Eamonn Gearon

Eamonn Gearon is an author, public speaker, historian, and recovering journalist. In his youth he enjoyed solo, camel-powered explorations of the Sahara, and went on to spend more than 20 years living and working across the greater Middle East. He has written and filmed three lecture series on Middle Eastern history for The Great Courses.

The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age (The Great Courses, 2017)
Turning Points in Middle Eastern History (The Great Courses, 2016)

He is author of:
The Sahara: A Cultural History
(OUP & Signal Books, 2011)
“A succinct and successful summary of the past, present and future of
this surprisingly busy desert” – Michael Palin