The Fall of Baghdad (Paperback)

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"Reminiscent of the best war literature, such as John Hersey's Hiroshima, Michael Herr's Dispatches, and Michael Kelly's Martyr's Day." --The Washington Post

The Fall of Baghdad
is a masterpiece of literary reportage about the experience of ordinary Iraqis living through the endgame of the Saddam Hussein regime, its violent fall, and the troubled American occupation. In channeling a tragedy of epic dimensions through the stories of real people caught up in the whirlwind of history, Jon Lee Anderson has written a book of timeless significance.

About the Author

Jon Lee Anderson is the author of Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent WorldChe Guevara: A Revolutionary LifeThe Lion’s Grave: Dispatches from Afghanistan; and, with his brother Scott Anderson, War Zones and Inside the League. He is a regular contributor to the New Yorker.

Praise For…

"This is a necessary book, the best I've read about Iraq." --David Lipsky, The New York Times Book Review

"Revelatory . . . Anderson shows how a well-wrought word-picture is aworth a thousand hours of CNN." --The Village Voice

"Indispensable for understanding what is going on inside Iraqi society today." --The Washington Post

"In this measured, keenly descriptive account, hindsight gives way to horror as the early rumblings of war become reality and the city of Baghdad is changed beyond recognition." --The New York Times
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143035855
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: September 27th, 2005
Pages: 416
Language: English