The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq
THE ASSASSINS GATE: AMERICA IN IRAQ recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerilla war in Iraq. It brings to life the people and ideas that created the Bush administrations war policy and led America to the Assassins Gatethe main point of entry into the American zone in Baghdad. The consequences of that policy are shown in the authors brilliant reporting on the ground in Iraq, where he made four tours on assignment for The New Yorker. We see up close the struggles of American soldiers and civilians and Iraqis from all backgrounds, thrown together by a war that followed none of the preconceived scripts. The Assassins' Gatenbsp;also describes the place of the war in American life: the ideological battles in Washington that led to chaos in Iraq, the ordeal of a fallen soldiers family, and the political culture of a country too bitterly polarized to realize such a vast and morally complex undertaking. George Packers first-person narrative combines the scope of an epic history with the depth and intimacy of a novel, creating a masterful account of Americas most controversial foreign venture since Vietnam.
Author: George Packer
Edition: (Edition: First Edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2005-10-15