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Imperial life in the emerald city : inside Iraq's green zone

Author: Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Finalist for the National Book Award, this is the startling portrait of an Oz-like place where a vital aspect of our government's folly in Iraq played out. In this unprecedented account, the Washington Post's former Baghdad bureau chief, Raviv Chandrasekaran, takes us with him into the Green Zone, headquarters for the American occupation of Iraq. In this bubble, cut off from wartime realities, where the task of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rajiv Chandrasekaran
ISBN: 1400044871 9781400044870
OCLC Number: 64427530
Awards: National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction, 2006.
Description: x, 320 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Map of the Green Zone --
Prologue --
pt. 1. Building the bubble --
Versailles on the Tigris --
A deer in the headlights --
The Green Zone, scene I --
You're in charge! --
The Green Zone, scene II --
Control freak --
The Green Zone, scene III --
Who are these people? --
The Green Zone, scene IV --
We need to rethink this --
The Green Zone, scene V --
Bring a duffel bag --
The Green Zone, scene VI --
A yearning for old times --
pt. 2. Shattered dreams --
Let this be over --
The Green Zone, scene VII --
The plan unravels --
The Green Zone, scene VIII --
A fool's errand --
The Green Zone, scene IX --
We cannot continue like this --
The Green Zone, scene X --
Missed opportunities --
The Green Zone, scene XI --
Breaking the rules --
The Green Zone, scene XII --
Crazy, if not suicidal --
The Green Zone, scene XIII --
A lot left to be done --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Inside Iraq's green zone
Responsibility: Rajiv Chandrasekaran.
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Finalist for the National Book Award, this is the startling portrait of an Oz-like place where a vital aspect of our government's folly in Iraq played out. In this unprecedented account, the Washington Post's former Baghdad bureau chief, Raviv Chandrasekaran, takes us with him into the Green Zone, headquarters for the American occupation of Iraq. In this bubble, cut off from wartime realities, where the task of reconstructing a devastated nation competed with the distractions of a Little America were a half-dozen bars stocked with cold beer, a disco where women showed up in hot pants, a shopping mall, and a parking lot filled with shiny new SUV's, much of it run by Halliburton. The country is put into the hands of inexperienced twentysomethings chosen for their Republican Party loyalty. Ignoring what Iraqis say they want or need, the team pursues irrelevant neoconservative solutions and pie-in-the-sky policies instead of rebuilding looted buildings and restoring electricity. Their almost comic initiatives anger the locals and fuel the insurgency. Most Iraqis were barred from entering the Emerald City for fear they would blow it up.

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Imperial Life in the Emerald City

by Warrior_gunner (WorldCat user published 2011-05-17) Very Good Permalink

A reference person working in a library told me the book was a sham. that  it was all made up.  I. having been over there and in the military stood shocked as this person who has never  been out of the state,  tells me  what it was really like.    Well let me...
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