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The Resource The assassins' gate : America in Iraq, George Packer

The assassins' gate : America in Iraq, George Packer

Label
The assassins' gate : America in Iraq
Title
The assassins' gate
Title remainder
America in Iraq
Statement of responsibility
George Packer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book 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 consequences of that policy are shown in the author's reporting on the ground in Iraq for The New Yorker. We see up close the struggles of American soldiers and civilians and Iraqis from all backgrounds, thrown together by a war that followed none of the preconceived scripts. The book also describes the war in American life: the ideological battles in Washington, the ordeal of a fallen soldier's family, and the political culture of a country too polarized to realize such a vast and morally complex undertaking.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Packer, George
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.P33 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Insurgency
  • Civil war
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Americans
  • Iraq
  • United States
Label
The assassins' gate : America in Iraq, George Packer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: the assassins' gate -- An unfinished war -- Fevered minds -- Exiles -- Special plans -- Psychological demolition -- The palace -- The captain -- Occupied Iraqis -- Insurgencies -- Civil war? -- Memorial day -- The birth of politics -- Epilogue
Control code
59401871
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
467 p.
Isbn
9780374299637
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005011521
System control number
(OCoLC)59401871
Label
The assassins' gate : America in Iraq, George Packer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: the assassins' gate -- An unfinished war -- Fevered minds -- Exiles -- Special plans -- Psychological demolition -- The palace -- The captain -- Occupied Iraqis -- Insurgencies -- Civil war? -- Memorial day -- The birth of politics -- Epilogue
Control code
59401871
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
467 p.
Isbn
9780374299637
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005011521
System control number
(OCoLC)59401871

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