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The Prince of the Marshes - And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq

Rory Stewart

In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night he slept on villagers' floors, shared their meals, and listened to their stories of the recent and ancient past. Along the way Stewart met heroes and rogues, tribal elders and teenage soldiers, Taliban commanders and foreign-aid workers. He was also adopted by an unexpected companion-a retired fighting mastiff he named Babur in honor of Afghanistan's first Mughal emperor, in whose footsteps the pair was following. Through these encounters-by turns touching, con-founding, surprising, and funny-Stewart makes tangible the forces of tradition, ideology, and allegiance that shape life in the map's countless places in between.

In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night he slept on villagers' floors, shared their meals, and listened to their stories of the recent and ancient past. Along the way Stewart met heroes and rogues, tribal elders and teenage soldiers, Taliban commanders and foreign-aid workers. He was also adopted by an unexpected companion-a retired fighting mastiff he named Babur in honor of Afghanistan's first Mughal emperor, in whose footsteps the pair was following. Through these encounters-by turns touching, con-founding, surprising, and funny-Stewart makes tangible the forces of tradition, ideology, and allegiance that shape life in the map's countless places in between.
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In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night he slept on villagers' floors, shared their meals, and listened to their stories of the recent and ancient past. Along the way Stewart met heroes and rogues, tribal elders and teenage soldiers, Taliban commanders and foreign-aid workers. He was also adopted by an unexpected companion-a retired fighting mastiff he named Babur in honor of Afghanistan's first Mughal emperor, in whose footsteps the pair was following. Through these encounters-by turns touching, con-founding, surprising, and funny-Stewart makes tangible the forces of tradition, ideology, and allegiance that shape life in the map's countless places in between.

Language:

English

Length:

12h 30m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

35:16


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

18:45


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

17:33


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

26:28


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

12:23


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

17:02


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

07:47


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

13:11


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

33:20


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

12:02


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

33:03


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

31:08


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

22:34


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

05:27


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

05:35


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

02:31


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

15:58


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

19:42


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

16:22


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

15:19


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

13:10


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

14:33


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

13:27


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

08:15


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

20:48


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

04:53


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

23:22


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

08:07


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

08:31


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

08:45


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

09:14


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

07:02


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

09:13


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

09:00


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

09:18


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

08:47


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

10:22


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

12:03


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

07:44


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

08:06


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

05:48


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

16:50


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

06:34


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

11:54


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

07:20


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

08:40


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

07:08


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

07:15


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

05:50


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

14:35


Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 2

15:30


Part 5, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 3

20:46


Part 5, Chapter 4
Part 5, Chapter 4

08:40


Part 5, Chapter 5
Part 5, Chapter 5

07:38


Part 5, Chapter 6
Part 5, Chapter 6

04:22


Part 5, Chapter 7
Part 5, Chapter 7

11:39


Part 5, Chapter 8
Part 5, Chapter 8

11:30


Part 5, Chapter 9
Part 5, Chapter 9

02:16