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


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780812972764
  • ISBN-10: 0812972767
  • Publisher: Random House Trade
  • Publish Date: March 2006
  • Page Count: 447
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.3 x 1.14 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.83 pounds


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