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    DescriptionWhen Craig Murray arrived in Uzbekistan to take up his post in 2002, he was a young ambassador with a brilliant career and a taste for whisky and women. But after hearing accounts of dissident prisoners being boiled to death and innocent people being raped and murdered by agents of the state, he started to question both his role and that of his country in so-called 'democratising' states. Following his discovery that the British government was accepting information obtained under torture, Murray could no longer maintain a diplomatic silence. When he voiced his outrage, Washington and 10 Downing Street decided he had to go. But Uzbekistan had changed the high-living diplomat and there was no way he was going to go quietly. In this candid and at times shocking memoir, Murray lays bare the dark and dirty underside of the War on Terror.


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    Title
    Murder in Samarkand
    Subtitle
    A British Ambassador's Controversial Defiance of Tyranny in the War on Terror
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Craig Murray
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 300 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845962210
    ISBN 10: 1845962214
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: JPVR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JMC
    BIC subject category V2: JPZ
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000, BIO000000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FCU
    BIC subject category V2: 3JMC, 1FCU
    DC22: 323.04409587092
    Thema V1.0: JP, DNB
    Illustrations note
    1 x 8pp b/w
    Publisher
    Mainstream Publishing
    Imprint name
    Mainstream Publishing
    Publication date
    06 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Craig Murray joined the Diplomatic Service in 1984 and served in Nigeria, Poland and Ghana before being appointed Ambassador to Uzbekistan. He retired from the Civil Service in 2005 and now works as a writer and broadcaster.
    Review quote
    "A fearless book by a fearless man. Craig Murray tells the truth whether the "authorities" like it or not. I salute a man of integrity" -- Harold Pinter "I enjoyed reading, between shudders ... It really is a remarkable achievement" -- Noam Chomsky "An amazing narrative, beautifully written, of one man's war on the war on terror. Fascinating, compelling ... a bloody good read" -- John Sweeney Literary Review "Heroic ... rings horribly true. It helps explain the moral bankruptcy [of] the Blair government" -- Sir Max Hastings Sunday Times "I thought that diplomats like Craig Murray were an extinct breed. A man of the highest principle" -- John Pilger