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Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date February 23, 2010
Pages 365
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307477538
ISBN-10 0307477533
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $15.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The fullest, most intimate account of life in the Green Zone, the sheltered bubble where idealistic Americans planned the occupation while Iraq fell apart.

The Green Zone, Baghdad, 2003: in this walled-off compound of swimming pools and luxurious amenities, Paul Bremer and his Coalition Provisional Authority set out to fashion a new, democratic Iraq. Staffed by idealistic aides chosen primarily for their political affiliations and views on issues such as abortion, the CPA spent the crucial first year of occupation pursuing goals that had little to do with the immediate crises of a postwar nation. In this acclaimed firsthand account, the former Baghdad bureau chief of The Washington Post gives us an intimate and remarkably dispassionate portrait of life inside this Oz-like place, which continued unaffected by the growing mayhem outside. This is a quietly devastating portrait of imperial folly, and an essential book for anyone who wants to understand those early days when things went irrevocably wrong in Iraq.

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