The Resource Prince of the Marshes : And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq, (ebook)

Prince of the Marshes : And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq, (ebook)

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Prince of the Marshes : And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq
Title
Prince of the Marshes
Title remainder
And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq
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eng
Summary
An adventurous diplomat's "engrossing and often darkly humorous" memoir of working with Iraqis after the fall of Saddam Hussein(Publishers Weekly). In August 2003, at the age of thirty, Rory Stewart took a taxi from Jordan to Baghdad. A Farsi-speaking British diplomat who had recently completed an epic walk from Turkey to Bangladesh, he was soon appointed deputy governor of Amarah and then Nasiriyah, provinces in the remote, impoverished marsh regions of southern Iraq. He spent the next eleven months negotiating hostage releases, holding elections, and splicing together some semblance of an infrastructure for a population of millions teetering on the brink of civil war. The Prince of the Marshes tells the story of Stewart's year. As a participant he takes us inside the occupation and beyond the Green Zone, introducing us to a colorful cast of Iraqis and revealing the complexity and fragility of a society we struggle to understand. By turns funny and harrowing, moving and incisive, it amounts to a unique portrait of heroism and the tragedy that intervention inevitably courts in the modern age
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Midwest
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Stewart, Rory
Dewey number
956.704431
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non fiction
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  • Stewart, Rory
  • Coalition Provisional Authority
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • British
  • Electronic books
  • Iraq
  • Marsh Arabs
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adult
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Prince of the Marshes : And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780156033008
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11990825
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11990825
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MWT11990825
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Label
Prince of the Marshes : And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780156033008
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11990825
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11990825
System control number
MWT11990825
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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