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Assassins' Gate America in Iraq

ISBN-10: 0374530556
ISBN-13: 9780374530556
Edition: N/A
Authors: George Packer
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Description: Named one of the Best Books of 2005 by "The New York Times," "The Washington Post Book World," "The Boston Globe," "The Chicago Tribune," "The" "San Francisco Chronicle Book Review," "The Los Angeles Times Book Review," "The New York Times Book  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 9/19/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Named one of the Best Books of 2005 by "The New York Times," "The Washington Post Book World," "The Boston Globe," "The Chicago Tribune," "The" "San Francisco Chronicle Book Review," "The Los Angeles Times Book Review," "The New York Times Book Review," "USA Today," "Time," and "New York "magazine. "The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq "recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerrilla war in Iraq. It brings to life the people and ideas that created the Bush administration's war policy and led America to the Assassins' Gate--the main point of entry into the American zone in Baghdad. "" "The Assassins' Gate "also describes the place of the war in American life: the ideological battles in Washington that led to chaos in Iraq, the ordeal of a fallen soldier 's family, and the political culture of a country too bitterly polarized to realize such a vast and morally complex undertaking. George Packer's best-selling first-person narrative combines the scope of an epic history with the depth and intimacy of a novel, creating a masterful account of America's most controversial foreign venture since Vietnam.

George Packer is an American writer, teacher, and former Peace Corps volunteer. He was also a writing instructor at Harvard, Bennington, and Emerson Universities. Packer was born on August 13, 1960, in Santa Clara, California. Packer's experience with the Peace Corps helped him write the book The Village is Waiting. He has also written The Half Man, Central Square and The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq. He was a supporter of the Iraq war. He was a finalist for the 2004 Michael Kelly Award. In 2013, Packer's work of nonfiction entitled, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, won the U.S. National Book Award.

Prologue
An Unfinished War
Fevered Minds
Exiles
Special Plans
Psychological Demolition
The Palace
The Captain
Occupied Iraqis
Insurgencies
Civil War?
Memorial Day
Simple Citizens
Epilogue
Afterword
Note on Sources
Acknowledgments
Index
Reading Group Guide

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