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Night Draws Near - Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War-logo

Night Draws Near - Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War

Anthony Shadid

From the only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from Iraq, here is the riveting account of ordinary people caught between the struggles of nations. Determined to offer an unfiltered version of events, the Washington Post's Anthony Shadid was neither embedded with soldiers nor briefed by politicians. Because he is fluent in Arabic, Shadid-an Arab-American born and raised in Oklahoma-was able to actually disappear into the divided, dangerous worlds of Iraq. Day by day, as American dreams clashed with Arab notions of justice, he pieced together the human story of ordinary Iraqis weathering the terrible dislocations and tragedies of war. Through the lives of Sunnis and Shiites, men and women, American sympathizers, and outraged young men newly transformed into martyrs, Shadid shows us the journey of defiant, hopeful, resilient Iraq. Moving from battle scenes to subdued streets enlivened only by the call to prayer, Shadid uses the experiences of his characters to illustrate how Saddam's downfall paved the way not only for democracy but also for an Islamic reawakening and jihad. NIGHT DRAWS NEAR-as compelling as it is human-is an illuminating and poignant account from a reporter whose coverage has drawn international attention and acclaim.

From the only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from Iraq, here is the riveting account of ordinary people caught between the struggles of nations. Determined to offer an unfiltered version of events, the Washington Post's Anthony Shadid was neither embedded with soldiers nor briefed by politicians. Because he is fluent in Arabic, Shadid-an Arab-American born and raised in Oklahoma-was able to actually disappear into the divided, dangerous worlds of Iraq. Day by day, as American dreams clashed with Arab notions of justice, he pieced together the human story of ordinary Iraqis weathering the terrible dislocations and tragedies of war. Through the lives of Sunnis and Shiites, men and women, American sympathizers, and outraged young men newly transformed into martyrs, Shadid shows us the journey of defiant, hopeful, resilient Iraq. Moving from battle scenes to subdued streets enlivened only by the call to prayer, Shadid uses the experiences of his characters to illustrate how Saddam's downfall paved the way not only for democracy but also for an Islamic reawakening and jihad. NIGHT DRAWS NEAR-as compelling as it is human-is an illuminating and poignant account from a reporter whose coverage has drawn international attention and acclaim.
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From the only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from Iraq, here is the riveting account of ordinary people caught between the struggles of nations. Determined to offer an unfiltered version of events, the Washington Post's Anthony Shadid was neither embedded with soldiers nor briefed by politicians. Because he is fluent in Arabic, Shadid-an Arab-American born and raised in Oklahoma-was able to actually disappear into the divided, dangerous worlds of Iraq. Day by day, as American dreams clashed with Arab notions of justice, he pieced together the human story of ordinary Iraqis weathering the terrible dislocations and tragedies of war. Through the lives of Sunnis and Shiites, men and women, American sympathizers, and outraged young men newly transformed into martyrs, Shadid shows us the journey of defiant, hopeful, resilient Iraq. Moving from battle scenes to subdued streets enlivened only by the call to prayer, Shadid uses the experiences of his characters to illustrate how Saddam's downfall paved the way not only for democracy but also for an Islamic reawakening and jihad. NIGHT DRAWS NEAR-as compelling as it is human-is an illuminating and poignant account from a reporter whose coverage has drawn international attention and acclaim.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 7m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:15


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:47


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:03