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City of Brass

City of Brass

the two Michaels: Totten and Yon

Michael Totten and Michael Yon are two independent journalists who travel to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other Middle East hot spots (notably Lebanon) on their own dime, embed with the military, and strike out on their own with local guides, They then take amazing photos the likes of which you’ve never seen, and write incredible, cogent commentary and analysis. You might disagree with what they have to say but they make you think – and they make you see.

 

They are worth your time. And they could use your support, if you like what you see. And I suspect you will, indeed. 

  • Your Name

    THERE IS HONOR IN EVERY VOCATION,TO WORK HARD WITH ALL OUR MIGHT BEARING OUR SPIRITUAL GUIDE,A HEART,USING OUR ABILITIES,GREAT
    PERSONALITY AND MAKING OUR PAST EXPERIENCES OUR BEST TEACHER,THAT
    WOULD DEFINE OUR PURPOSE AND GOD WILL BE GLAD,HIS PLAN AND PURPOSE IN
    OUR LIVES WERE BEING MANIFESTED.

  • tg

    Can’t speak for Yon, but Totten has had trips to Lebanon paid for by the Saudi Harriri

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