East meets West in new books by T+L authors. For Comrade Rockstar (Walker & Co.), Reggie Nadelson traveled through Eastern Europe, tracing the story of Dean Reed, a little-known American musician who "went gold from Berlin to Bulgaria" during the Cold War. In Temptations of the West (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), Pankaj Mishra tours the altered landscapes of southern and central Asia, from Bollywood to the Hindu Kush.