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The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Thorndike Pr
Publication date April 10, 2006
Pages 832
Binding Hardcover
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786284511
ISBN-10 078628451X
Dimensions 1.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 2.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $30.95
Other format details large print
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Named one of the Best Books of 2005 by The New York Times, The Washington Post Book World, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The New York Times Book Review, USA Today, Time, and New York magazine.
 
 The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerrilla war in Iraq. It brings to life the people and ideas that created the Bush administration’s war policy and led America to the Assassins’ Gate—the main point of entry into the American zone in Baghdad.
 
The Assassins’ Gate also describes the place of the war in American life: the ideological battles in Washington that led to chaos in Iraq, the ordeal of a fallen soldier ’s family, and the political culture of a country too bitterly polarized to realize such a vast and morally complex undertaking. George Packer’s best-selling first-person narrative combines the scope of an epic history with the depth and intimacy of a novel, creating a masterful account of America’s most controversial foreign venture since Vietnam.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374299637 Book cover for 9780786284511
 
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (April 10, 2006)
9780786284511 | details & prices | 832 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $30.95
About: Named one of the Best Books of 2005 by The New York Times, The Washington Post Book World, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The New York Times Book Review, USA Today, Time, and New York magazine.
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 22, 2005)
9780374299637 | details & prices | 467 pages | 6.50 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Reconstructs America's entry in the Iraq War, focusing particular attention on the cultural misunderstandings on both sides that made the war possible, as well as the missteps that have shaped its outcome.
Paperback
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from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 1, 2006)
9780374530556 | details & prices | 481 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $16.00
Miscellaneous
1 edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 1, 2006)
9780374705329 | details & prices | 480 pages | List price $9.99
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 16, 2008)
9781435277069 | details & prices | 481 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $24.00

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