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The unravelling : high hopes and missed opportunities in Iraq, Emma Sky

Label
The unravelling : high hopes and missed opportunities in Iraq
Title
The unravelling
Title remainder
high hopes and missed opportunities in Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Emma Sky
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Emma Sky, an intrepid young British woman, volunteered to help rebuild Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, she had little idea what she was letting herself in for. It was only supposed to last three months but instead spanned a decade. As the representative of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Kirkuk and then the political advisor to US General Odierno, Sky was valued for her outspoken voice and different perspectives that she brought due to her knowledge of the Middle East. Since the invasion in 2003, Sky has been a tireless witness to American efforts to transform a country traumatised by decades of war, sanctions and brutal dictatorship; to insurgencies and civil war; to the planning and implementation of the surge and the subsequent drawdown of US troops; to corrupt political elites who use sectarianism to mobilise support; and to the takeover of a third of the country by the Islamic State. Called the 'modern-day Gertrude Bell' by The Times, Sky provides unique insights into the US military, and the complexities, diversity and evolution of Iraqi society. With sharp detail, tremendous empathy and respect for those who served -- The Unravelling is an intimate portrait of how and why the Iraq adventure failed despite the best and often heroic efforts of its young men and women on the ground
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sky, Emma
Dewey number
956.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sky, Emma
  • United States
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Label
The unravelling : high hopes and missed opportunities in Iraq, Emma Sky
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : The Iraq inquiry -- pt. I. Direct rule : June 2003-June 2004 -- To the land of two rivers -- Sky soldiers -- "Our miss bell" -- Scramble for Kirkuk -- Life in the Republican palace -- The assassination of Sheikh Agar -- Goodbye to all that -- pt. II. Surge : January-December 2007 -- Back to Baghdad -- Fard al-Qanun -- Awakening to reconciliation -- Surging through the summer -- Sardist ceasefire -- Victory -- pt. III. Drawdown : May 2008-September 2010 -- Melian dialogue -- Uncomfortable SOFA -- Out of the cities -- Trouble along the green line -- Election shenanigans -- Losing Iraq -- pt. IV. Aftermath : January 2012-July 2014 -- Things fall apart
Control code
000054851354
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781782392576
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910166298
Label
The unravelling : high hopes and missed opportunities in Iraq, Emma Sky
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : The Iraq inquiry -- pt. I. Direct rule : June 2003-June 2004 -- To the land of two rivers -- Sky soldiers -- "Our miss bell" -- Scramble for Kirkuk -- Life in the Republican palace -- The assassination of Sheikh Agar -- Goodbye to all that -- pt. II. Surge : January-December 2007 -- Back to Baghdad -- Fard al-Qanun -- Awakening to reconciliation -- Surging through the summer -- Sardist ceasefire -- Victory -- pt. III. Drawdown : May 2008-September 2010 -- Melian dialogue -- Uncomfortable SOFA -- Out of the cities -- Trouble along the green line -- Election shenanigans -- Losing Iraq -- pt. IV. Aftermath : January 2012-July 2014 -- Things fall apart
Control code
000054851354
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781782392576
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910166298

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