Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World after September 11

Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World after September 11

by Thomas L. Friedman

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America's leading observer of the international scene on the minute-by-minute events of September 11th—before, during and after

As the Foreign Affairs columnist for the The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman is in a unique position to interpret the world for American readers. Twice a week, Friedman's celebrated commentary provides the most trenchant, pithy,and illuminating perspective in journalism.

Longitudes and Attitudes contains the columns Friedman has published about the most momentous news story of our time, as well as a diary of his experiences and reactions during this period of crisis. As the author writes, the book is "not meant to be a comprehensive study of September 11 and all the factors that went into it. Rather, my hope is that it will constitute 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 and its aftermath, as they were unfolding."

Readers have repeatedly said that Friedman has expressed the essence of their own feelings, helping them not only by explaining who "they" are, but also by reassuring us about who "we" are. More than any other journalist writing, Friedman gives voice to America's awakening sense of its role in a changed world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781427201386
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Edition description: Abridged
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 4.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Thomas L. Friedman has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work at The New York Times, where he serves as the foreign affairs columnist. He is the author of three other bestselling books, including 2005's The World Is Flat, which was given the first Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Friedman was also named one of America's Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.


Washington, D.C. area

Date of Birth:

July 20, 1953

Place of Birth:

Minneapolis, Minnesota


B.A. in Mediterranean Studies, Brandeis University, 1975; M.A. in Modern Middle East Studies, Oxford University, 1978

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