Revolution Day: The human story of the battle for Iraq (CD)
Throughout the war in Iraq millions of people turned to Rageh Omaar's BBC reports from Baghdad. To this terrifying and controversial conflict Omaar brought a rare, and utterly compelling perspective. Revolution Day is written from the heart of Baghdad and follows the war from its beginning to its aftermath: Omaar describes the atmosphere among its people on the night before the bombs fell; the overwhelming fear evoked by the sounds of nightly bombardment; the city's response to the most earth-shattering of experiences, a city that had been suffocated by a dictator and ripped apart by war. Revolution Day is a unique and beautifully written account of a war at the centre of modern politics that will be read by generations of readers for many years to come.
- 127 x 144 x 24mm | 176g
- 04 Mar 2004
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- Unabridged edition
About Rageh Omaar
Rageh Omaar was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1967. He studied modern history at Oxford and began his journalistic career at The Voice newspaper in London. In 1991 he moved to Ethiopia as a freelance journalist working mainly for the BBC World Service. In 1992, he returned to London as a producer for Focus on Africa for the World Service at Bush House. Between 1994 and 1996, he worked as a broadcast journalist for the World Service. He then became BBC Television News' Africa Correspondent, based in Johannesburg. Latterly he has reported from Afghanistan and Iraq during the wars in the region. He moved back to the UK after the Iraq conflict.