Imperial Life in the Emerald City Inside Iraq's Green Zone

ISBN-10: 0307278832

ISBN-13: 9780307278838

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The Green Zone, Baghdad, 2003: in this walled-off compound of swimming pools and luxurious amenities, Paul Bremer and his Coalition Provisional Authority set out to fashion a new, democratic Iraq. Staffed by idealistic aides chosen primarily for their views on issues such as abortion and capital punishment, the CPA spent the crucial first year of occupation pursuing goals that had little to do with the immediate needs of a postwar nation: flat taxes instead of electricity and deregulated health care instead of emergency medical supplies. In this acclaimed firsthand account, the former Baghdad bureau chief ofThe Washington Postgives us an intimate portrait of life inside this Oz-like bubble, which continued unaffected by the growing mayhem outside. This is a quietly devastating tale of imperial folly, and the definitive history of those early days when things went irrevocably wrong in Iraq.
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List price: $15.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a senior correspondent and associate editor at The Washington Post, where he has worked since 1994. He has been the newspaper's bureau chief in Baghdad, Cairo, and Southeast Asia. He is the author or co-author of Little America, Imperial Life in the Emerald City, and For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us about Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice.

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