World's Most Dangerous Places 5 th Ed bt Robert Young Pelton
is a unique book that offers the personal views of Mr Pelton on
world politics in areas of conflict. His candid, irreverent and
even flippant comments may offend some but his opinions are original.
Each edition of this book is updated and different countries are
covered in each version depending on world conflict. Each section
is well referenced. The beginning chapters have sections on relative
risks and attempt to identify what is dangerous and ways to avoid
rest of the book has the most dangerous countries organized beginning
with a brief history of the country and comments on the origins
of each conflict. This provides a useful refresher on recent political
headlines and is especially useful for those going to these countries
that a traveler might visit yet haven t kept up with their reading.
The political commentaries are interesting.
Not having a strong background
in Political studies I can onlyaccept much of what is said without
verifying its accuracy. Yet in an earlier 2000 edition , it was there
that Pelton identified Osama Ben Laden as a major player in the terrorist
circuit when no one else was talking about him. This book is definitely
not political correct on many issues but remains a fascinating read.
Even if you disagree with the opinions in this book it very well referenced
and you can look for your own answers.
His website: http://www.comebackalive.com/df/dplaces.htm