Blood and Sand (Paperback)
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On 6 June 2004, Frank Gardner and cameraman Simon Cumbers were in a suburb of Riyadh, filming a report on Al-Qaeda when they were confronted by Islamist gunmen. Simon was killed outright. Frank was brought down by shots in the shoulder and leg. As he lay bleeding in the street, a figure stood over him and pumped four more bullets into him at point blank range...Against all the odds, Frank Gardner survived and this is his remarkable account of the agonizing journey he has taken - from being shot and left for dead to where he is today, partly paralysed but alive. It is a journey that really began 25 years earlier when a chance meeting with explorer Wilfred Thesiger inspired what would become a lifelong passion for the Arab world. This would take him throughout the Middle East and eventually lead to his becoming a BBC journalist. And, in the wake of the events of 9/11, this passion sent him on the journey that came to dominate - and nearly end - his life: his coverage of Al-Qaeda. Honest, moving and inspiring, his story - now updated for this paperback edition - reveals a deep understanding of the Islamic world and offers a compelling analysis of the on-going 'War on Terror' and what it means in these uncertain times.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780553817713
Weight: 326 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 29 mm

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“Excellent read”

My knowledge of the Middle East is very scant however after reading this account told by the BBC Journalist Frank Gardner, I feel that I now know a bit more about Arab countries and the Islamic world and what makes it... More

Paperback edition
21st May 2011
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“More Sand Less Blood Please!”

This is a book of several parts and is held together mostly by the knowledge that Gardner was shot and that is going to be central to the account of his life, since this is, mostly, a true account of his life to date,... More

Paperback edition
8th September 2018
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