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The Honored Dead: A Story of Friendship, Murder, and the Search for Truth in the Arab World

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The Arab Islamic world is known for religious extremism, ethnic conflicts, and, now, the overthrow of seemingly unshakable regimes--but if anything has become clear, it's that our understanding of the region remains shrouded and incomplete. The seeds of revolution, radicalism, and--possibly--reform are buried in the individual stories of millions of people whose lives determine the fates of their societies, people whose motivations are as common, and as strange, as our own.

Here is one of those stories--and the story of how this world is being transformed, one life at a time.

Joseph Braude is the first Western journalist ever to secure embed status with an Arab security force, assigned to a hardened unit of detectives in Casablanca who handle everything from busting al-Qaeda cells to solving homicides. One day he's given the file for a seemingly commonplace murder: a young guard at a warehouse killed in what appears to be a robbery gone wrong. Braude is intrigued by the details of the case: the sheer brutality of the murder, the identities of the accused--a soldier--and the victim, a shadowy migrant with links to a radical cleric, and the odd location: a warehouse owned by a wealthy member of one of the few thriving Jewish communities in the Arab world. After interviewing the victim's best friend, who tearfully insists that the true story of the murder has been covered up by powerful interests, Braude commits to getting to the bottom of it.

Braude's risky pursuit of the shocking truth behind the murder takes him from cosmopolitan Marrakesh to the proud Berber heartland, from the homes of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the country to the backstreets of Casablanca, where migrants come to make fortunes, jihad, and trouble, but often end up just trying to survive with dignity. The Honored Dead is a timely and riveting mystery about a society in transition, the power of the truth, and the irrepressible human need for justice.

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Traces the journalist author's investigation into the murder of a night watchman by a member of Morocco's new security task force, a mystery set against a backdrop of Western liberation efforts and Eastern jihad activities that are dividing Casablanca's Islamic metropolis.

About the Author

\Born to an Iraqi-Jewish family, Joseph Braude studied Near Eastern languages at Yale and Arabic and Islamic history at Princeton. He is fluent in Arabic, Persian, and Hebrew, and has lived, studied, and worked in most Middle Eastern capitals. As a journalist, his work has appeared in Best Life, Playboy, and The New Republic, among other publications. He lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679604327
Subtitle:
A Story of Friendship, Murder, and the Search for Truth in the Arab World
Publisher:
Spiegel & Grau
Author:
Braude, Joseph
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Africa - Morocco
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Subject:
World History-Africa
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20110614
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
318

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History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
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History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » General

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