9781934848043

In Search of Iraq : Baghdad to Babylon

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    9781934848043

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    1934848042

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-01
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
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Summary

From 1998 until the chaotic aftermath of the invasion, news reporter Richard Downes witnessed firsthand the incredible changes that have overwhelmed the Iraqi people. In Search of Iraq goes far deeper into the environment than the daily news reports seen by the Western World. Small events of ordinary life and whispered conversations in back alleys are as telling as the grand political statements. With an unflinching focus on the customs, religion, culture and historical diversity of all the communities in the region, Richard Downes reveals the true horror and impact of war, as well as the friendships that can blossom in a country torn to shreds. What emerges is a stunning memorial to a disintegrating nation.Richard Downes is a journalist living in Dublin. After working in the financial press, he joined the BBC where he worked for a decade. For three and a half years he crossed the African continent covering wars, insurrections and catastrophes. His BBC posting Jordan brought him to the mid east in 1998, and he subsequently found his niche in Iraq. Isolated through international sanctions, Iraq and its people captivated him.

Author Biography

Richard Downes is a journalist living in Dublin. For three and a half years he crossed the African continent covering wars, insurrections and catastrophes. His BBC posting Jordan brought him to the Mideast in 1998, and he subsequently found his niche in Iraq. Vincent Browne, prominent Irish columnist and radio host, described him as "the best reporter covering the war." He has continued to travel to Iraq in the chaotic post-war era.

Table of Contents

Mapp. VI
Important Events In Iraq's Historyp. VI
Prologuep. IX
Through The Fieldsp. 1
Mister Fixitp. 23
We Were Here First - The Christiansp. 68
The Sunni - Mohammedp. 101
From The Misty Southp. 144
The Britsp. 182
The Yanksp. 217
Iraq: The Great Experimentp. 251
Afterword: Kurds-Odd Man Outp. 263
Indexp. 279
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