Synopses & Reviews
For every great historical event, there is seemingly always one reporter whose eyewitness accounts are infused with such power and literary impact that they become joined with the subject in our minds. Widely considered the on-the-ground authority by both journalists and news sources, Jon Lee Andersons dispatches out of Baghdad for the New Yorker were hailed as the best writing published anywhere on the war. The Fall of Baghdad is a masterpiece of literary reportage about the experience of ordinary Iraqis living through the endgame of the Saddam Hussein regime, its violent fall, and the troubled American occupation. In channeling a tragedy of epic dimensions through the stories of real people caught up in the whirlwind of history, Jon Lee Anderson has written a book of timeless significance.
This is a necessary book, the best Ive read about Iraq. (David Lipsky, The New York Times Book Review) Never before have we seen Iraq... from this perspective and in such depth. (The Washington Post)
Channeling a tragedy of epic dimensions through the stories of real people, the author reports on the experience of ordinary Iraqis living through the endgame of the Saddam Hussein regime, its fall, and the troubled American occupation.
About the Author
Jon Lee Anderson is the author of Guerrillas, Che Guevara, The Lions Grave, and, with his brother, Scott Anderson, War Zones and Inside the League. A staff writer for the New Yorker, Jon Lee Anderson lives in Dorset, England, with his wife and three children.