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Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War

Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War
Author: Anthony Shadid
ISBN 13: 9780312426033
ISBN 10: 312426038
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2006-07-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 528
List Price: $18.00

Winner of the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize

A Washington Post Book World Top Five Nonfiction Book of the Year

A Seattle Times Top Ten Best Book of the Year

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

In 2003, The Washington Post's Anthony Shadid went to war in Iraq, but not as an embedded journalist. Born and raised in Oklahoma, of Lebanese descent, Shadid, a fluent Arabic speaker, has spent the last three years dividing his time between Washington, D.C., and Baghdad. The only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for his extraordinary coverage of Iraq, Shadid is also the only writer to describe the human story of ordinary Iraqis weathering the unexpected impact of America's invasion and occupation. Through the moving stories of individual Iraqis, Shadid shows how Saddam's downfall paved the way not just for hopes of democracy but also for the importation of jihad and the rise of a bloody insurgency. "A superb reporter's book," wrote Seymour Hersh; Night Draws Near is, according to Mark Danner, "essential."

The Washington Post - James Webb

… as a piece of reporting on the forces that are shaping today's Iraq, this is as fine a book as one could hope to read.