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Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War

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Awards

Winner of the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize
A Seattle Times Top Ten Best Book of the Year 2005

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In 2003, The Washington Post's Anthony Shadid went to war in Iraq, but not as an embedded journalist. Born and raised in Oklahoma, of Lebanese descent, Shadid, a fluent Arabic speaker, has spent the last three years dividing his time between Washington, D.C., and Baghdad. The only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for his extraordinary coverage of Iraq, Shadid is also the only writer to describe the human story of ordinary Iraqis weathering the unexpected impact of America's invasion and occupation. Through the moving stories of individual Iraqis, Shadid shows how Saddam's downfall paved the way not just for hopes of democracy but also for the importation of jihad and the rise of a bloody insurgency. "A superb reporter's book," wrote Seymour Hersh; Night Draws Near is, according to Mark Danner, "essential."

Review:

"[I]ncisive and eloquent....[A] book that gives a harrowing portrait of life in postwar Iraq and the fallout that the American war has had on ordinary Iraqi civilians." Michiko Kakutani, the New York Times

Review:

"Unique in its breadth, its supremely elegant writing, and in the biography of its author." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Shadid moves deftly between revealing, exemplary, close-up personal stories and a wide-angled historical analysis that is remarkably engaging and accessible." Boston Globe

Review:

"[A]s a piece of reporting on the forces that are shaping today's Iraq, this is as fine a book as one could hope to read." Washington Post

Synopsis:

 
Winner of the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize

A Washington Post Book World Top Five Nonfiction Book of the Year

A Seattle Times Top Ten Best Book of the Year

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

 
In 2003, The Washington Post's Anthony Shadid went to war in Iraq, but not as an embedded journalist. Born and raised in Oklahoma, of Lebanese descent, Shadid, a fluent Arabic speaker, has spent the last three years dividing his time between Washington, D.C., and Baghdad. The only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for his extraordinary coverage of Iraq, Shadid is also the only writer to describe the human story of ordinary Iraqis weathering the unexpected impact of America's invasion and occupation. Through the moving stories of individual Iraqis, Shadid shows how Saddam's downfall paved the way not just for hopes of democracy but also for the importation of jihad and the rise of a bloody insurgency. "A superb reporter's book," wrote Seymour Hersh; Night Draws Near is, according to Mark Danner, "essential."

About the Author

Anthony Shadid has reported for the Associated Press, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post. His first book, Legacy of the Prophet: Despots, Democrats, and the New Politics of Islam, was published in 2001. He lives in Baghdad, Beirut, and Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312426033
Author:
Shadid, Anthony
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Military - Iraq War
Subject:
POL035000
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Military - Iraq War (2003-)
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 2 bandw maps
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 1.2 in

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Product details 528 pages Picador USA - English 9780312426033 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[I]ncisive and eloquent....[A] book that gives a harrowing portrait of life in postwar Iraq and the fallout that the American war has had on ordinary Iraqi civilians."
"Review" by , "Unique in its breadth, its supremely elegant writing, and in the biography of its author."
"Review" by , "Shadid moves deftly between revealing, exemplary, close-up personal stories and a wide-angled historical analysis that is remarkably engaging and accessible."
"Review" by , "[A]s a piece of reporting on the forces that are shaping today's Iraq, this is as fine a book as one could hope to read."
"Synopsis" by ,
 
Winner of the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize

A Washington Post Book World Top Five Nonfiction Book of the Year

A Seattle Times Top Ten Best Book of the Year

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

 
In 2003, The Washington Post's Anthony Shadid went to war in Iraq, but not as an embedded journalist. Born and raised in Oklahoma, of Lebanese descent, Shadid, a fluent Arabic speaker, has spent the last three years dividing his time between Washington, D.C., and Baghdad. The only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for his extraordinary coverage of Iraq, Shadid is also the only writer to describe the human story of ordinary Iraqis weathering the unexpected impact of America's invasion and occupation. Through the moving stories of individual Iraqis, Shadid shows how Saddam's downfall paved the way not just for hopes of democracy but also for the importation of jihad and the rise of a bloody insurgency. "A superb reporter's book," wrote Seymour Hersh; Night Draws Near is, according to Mark Danner, "essential."

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