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    DescriptionA few weeks after the planes crashed into the World Trade Centre on 9/11, LA Times journalist Megan Stack was thrust into Afghanistan and Pakistan, dodging gunmen and prodding warlords for information. She then travelled to other war ravaged countries of the Middle East including Israel and Libya, witnessing and telling the stories of the changing Muslim world. Stack relates her initial wild excitement and her slow disillusionment as the cost of violence outweighs the elusive promise of freedom and democracy. She reports from under bombardment in Lebanon; records the raw pain of suicide bombings in Israel; and one by one, marks the deaths and disappearance of those she interviews. Every Man in This Village is a Liar is a deeply human memoir about the wars of the twenty first century. Beautiful, savage and unsettling, it is an indispensible book of our times.


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    Title
    Every Man in This Village is a Liar
    Subtitle
    An Education in War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Megan Stack
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 190 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408810002
    ISBN 10: 140881000X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BTM, KNTJ, HBJF1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.2
    DC22: B
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HBLX
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JMC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    DC22: 956.054
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FB, 3JMC
    Thema V1.0: KNT, NHWR, NHWL, NHG, NHWR9, DNXM
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MRBA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FB
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MR
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    04 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    MEGAN STACK has reported on war, terrorism and political Islam from twenty-two countries since 2001. She was awarded the 2007 Overseas Press Club's Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper reporting from abroad and was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in international reporting. She is currently the Los Angeles Times Moscow bureau chief.
    Review quote
    'Every Man in This Village is a Liar is a courageous report from the front lines of the hostilities between the West and the Muslim world. Journalist Megan Stack sheds the customary pretenses of her profession to show us-with blistering eloquence and her own raw nerves laid bare-war's impact on the non-combatants who bear the brunt of its horrors. You'll be thinking about this book long after you turn the final page' Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air 'Stack's book may be the best account yet of the so-called "War on Terror"' Independent 'There is hope. Stack has soul. Stack gets it. She feels in her gut and has a clarity of thought and boldness of expression that is rare, and delicious' Sam Kiley, The Times 'This is a brave and beautifully written book' Christina Lamb, Sunday Times