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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,229 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Packer Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Assassins' Gate, so dubbed by American soldiers, is the entrance to the American zone in the city of Baghdad. In 2003, the United States blazed into Iraq to depose dictator Saddam Hussein. But after three years and unknown thousands killed, that country faces an escalating civil war and an uncertain fate. How did it get to this point?

Rich in history and political insight, this is an important contribution to the ongoing dialogue over the Iraq War. George Packer describes the players and ideas behind the Bush administration's war policy. He also provides first-hand accounts of the men and women, both civilian and military, coalition and Iraqi, who are caught in the middle of the conflict.

Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Award, George Packer is a venerated staff writer for The New Yorker with four tours on assignment in Iraq. With The Assassins' Gate, he offers a penetrating work of journalism.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John | 2/8/2014

    " Donald Rumsfeld = war criminal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Hirning | 1/26/2014

    " Great book to learn about the history of the war and the major players in the ongoing saga. Gives you a great feel for life in Iraq during wartime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brian | 1/25/2014

    " This book stands out among those I've read so far about America's occupation of Iraq. The author is featured prominently in "No End in Sight", the recent documentary. Together, they are excellent companion pieces, if you're in to being outraged and depressed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Faye | 1/13/2014

    " FFL selection. Author writes for the New Yorker and will be speaking at the library. "

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