Prince of the Marshes And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq

ISBN-10: 0156032791
ISBN-13: 9780156032797
Edition: 2007
Authors: Rory Stewart
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

In August 2003, at the age of thirty, Rory Stewart took a taxi from Jordan to Baghdad. A Farsi-speaking British diplomat, he was soon appointed deputy governor of Amarah and then Nasiriyah, provinces in the remote, impoverished marsh regions of southern Iraq. He spent the next eleven months negotiating hostage releases, holding elections, and splicing together some semblance of an infrastructure for a population of millions teetering on the brink of civil war. The Prince of the Marshes tells the story of Stewart’s year. As a participant, he takes us inside the occupation and beyond the Green Zone, introducing us to a colorful cast of Iraqis and revealing the complexity and fragility of a society we struggle to understand. By turns funny and harrowing, moving and incisive, this book amounts to a unique portrait of heroism and the tragedy that intervention inevitably courts in the modern age.

Foreword
Dramatis Personae
Timeline
Introduction
Capitalist-Imperialist-Crusader
Waking Up Dead
Mordor
The Prince of the Marshes
The British Camp
Regeneration
The General
Civil Affairs
Persia
Ice Cream
Baklava
Pagoda
The Supervisory Committee
High Command
Death of a Hero
Friday Prayers
And Would Not Stay for an Answer
Resolutions
Blood Money
Resignation
Summit
Iraqi Pastoral
Al-Mutanabi Street
Rural Rides
Deputy
The Paths That Lead to Destruction
Import Substitution Industrialization
Jobs
Mutiny
Sheikhs
Precautions
The Islamic Call
Sadrines
Majority and Minority
Poet
Our Successors
Departures
Trust
A New Chief
Death by the Office Wall
Credibility
Nasiriyah
Arrivals
Morning Meeting
A Second Governor
Sage of the Assembly
Mudhif
Ali Zeidi
Police
Echoes from the Frontiers
Kidnapped
Rewarding Friends
Foreign Elements
Return to the Green Zone
The Rule of Law
Besieged
The Quick Reaction Force
Kabul
Reprise
Final Days
Leaders
Last Days in Amara
Handing Over
Afterword
Epilogue
Acknowledgments

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