremmer to roam the troubled lands where they originate. He encounters a marvellous cast of people, from Iranian carpet salesmen to houseboat owners in Kashmir, displaced Afghan nomads to sometimes shady merchants of the bazaar, as well as political and religious leaders who have become household names.

In the remote Hindu Kush, Kremmer celebrates 'Eid' with the late Afghan guerrilla legend, Ahmad Shah Massoud; he meets the fearsome Uzbek warlord Abdul Rashid Dostrum in his fortress headquarters outside Mazar-e-Sharif, and in Kandahar, takes tea with Taliban leaders, and goes hunting for Osama bin Laden. What he finds are Muslim nations hanging by a thread, their people betrayed by despotic leaders, and economies kept afloat by little more than rugs, drugs and oil.

'The Carpet Wars' is an intimate and compelling portrait of one of the most ancient and misunderstood parts of the world, and an impassioned plea for breaking down the barriers of ignorance that separate it from the West.

About the Author

Born in Sydney in 1958, Christopher Kremmer has spent the past decade exploring Asia nad writing about it for print and broadcast media. His award-winning first book, Stalking the Elephant Kings, unearthed the skeletons of communist rule in Indochina. He lives in Sydney.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1722 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: 4th Estate (17 March 2010)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003CQIB1E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #277,376 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Adrian J. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars More than just travel writing material, travel companion material
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly informative and engaging
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best travel books I have ever read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting account
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Different Perspective
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Darrell T. Freund
2.0 out of 5 stars The author should stick to carpets
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