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Cockburn, Patrick 1950-

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Works: 40 works in 180 publications in 7 languages and 7,434 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS79.75, 956.70443
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Out of the ashes : the resurrection of Saddam Hussein by Andrew Cockburn( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,428 libraries worldwide
"Drawing on the authors' firsthand experiences on the ground inside Iraq (often under fire) and their interviews with key players - ranging from members of Saddam's own family to senior officials of the CIA - Out of the Ashes tells what happened when the smoke cleared from the battlefields of the Gulf War. Leaders of the uprising that almost toppled the dictator describe the desperate mission they undertook to plead for American help and how they were turned away. We learn of Saddam's secret plan to fool and corrupt the UN weapons inspectors and how the scheme initially went awry. Senior U.S. intelligence officials explain what they really thought of the Iraqi opposition movement they helped to create. An agent on the CIA payroll recounts his exploits planting bombs in Baghdad." "While U.S. officials grappled with the ongoing crisis of Saddam's survival, the Iraqi leader himself presided over a regime dominated by his own terrifying family. Here is the full story of that family - "animals," as one former intimate describes them - and its vicious feuds, including the downfall of the man who once stood at Saddam's right hand."--Jacket
The occupation by Patrick Cockburn( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
"In February 2003, Patrick Cockburn secretly crossed the Tigris river from Syria into Iraq just before the US/British invasion, and has covered the war ever since. In The Occupation, he provides a vivid and disturbing picture of a country in turmoil, and the dangers and privations endured by its people." "The Occupation explores the mosaic of communities in Iraq, the US and Britain's failure to understand the country they were invading and how this led to fatal mistakes. Cockburn, who has been visiting Iraq since 1978, describes the disintegration of the country under the occupation. Travelling throughout Iraq, from the Kurdish north, to Baghdad, Falluja and Basra, he records the response of the country's population - Shia and Sunni, Arab and Kurd - to the invasion, the growth of the resistance and its transformation into a full-scale uprising. He explains why deepening religious and ethnic divisions drove the country towards civil war." "Above all, Cockburn traces how the occupation's failure led to the collapse of the country, and the high price paid by Iraqis. He charts the impact of savage sectarian killings, rampant corruption and economic chaos on everyday life: from the near destruction of Baghdad's al-Mutanabi book market to the failure to supply electricity, water and, ironically, fuel to Iraq's population."--Jacket
The rise of Islamic state : ISIS and the new Sunni revolution by Patrick Cockburn( Book )
21 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 919 libraries worldwide
"Out of the failures of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Arab Spring and Syria, a new threat emerges. While Al Qaeda is weakened, new jihadi movements, especially ISIS, are starting to emerge. In military operations in June 2014 they were far more successful than Al Qaeda ever were, taking territory that reaches across borders and includes the city of Mosul. The reports of their military coordination and brutality are chilling. While they call for the formation of a new caliphate once again the West becomes a target. How could things have gone so badly wrong? In The Rise of Islamic State, Cockburn analyzes the reasons for the unfolding of US and the West's greatest foreign policy debacle and the impact that it has on the war-torn and volatile Middle East."--Publisher information
Muqtada : Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia revival, and the struggle for Iraq by Patrick Cockburn( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
A portrait of the formidable Shiite figure who has been predicted to be a future leader in Iraq, this book describes his rise from a resistance fighter, the assassinations of his family members, and his frequent confrontations with the American military
The age of jihad : Islamic State and the great war for the Middle East by Patrick Cockburn( Book )
9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
"Presented in ... diary form, this substantial volume draws together a careful selection of Cockburn's writings from the frontlines of the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, interspersed with thoughtful analyses and contemporary, original reflection. What emerges is the fine grain and nuance of an unfolding tragedy in which, in contrast to the often facile proclamations of politicians and much of the media: "These are not black-and-white situations, good guys against bad, vile tyrant against a risen people like a scene out of Les Miserables. It is astonishing and depressing to see Western governments committing their countries to wars without recognizing this basic fact." The conflicts being fueled by such misunderstandings are today spilling over to cities in the West, provoking a backlash that learns little from recent history and is likely only to make things worse.--Publisher
Syria burning : a short history of a catastrophe by Charles Glass( Book )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
