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Named one of the Best Books of 2005 by The New York Times, The Washington Post Book World, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The New York Times Book Review, USA Today, Time, and New York magazine.
 
 The Assassins Gate: America in Iraq recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerrilla war in Iraq. It brings to life the people and ideas that created the Bush administrations war policy and led America to the Assassins Gate—the main point of entry into the American zone in Baghdad.
 
The Assassins Gate also describes the place of the war in American life: the ideological battles in Washington that led to chaos in Iraq, the ordeal of a fallen soldier s family, and the political culture of a country too bitterly polarized to realize such a vast and morally complex undertaking. George Packers best-selling first-person narrative combines the scope of an epic history with the depth and intimacy of a novel, creating a masterful account of Americas most controversial foreign venture since Vietnam.

Synopsis:

Named one of the Best Books of 2005 by "The New York Times, The Washington Post Book World, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review," and more, this volume recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerrilla war in Iraq.

Synopsis:

THE ASSASSIN'S GATE recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerrilla war in Iraq. It tells the story of the people and ideas that created the Bush administration's war policy, the consequences of which are shown in the author's vivid reporting on the ground in Iraq. We see the struggles of individual American soldiers and civilians and Iraqis from all backgrounds, thrown together by a war that followed none of the preconceived scripts. The effect of the Iraq war on American life is also described, including the ordeal of a fallen soldier's family and the shortcomings of a political culture too impoverished in its knowledge of the world and too bitterly polarized to debate complex moral and strategic questions.

About the Author

George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of several books, most recently Blood of the Liberals (FSG, 2000), winner of the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Award. He is also the editor of the anthology The Fight Is for Democracy. His reporting from Iraq won an Overseas Press Club award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374530556
Author:
Packer, George
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Insurgency
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Military - Iraq War
Subject:
Military - Iraq War (2003-)
Subject:
Iraq War, 2003
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
World History-Iraq War (2003-?)
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
Military/Iraq War (2003-2011)
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes a Note on Sources and an Index
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.49 x 1.385 in

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"Synopsis" by , Named one of the Best Books of 2005 by "The New York Times, The Washington Post Book World, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review," and more, this volume recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerrilla war in Iraq.
"Synopsis" by , THE ASSASSIN'S GATE recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerrilla war in Iraq. It tells the story of the people and ideas that created the Bush administration's war policy, the consequences of which are shown in the author's vivid reporting on the ground in Iraq. We see the struggles of individual American soldiers and civilians and Iraqis from all backgrounds, thrown together by a war that followed none of the preconceived scripts. The effect of the Iraq war on American life is also described, including the ordeal of a fallen soldier's family and the shortcomings of a political culture too impoverished in its knowledge of the world and too bitterly polarized to debate complex moral and strategic questions.
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