The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life

by Reiss, Tom
4.5 out of 5 Customer Rating
ISBN: 9780812972764
Used - Trade Paperback - 9780812972764


A thrilling page-turner of epic proportions, Tom Reiss's panoramic bestseller tells the true story of a Jew who transformed himself into a Muslim prince in Nazi Germany. Lev Nussimbaum escaped the Russian Revolution in a camel caravan and, as "Essad Bey," became a celebrated author with the enduring novel Ali and Nino as well as an adventurer, a real-life Indiana Jones with a fatal secret. Reiss pursued Lev's story across ten countries and found himself caught up in encounters as dramatic and surreal-and sometimes as heartbreaking-as his subject's life.

  • Format: TradePaperback
  • Author: Reiss, Tom
  • ISBN: 9780812972764
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 1.14
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • Publication Year: 2006

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