"What are the origins of the Syrian crisis, and why did no one do anything to stop it? Since the upsurge of the Arab Spring in 2011, the Syrian civil war has claimed in excess of 200,000 lives, with an estimated 8 million Syrians, more than a third of the country's population, forced to flee their homes. Militant Sunni groups, such as ISIS, have taken control of large swathes of the nation. The impact of this catastrophe is now being felt on the streets of Europe and the United States. Veteran Middle East expert Charles Glass combines reportage, analysis, and history to provide an accessible overview of the origins and permutations defining the conflict. He also gives a powerful argument for why the West has failed to get to grips with the consequences of the crisis"--
The Jihadis return : ISIS and the new Sunni uprising by Patrick Cockburn( Book )
12 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 190 libraries worldwide
"Though capable of staging spectacular attacks like 9/11, jihadist organizations were not a significant force on the ground when they first became notorious in the shape of al-Qa'ida at the turn of century. The West's initial successes in the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan weakened their support still further. Today, as renowned Middle East commentator Patrick Cockburn sets out in this explosive new book, that's all changed. Exploiting the missteps of the West's wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, as well as its misjudgments in relation to Syria and the uprisings of the Arab Spring, jihadist organizations, of which ISIS is the most important, are swiftly expanding. They now control a geographical territory greater in size than Britain or Michigan, stretching from the Sunni heartlands in the north and west of Iraq through a broad swath of north-east Syria. On the back of their capture of Mosul and much of northern Iraq in June 2014, the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been declared the head of a new caliphate that demands the allegiance of all Muslims. The secular, democratic politics that were supposedly at the fore of the Arab Spring have been buried by the return of the jihadis. As the Islamic State announced by ISIS confronts its enemies, the West will once again become a target ... How could things have gone so badly wrong? Writing in these pages with customary calmness and clarity, and drawing on unrivaled experience as a reporter in the region, Cockburn analyzes the unfolding of one of the West's greatest foreign policy debacles and the rise of the new jihadis."--Publisher information
Muqtada al-Sadr and the fall of Iraq by Patrick Cockburn( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
War correspondent Patrick Cockburn charts the rise of Muqtada. He examines the Shia uprisings; Muqtada's family background (in particular the martyrdom of his father, Muhammad Sadiq, and his father-in-law, Muhammad Baqir, by Saddam Hussein); his leadership of the 70,000-strong Mehdi army; his links to the Iranians; his ambivalent relations with the Iraqi government; and the botched attempt to kill him by the U.S
Muqtada : Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia revival, and the struggle for Iraq by Patrick Cockburn( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
A portrait of the formidable Shiite figure who has been predicted to be a future leader in Iraq, this book describes his rise from a resistance fighter, the assassinations of his family members, and his frequent confrontations with the American military
Muqtada al-Sadr and the battle for the future of Iraq by Patrick Cockburn( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
A portrait of the formidable Shiite figure who has been predicted to be a future leader in Iraq, this book describes his rise from a resistance fighter, the assassinations of his family members, and his frequent confrontations with the American military
De nieuwe Heilige Oorlog : de opkomst van IS en de soennitische opstand by Patrick Cockburn( Book )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Dutch and held by 59 libraries worldwide
El regreso del Jihad by Patrick Cockburn( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 28 libraries worldwide
How could things have gone so badly wrong? Writing in these pages with customary calmness and clarity, and drawing on unrivaled experience as a reporter in the region, Cockburn analyzes the unfolding of one of the West's greatest foreign policy debacles and the rise of the new jihadis. --Amazon
Chaos and caliphate : the jihadi struggle for the Middle East by Patrick Cockburn( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
From 2001 to the present day, Patrick Cockburn's reporting from the conflicts that have roiled the Middle East and beyond has been peerless. Filing stories untrammeled by preconceptions but drawing on extensive first-hand experience of the region and a deep knowledge of its history, Cockburn's ability to make the correct call in the midst of often complex crises has been remarkable in its consistency. Thus he anticipated the unsustainability of the Western invasions in Afghanistan and Iraq, the likelihood that rebels in Libya would end up fighting each other, and the spilling over of the Sunni rebellion in Syria into neighboring Iraq. Perhaps most strikingly, he reported on the emergence of ISIS as a major force before even government intelligence agencies were aware of the threat it posed, leading the judges of the British Journalism Awards to wonder "whether the Government should