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The spiders of Allah : travels of an unbeliever on the frontline of holy war

Author: James Hider
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Griffin, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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In his fascinating, terrifying, and often very funny book, Hider takes his doubts about religion straight into the dark heart of the world's holy wars--from Israel to Iraq.
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Named Person: James Hider
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Hider
ISBN: 9780312565855 0312565852
OCLC Number: 276335013
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Doubleday, 2009.
Includes index.
Description: 323 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Al-Qaeda goes to Hollywood --
Jaffa Road : the transmitter of hopes and fears --
The Mickey Mouse Death Club : the dirt lot of the Philistines --
Fallen idols, risen angels : into Iraq --
Cut adrift : freedom's city --
Bring 'em on : the birth of an insurgency --
Translator wars : learning to pity the US Proconsul --
In Babylon's halls : tourism under fire --
Ancient feuds : a festival of blood in Karbala --
City of broken mosques : how the spiders of Allah defeated the US Marine Corps --
Two in the heart, one in the mind : battlefields of the soul --
Death in the Venice of the East : three summers in Basra --
Inside the spider's web : the fall of Fallujah --
Pandora's sandbox : bombs, beheadings, and bullshit --
Creatures of the id : why we fight --
Canaanite karma.
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In his fascinating, terrifying, and often very funny book, Hider takes his doubts about religion straight into the dark heart of the world's holy wars--from Israel to Iraq.

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