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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
Title variation
assassins gate
Title variation remainder
America in Iraq
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Summary
The Assassins' Gate, dubbed so by American soldiers, is the entrance to the American zone in the city of Baghdad. In 2003, the United States blazed into Iraq to depose dictator Saddam Hussein. But after three years and unknown thousands killed, that country faces an escalating civil war and an uncertain fate. How did it get to this point? George Packer describes the players and ideas behind the Bush administration's war policy. He also provides first-hand accounts of the men and women--both civilian and military, coalition and Iraqi--who are caught in the middle of the conflict
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
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155554
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
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Packer, George
Dewey number
956.7044/3
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.P33 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Insurgency
  • Civil war
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • Americans
  • Iraq
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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America in Iraq
Label
The assassins' gate : America in Iraq, George Packer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [453]-455) and index
Contents
Prologue -- An unfinished war -- Fevered minds -- Exiles -- Special plans -- Psychological demolition -- The palace -- The captain -- Occupied Iraqis -- Insurgencies -- Civil war? -- Memorial day -- Simple citizens -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
467 p.
Isbn
9780374299637
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005011521
Other control number
9780374299637
System control number
ocm59401871
Label
The assassins' gate : America in Iraq, George Packer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [453]-455) and index
Contents
Prologue -- An unfinished war -- Fevered minds -- Exiles -- Special plans -- Psychological demolition -- The palace -- The captain -- Occupied Iraqis -- Insurgencies -- Civil war? -- Memorial day -- Simple citizens -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
467 p.
Isbn
9780374299637
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005011521
Other control number
9780374299637
System control number
ocm59401871

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