consider pensioning off the whole of MI6 and hire Patrick Cockburn instead." Presented in compelling diary form, this substantial volume draws together a careful selection of Cockburn's writings from the frontlines of the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, interspersed with thoughtful analyses and contemporary, original reflection. What emerges is the fine grain and nuance of an unfolding tragedy in which, in contrast to the often facile proclamations of politicians and much of the media: "These are not black-and-white situations, good guys against bad, vile tyrant against a risen people like a scene out of Les Miserables. It is astonishing and depressing to see Western governments … committing their countries to wars without recognizing this basic fact." The conflicts being fueled by such misunderstandings are today spilling over to cities in the West, provoking a backlash that learns little from recent history and is likely only to make things worse. In this fervid situation, the measured, erudite work of a journalist like Patrick Cockburn becomes simply indispensable.--Publisher
Muqtada al-Sadr and the Shia insurgency in Iraq by Patrick Cockburn( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
L'énigme Saddam by Andrew Cockburn( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Enquête de terrain au coeur du système irakien : son armement, les deux tentatives d'assassinat manquées contre Saddam Hussein, comment celui-ci parvient à tenir tête aux Etats-Unis. Mais aussi où il se cache, le rôle de sa famille, ses méthodes pour se maintenir au pouvoir, les réseaux terroristes sur lesquels il s'appuie, son arsenal chimique
ISIS, el retorno de la yihad by Patrick Cockburn( Book )
5 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 15 libraries worldwide
El 10 de junio de 2014, poco m©Łs de un millar de combatientes de Isis logr©đ vencer al ej©♭rcito iraqu©Ư y tomar la ciudad de Mosul, la segunda m©Łs pr©đspera y poblada de Irak. Transcurridos pocos meses desde la retirada del ej©♭rcito estadounidense, la atenci©đn mundial volv©Ưa a centrarse otra vez en el pa©Ưs, esta vez, y como suele ocurrir en la mayor©Ưa de ocasiones, para enfrentarse a un grupo a©ðn m©Łs beligerante y radical que el anterior. Y es que a pesar de la espectacularidad de los atentados perpetrados por Al Qaeda, lo cierto es que nunca fue una organizaci©đn con una fuerza significativa sobre el terreno. Hoy, no obstante, el panorama es totalmente diferente. Aprovech©Łndose del caos que sigui©đ a las incursiones militares en Afganist©Łn e Irak, as©Ư como de los levantamientos en Siria y Libano, las organizaciones yihadistas, de las cuales Isis es la m©Łs importante, est©Łn tomando el control de Oriente Pr©đximo. Ahora mismo controlan un territorio mayor que Espa©ła o Reino Unido, desde la cuna del sunismo al norte y oeste de Irak hasta el noreste de Siria. ℗¿Qu©♭ ha llevado al resurgimiento del yihadismo? ℗¿Cu©Łl es la amenaza que se cierne sobre los pa©Ưses occidentales, y en especial sobre Espa©ła? Con el rigor de un periodista que lleva m©Łs de 40 a©łos sobre el terreno, este libro analiza las causas y consecuencias de una situaci©đn en suma peligrosa para la estabilidad mundial
Getting Russia wrong : the end of Kremlinology by Patrick Cockburn( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Arab Spring then and now : from hope to despair ( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"...The Independent's Robert Fish, Patrick Cockburn, and Kim Sengupta, amoung the most acclaimed Middle East correspondents of our generation, examine the events of this regional tsunami that threatens to have an impact on our world for years to come"--Page [4] of cover
Henry's demons : a father and sons journey out madness by Patrick Cockburn( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
On a cold February day two months after his 20th birthday, Henry waded into the lethally cold Newhaven estuary and almost drowned. The trees, he said, had told him to do it. In Afghanistan, Patrick learned that Henry had been admitted to a hospital mental ward. Ten days later he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. With remarkable candour, Patrick writes of the seven years Henry has since spent almost entirely in mental hospitals. Schizophrenics are at high risk for suicide, and his parents live in constant fear for Henry's life. The book also includes Henry's own account of his experiences. In these raw and eerily beautiful chapters he tells of his visions and voices, the sense that he has discovered something magical and profound. Together, Patrick and Henry's stories create one of the most nuanced and revealing portraits of mental illness ever written, and a stirring memoir of family, parenthood, and courage
The broken boy by Patrick Cockburn( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A personal memoir of the last great polio epidemic, affecting 50,000 people, and of the author's own experience of polio; a portrait of his parents, both radicals; and the story of the epidemic in Cork, Ireland, where the author and his family lived in the mid 1950s
 
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Alternative Names
Cockburn, Patrick Oliver
Patrick Cockburn Irish journalist
Patrick Cockburn journaliste irlandais
Patrick Cockburn oorlogsverslaggever uit Ierland
Patrick Cockburn periodista irlandés
باتريك كوكبورن، 1950-
كوكبيرن، باتريك، ١٩٥٠-
پاتریک کوبرن
コバーン, パトリック
パトリック
Languages
English (133)
French (8)
Spanish (7)
Chinese (4)
Dutch (3)
Japanese (2)
Turkish (1)
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