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Every man in this village is a liar : an education in war

Author: Megan K Stack
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A few weeks after the planes crashed into the World Trade Centre on 9/11, journalist Megan K. Stack, a twenty-five-year-old national correspondent for the "Los Angeles Times", was thrust into Afghanistan and Pakistan, dodging gunmen and prodding warlords for information. From there, she travelled to war-ravaged Iraq and Lebanon and to other countries scarred by violence, including Israel, Egypt, Libya and Yemen,  Read more...
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Named Person: Megan K Stack
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Megan K Stack
ISBN: 9781408808795 140880879X
OCLC Number: 559826818
Description: ix, 257 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Every man in this village is a liar --
Chasing ghosts --
As long as you can pay for it --
Terrorism and other stories --
Forgive us our trespasses --
The living martyr --
The leader --
Sacrifice --
We expected something better --
A question of cost --
Loddi doddi, we likes to party --
A city built on garbage --
The earthquake nobody felt --
All things light, and all things dark --
There would be consequences --
Killing the dead --
I thought I was a salamander.
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A memoir about the wars of the twenty-first century. It offers an account of what the author saw in the combat zones and beyond. It relates her initial wild excitement and her slow disillusionment as  Read more...

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'Extraordinary ... Stack removes all the usual nonsense from war reporting. What you read here is the truth, gorgeously rendered in shimmering sentences, but unrelenting all the same. The honesty of Read more...

 
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