Imperial Life in the Emerald City

Imperial Life in the Emerald City

Inside Iraq's Green Zone

Book - 2009 | 1st Vintage Books ed
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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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [2009], c2006
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780307477538
0307477533
Branch Call Number: 956.70443 CHANDRAS
Characteristics: xv, 365 p. : maps ; 21 cm

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jimmybajax33
Sep 06, 2016

A classic example of short-shortsightedness even when the impetus of one's actions are legitimate and valid...it is hard to believe that with all that 'brain-power' in Washington that the U.S. could have missed so badly...a very good read...

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Daveinportland
Aug 26, 2016

Ever wonder how the USA can spend over a trillion dollars in Iraq and have it come out much worse by any measurement than it was under Saddam 'the great Satan' Hussein? Read this book.

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Swede52
Nov 16, 2010

A look at how badly the Iraq war went and how the CPA did little in helping the Iraq government and people get back on their feet. I liked this book because in gives an in depth look at how badly the Iraq war went.

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mmcla15
Jan 22, 2007

This is a well written account of the early days after the invasion of Iraq. It really depresses me that we have learned so little from our time there as the author details the hubris that we approached the culture, the infighting between State Dept and Defense Dept and generally not thinking through the consequences of the invasion.

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