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Triumph of the Martyrs: A Reporter's Journey Into Occupied Iraq


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  • Triumph of the Martyrs: A Reporter's Journey Into Occupied Iraq 
    Title: Triumph of the Martyrs: A Reporter's Journey Into Occupied Iraq
    Author: ROSEN NIR
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 20/07/2008
    Imprint: PERIBO
    Price: $39.95
    Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

    “He is one of the few Western journalists to get inside the Sunni insurgency, and his book contains a memorable portrait, among other things, of Fallujah under the chaotic rule of the mujahideen.” — The New York Review of Books />“Represents brave reportage and significantly increases our understanding of what Rosen describes as an already raging civil war.” — Publishers Weekly />“If you want to gain a better understanding and tangible feel, on a pragmatic, smell-of-the-streets level, of the cause-and-effect cycle of coalition actions upon the Iraqi people, then Rosen’s book is a good place to start.” — Washington Monthly />Reporting from the front lines, Nir Rosen unabashedly and accurately chronicles the demise of Iraq, from a few days after the fall of Saddam to the 2005 elections. A Western journalist fluent in Iraqi-accented Arabic, Rosen infiltrated the inner world of the average Iraqi during his one-and-a-half year stint there. Staying out of the Green Zone, he bravely experienced the Iraqis’ two-fronted plight, relaying to the reader the palpable tension between the Shi’as and the Sunnis and the hate-filled relationship between the Americans and the Iraqis. To give proper voice to these dissensions, Rosen interviewed emerging sect leaders, joined Shi’as on their annual pilgrimage, spoke with Iraqi civilians about the culturally insensitive behavior of American soldiers, and witnessed Americans’ crippling misunderstanding of their responsibilities there. Rosen’s risky reportage, however, also brought him to the brink of death, from armed and suspicious Iraqis aggressively interrogating him at gunpoint to bombs exploding dangerously close to his living quarters. Never before has an author so fluidly permeated the boundaries among the many warring sides of this war-torn country. Triumph of the Martyrs is the first paperback edition of the book published in hardcover in 2006 as In the Belly of the Green Bird .

    ISBN: 9781597971843
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