The Assassins' Gate
America in IraqBook - 2006 | 1st paperback ed
Named one of the Best Books of 2005 by The New York Times , The Washington Post Book World , The Boston Globe , The Chicago Tribune , The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review , The Los Angeles Times Book Review , The New York Times Book Review , USA Today , Time , and New York magazine.
The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq 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.
The Assassins' Gate 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 best-selling 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.