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Fractured Lands - How the Arab World Came Apart

Scott Anderson

From the bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia, a piercing account of how the contemporary Arab world came to be riven by catastrophe since the 2003 United States invasion of Iraq. In 2011, a series of anti-government uprisings shook the Middle East and North Africa in what would become known as the Arab Spring. Few could predict that these convulsions, initially hailed in the West as a triumph of democracy, would give way to brutal civil war, the terrors of the Islamic State, and a global refugee crisis. But, as New York Times bestselling author Scott Anderson shows, the seeds of catastrophe had been sown long before. In this gripping account, Anderson examines the myriad complex causes of the region's profound unraveling, tracing the ideological conflicts of the present to their origins in the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003 and beyond. From this investigation emerges a rare view into a land in upheaval through the eyes of six individuals-the matriarch of a dissident Egyptian family; a Libyan Air Force cadet with divided loyalties; a Kurdish physician from a prominent warrior clan; a Syrian university student caught in civil war; an Iraqi activist for women's rights; and an Iraqi day laborer-turned-ISIS fighter. A probing and insightful work of reportage, Fractured Lands offers a penetrating portrait of the contemporary Arab world and brings the stunning realities of an unprecedented geopolitical tragedy into crystalline focus.

From the bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia, a piercing account of how the contemporary Arab world came to be riven by catastrophe since the 2003 United States invasion of Iraq. In 2011, a series of anti-government uprisings shook the Middle East and North Africa in what would become known as the Arab Spring. Few could predict that these convulsions, initially hailed in the West as a triumph of democracy, would give way to brutal civil war, the terrors of the Islamic State, and a global refugee crisis. But, as New York Times bestselling author Scott Anderson shows, the seeds of catastrophe had been sown long before. In this gripping account, Anderson examines the myriad complex causes of the region's profound unraveling, tracing the ideological conflicts of the present to their origins in the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003 and beyond. From this investigation emerges a rare view into a land in upheaval through the eyes of six individuals-the matriarch of a dissident Egyptian family; a Libyan Air Force cadet with divided loyalties; a Kurdish physician from a prominent warrior clan; a Syrian university student caught in civil war; an Iraqi activist for women's rights; and an Iraqi day laborer-turned-ISIS fighter. A probing and insightful work of reportage, Fractured Lands offers a penetrating portrait of the contemporary Arab world and brings the stunning realities of an unprecedented geopolitical tragedy into crystalline focus.
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From the bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia, a piercing account of how the contemporary Arab world came to be riven by catastrophe since the 2003 United States invasion of Iraq. In 2011, a series of anti-government uprisings shook the Middle East and North Africa in what would become known as the Arab Spring. Few could predict that these convulsions, initially hailed in the West as a triumph of democracy, would give way to brutal civil war, the terrors of the Islamic State, and a global refugee crisis. But, as New York Times bestselling author Scott Anderson shows, the seeds of catastrophe had been sown long before. In this gripping account, Anderson examines the myriad complex causes of the region's profound unraveling, tracing the ideological conflicts of the present to their origins in the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003 and beyond. From this investigation emerges a rare view into a land in upheaval through the eyes of six individuals-the matriarch of a dissident Egyptian family; a Libyan Air Force cadet with divided loyalties; a Kurdish physician from a prominent warrior clan; a Syrian university student caught in civil war; an Iraqi activist for women's rights; and an Iraqi day laborer-turned-ISIS fighter. A probing and insightful work of reportage, Fractured Lands offers a penetrating portrait of the contemporary Arab world and brings the stunning realities of an unprecedented geopolitical tragedy into crystalline focus.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 16m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:48


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:12


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:33