East is West

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Author: Freya Stark
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Hard Cover

1945 First Edition
Publisher -
John Murray, London.
Cover is hard bound in green cloth with author's signature gilt stamped in front cover.
No Dust Jacket is present.
End Papers are intact, white. 'Ministry of Information' stamped on front endpapers.
Preliminaries – Frontispiece: Photo 'Young Arabia'. Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Introduction; Map of the region.
Main Text Body - 213 Pages. Fine and clean.B&W photos throughout.

End Matters – Index.
Edges are even and unworn.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage.  Gilt lettering.
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.

During World War II Stark joined the British Ministry of Information, and contributed to the creation of the propaganda network Ikhwan al Hurriya (Brotherhood of Freedom) aimed at persuading Arabs to support the Allies or at least remain neutral. These wartime experiences were described in her Letters from Syria (1942) and East is West (1945).


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