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The Resource Imperial life in the emerald city : inside Bagdad's green zone, Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Imperial life in the emerald city : inside Bagdad's green zone, Rajiv Chandrasekaran

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Imperial life in the emerald city : inside Bagdad's green zone
Title
Imperial life in the emerald city
Title remainder
inside Bagdad's green zone
Statement of responsibility
Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Title variation
Inside Bagdad's green zone
Title variation remainder
inside Iraqs green zone
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Washington Post's former Baghdad bureau chief Rajiv Chandrasekaran takes us with him into the Zone: into a bubble, cut off from wartime realities, where the task of reconstructing a devastated nation competed with the distractions of a Little America." "Drawing on hundreds of interviews and internal documents, Chandrasekaran tells the story of the people and ideas that inhabited the Green Zone during the occupation, from the imperial viceroy L. Paul Bremer III to the fleet of twentysomethings hired to implement the idea that Americans could build a Jeffersonian democracy in an embattled Middle Eastern country."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Presents a revealing look at life in Baghdad's Green Zone, the headquarters for the American occupation in Iraq, criticizing the follies and foibles of L. Paul Bremer in the invasion and reconstruction of Iraq
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Writing style
Award
  • Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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164149
Cataloging source
APLS
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Chandrasekaran, Rajiv
Dewey number
956 704431
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Postwar reconstruction
  • Iraq War, 2003
  • Political corruption
  • United States
  • Coalition Provisional Authority
Target audience
adult
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inside Iraq's green zone
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Imperial life in the emerald city : inside Bagdad's green zone, Rajiv Chandrasekaran
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Note
First published in New York by Alfred A. Knopf in 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-340) and index
Contents
1. Versailles on the Tigris -- 2. A deer in the headlights -- 3. You're in charge! -- 4. Control freak -- 5. Who are these people? -- 6. We need to rethink this -- 7. Bring a duffel bag -- 8. A yearning for old times -- 9. Let this be over -- 10. The plan unravels -- 11. A fool's errand -- 12. We cannot continue like this -- 13. Missed opportunities -- 14. Breaking the rules -- 15. Crazy, if not suicidal -- 16. A lot left to be done
Control code
000041278217
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
356 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780747591788
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
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Label
Imperial life in the emerald city : inside Bagdad's green zone, Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Link
Publication
Note
First published in New York by Alfred A. Knopf in 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-340) and index
Contents
1. Versailles on the Tigris -- 2. A deer in the headlights -- 3. You're in charge! -- 4. Control freak -- 5. Who are these people? -- 6. We need to rethink this -- 7. Bring a duffel bag -- 8. A yearning for old times -- 9. Let this be over -- 10. The plan unravels -- 11. A fool's errand -- 12. We cannot continue like this -- 13. Missed opportunities -- 14. Breaking the rules -- 15. Crazy, if not suicidal -- 16. A lot left to be done
Control code
000041278217
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
356 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780747591788
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
map

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