So Many Enemies, So Little Time: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places


At a time when Americans were so riveted by questions about their place in a newly hostile world and were swearing off air travel, Elinor Burkett did not just take a trip — she took a headlong dive into enemy territories.

Author: Elinor Burkett
ISBN: 9780060524432
Binding: Paperback, 336, Pages
Published Year: 2005
Language: English

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Her yearlong odyssey began 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. She then journeyed to Afghanistan and Iraq — where she mingled with tense Iraqis, watching the gathering storm clouds of an American-led invasion — as well as Iran, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, China, and Vietnam.

Whether she’s writing about being served goat’s head in a Kyrgyz yurt, checking out bowling alleys in Baghdad, or trying to cook a chicken in a crumbling apartment, Burkett offers an eclectic series of adventures that are alternately comical, poignant, and discomfiting.

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Weight 0.32 kg
Dimensions 20.3 × 13.5 × 2 cm