The Past Explains The Present

For the last two weeks I have avoided all TV (execpt for a Cleveland Browns game), radio, newpapers, Facebook and Twitter. If you're on vacation, avoid all those things that annoy you, right? In my travels I came across this book and I want to give it "Wiggy's Seal of Approval"

If you have seen the movie Lawrence Of Arabia then you might have wondered just how everything in the mideast became so crazy. The movie offers some insight but this book takes you behind the scenes of the double dealing, empire building and problems that were created during the First World War in the mid east. Problems that have smoldered for years and have created the volitile situation today.

It is NOT a historical tomb, it reads fast and entertaining so if history is your thing, check it out.