March 18, 2022 Subject:
Exhilarating read to the last - couldn't put down
A must-read book which a few lines of this review will not be able to do justice to. I have grasped more about the intricacies and complexities of Middle Eastern politics from this book than from all the articles, pages I've read elsewhere. Picco is unquestionably a highly gifted diplomat but before all of that, an exemplary human being and a humanitarian like no other. I was gripped from beginning to end and astounded just by the author's levels of courage, skill, humanity, intelligence, perspicacity, energy and commitment, not to mention the force and conviction of his moral stance. A thoroughly humbling experience of the quality of human beings out there and the tireless work they do, and what constitutes their contribution in life. An educating experience. So much to learn and ponder about.