Occupational Hazards: My Time Governing in Iraq (BOK)

Rory Stewart

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By September 2003, six months after the US-led invasion of Iraq, the anarchy had begun. Rory Stewart, a young Biritish diplomat, was appointed as the Coalition Provisional Authority's deputy governor of a province of 850,000 people in the southern marshland region. There, he and his colleagues confronted gangsters, Iranian-linked politicians, tribal vendettas and a full Islamist insurgency. Rory Stewart's inside account of the attempt to re-build a nation, the errors made, the misunderstandings and insumountable difficulties encountered, reveals an Iraq hidden from most foreign journalists and soldiers. Stewart is an award-winning writer, gifted with extraordinary insight into the comedy, occasional heroism and moral risks of foreign occupation. 'Beautifully written, highly evocative ...a joy to read.' - John Simpson. 'A marvellous book ...a devastating narrative.' - Simon Jenkins. 'Absolutely absorbing.' - Ken Loach. 'Strikes gut and brain at once.' - James Meek. 'Wonderfully observed, wise, evocative.' - "Observer".

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Rory Stewart
Forlag
PICADOR
ISBN 9780330440509
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 13cm x 19,7cm x 3cm
Vekt 306 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Autobiography: historical, political & military, 21st century history: from c 2000 -, Middle Eastern history