The Assassins' Gate
America in IraqBook - 2006
"Hailed as "The Definitive Book about the Iraq War" by Salon, The Assassins' Gate recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerrilla war in Iraq. It brings to life the people and ideas that created the Bush administration's war policy and led America to the Assassins' Gate-the main point of entry into the American zone in Baghdad. It also describes the place of the war in American life: the ideological battles in Washington that led to chaos in Iraq, the ordeal of a fallen soldier's family, and the political culture of a country too bitterly polarized to realize such a vast and morally complex undertaking. George Packer's "authoritative and tough-minded" (The New York Times) first-person narrative combines the scope of an epic history with the depth and intimacy of a novel, creating a masterful account of America's most controversial foreign venture since Vietnam. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006
Edition: First paperback edition
Branch Call Number: History 956.7044 Pac
Alternative Title: America in Iraq