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Bankrolling Basra : the incredible story of a part-time soldier, $1 billion and the collapse of Iraq

Author: Andrew Alderson
Publisher: London : Robinson, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Andrew Alderson gave up his high-flying City job, looking for a new direction in life. A member of the Territorial Army, he was called up to serve in Iraq. When he arrived in Basra he was asked if he knew 'anything about finance'. When he said yes, he got far more than he bargained for. He was put in charge of sorting out Basra's Central Bank and told to run a multi-million dollar economy, with jurisdiction over a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alderson, Andrew.
Bankrolling Basra.
London : Robinson, 2007
(OCoLC)621694819
Named Person: Andrew Alderson; Andrew Alderson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Alderson
ISBN: 9781845295103 1845295102
OCLC Number: 77257774
Description: xiii, 272, [8] pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Andrew Alderson.
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A human drama that sheds light on the courage, dedication and humour of those trying to rebuild Iraq. This work presents an account of how one man found himself in the middle of one of the most  Read more...

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The incredible story of one man, $1.5 billion in cash, and a bankrupt country to run... * Publishing News *

 
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