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The Fall of Baghdad

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The author of Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World offers a close-up look at the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime, following a diverse group of Iraqis from a life of fear under Saddam's brutal rule, through the events of the invasion and the regime's fall, to America's seizure of power and its repercussions. Reprint.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 389 pages
  • 137.2 x 213.4 x 22.9mm | 340.2g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 2 B/W MAPS
  • 0143035851
  • 9780143035855
  • 1,252,440

Review Text

"This is a necessary book, the best I've read about Iraq." --David Lipsky, The New York Times Book Review

"Revelatory . . . Anderson shows how a well-wrought word-picture is aworth a thousand hours of CNN." --The Village Voice

"Indispensable for understanding what is going on inside Iraqi society today." --The Washington Post

"In this measured, keenly descriptive account, hindsight gives way to horror as the early rumblings of war become reality and the city of Baghdad is changed beyond recognition." --The New York Times
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Review quote

"This is a necessary book, the best I've read about Iraq." --David Lipsky, The New York Times Book Review

"Revelatory . . . Anderson shows how a well-wrought word-picture is aworth a thousand hours of CNN." --The Village Voice

"Indispensable for understanding what is going on inside Iraqi society today." --The Washington Post

"In this measured, keenly descriptive account, hindsight gives way to horror as the early rumblings of war become reality and the city of Baghdad is changed beyond recognition." --The New York Times
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About Jon Lee Anderson

Jon Lee Anderson is the author of Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World; Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life; The Lion’s Grave: Dispatches from Afghanistan; and, with his brother Scott Anderson, War Zones and Inside the League. He is a regular contributor to the New Yorker.
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272 ratings
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4 43% (117)
3 22% (61)
2 4% (10)
1 1% (3)
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