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The Assassins' Gate - America in Iraq

George Packer

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Genres:

History

Description:

Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Award, George Packer is a venerated staff writer for The New Yorker-with four tours on assignment in Iraq. With The Assassins' Gate, he offers a penetrating work of journalism on the United States' occupation of Iraq. The Assassins' Gate, dubbed so by American soldiers, is the entrance to the American zone in the city of Baghdad. In 2003, the United States blazed into Iraq to depose dictator Saddam Hussein. But after three years and unknown thousands killed, that country faces an escalating civil war and an uncertain fate. How did it get to this point? George Packer describes the players and ideas behind the Bush administration's war policy. He also provides first-hand accounts of the men and women-both civilian and military, coalition and Iraqi-who are caught in the middle of the conflict. Rich in history and political insight, this is an important contribution to the ongoing dialogue over the Iraq War.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Poe

Length:

19h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

11:02


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:23:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:11:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:31:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:10:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:21:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:41:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:20:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:00:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:37:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:37:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:29:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:38:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:06