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Imperial Life in The Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone by  Rajiv Chandrasekaran - Paperback - First Thus - 2007 - from The Parnassus BookShop and

Imperial Life in The Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone

by Chandrasekaran, Rajiv

Condition: As New/No Jacket

U.S.A: Vintage Books/Random House, 2007. First Thus. Paperback. As New/No Jacket. Vintage Books First Edition. Trade Paperback As New. Clean, bright, unmarked, tight and square volume. " - - It should be read by anyone who wants to understand how things went so badly wrong in Iraq". From The New York TImes Book Review. 365 pages with Notes and Index. 5.2 x 8 inches. 2007, Vintage Books/Random House, New York, New York, USA

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 views on issues such as abortion and capital punishment, the CPA spent the crucial first year of occupation pursuing goals that had little to do with the immediate needs of a postwar nation: flat taxes instead of electricity and deregulated health care instead of emergency medical supplies. In this acclaimed firsthand account, the former Baghdad bureau chief of The Washington Post gives us an intimate portrait of life inside this Oz-like bubble, which continued unaffected by the growing mayhem outside. This is a quietly devastating tale of imperial folly, and the definitive history of those early days when things went irrevocably wrong in Iraq.From the Trade Paperback edition.


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