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The unraveling : high hopes and missed opportunities in Iraq

Author: Emma Sky
Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Emma Sky volunteered to help rebuild Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, she had little idea what she was getting in to. Her assignment was only supposed to last three months. She went on to serve there longer than any other senior military or diplomatic figure, giving her an unrivaled perspective of the entire conflict. As the representative of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Kirkuk in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Named Person: Emma Sky
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Sky
ISBN: 1610397142 9781610397148
OCLC Number: 941875659
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 383 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The Iraq inquiry --
Direct rule : June 2003-June 2004. To the land of two rivers ; Sky soldiers ; "Our Miss Bell" ; Scramble for Kirkuk ; Life in the Republican Palace ; The assassination of Sheikh Agar ; Goodbye to all that --
Surge : January-December 2007. Back to Baghdad ; Fard al-Qanun ; Awakening to reconciliation ; Surging through the summer ; Sadrist ceasefire ; Victory --
Drawdown : May 2008-September 2010. Melian dialogue ; Uncomfortable SOFA ; Out of the cities ; Trouble along the Green Line ; Election shenanigans ; Losing Iraq --
Aftermath : January 2012-July 2014. Things fall apart --
Glossary : political parties and militias.
Responsibility: Emma Sky.

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Shortlisted for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction"[A] sober, thorough and ultimately heart-rending examination of what, to this day, keeps Iraq unstable, unhappy and a never-ending  Read more...

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Shortlisted for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction Shortlisted for the 2016 Orwell Prize One of the New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2015 One of the Financial Times' Books of the Year, Read more...

 
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