We have not authorized the resellers them and therefore we cannot guarantee the authenticity. This is the black and white version, we also offer a color version. What starts out for T.R. Lawrence as a surfing vacation to Morocco turns into a series of life-changing adventures--stemming from such random events as a knock on the door, the casual flipping through a magazine, a duffle bag knocked off a shoulder, a walk through a Marrakech alley when suddenly being pulled into a shop, and a motorcycle ride behind a truck loaded with olives. His fascinating work of storytelling details his courage to pursue new opportunities. You'll appreciate T.R.'s excitement when he buys ten exquisite hand-woven rugs during his first trip and finds a buyer in the States. T.R. shares the joy of stepping into a business that quickly becomes an adventurous lifestyle he is destined to live. His narrative writing covers his 25-year successful import-export business, with the partnership of his wife, Linda, and the assistance of local merchants, as he gathers the best antiques and things rarer and finer than what unknowledgeable tourists can find. T.R. and Linda embrace the culture and customs of Moroccans, adopting their clothing styles as their own. He takes you into the street markets and alleyways in the old section of the city, as well as the intriguing Djemaa el Fna, the Square of the Dead. Become enthralled with the acrobats, snake charmers, and storytellers that enliven the square each evening across from their hotel. T.R. frequently feels that Marrakech is speaking to him, convincing him he belongs there. Travelers will celebrate each page in T.R.'s journeys within the country and through the realm of art and cultural activities discovered in his hunt for exquisite rug weavings by hand, jewelry, antiques, and clothing in the street markets for export to the United States. In his own prosperity, T.R. naturally helps many merchants thrive as they go out in search of rarities for him. Welcomed and respected by the business community, he creates and fosters relationships lasting decades. Enjoy T.R.'s vivid details and fascinating cultural experiences of a country vastly different from what we know in the West--exotic, ancient, colorful, and rich in sights and sounds.