Baghdad Burning II

Baghdad Burning II


Gripping portraits of life under the occupation, insurgency, and suicide bombings.

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ISBN: 9781558615298
Publication Date: 09-01-2006

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Introduction by James Ridgeway and Jean Casella

Interweaving commentary on major events from October 2004 to March 2006, with compelling stories about her own life as well as her family’s daily struggles, this is journalism from ground zero recording both occupation and insurgency.

“Reports from ‘Ground Zero’ in Baghdad by the award-winning and ‘Thoughtful writer whose . . . prose packs an emotional punch’.” New York Times

"Riverbend's musings will make it impossible for readers to hold on to some cardboard cutout notion of 'an Iraqi'. . . . Bracing, and sure to be controversial, this is a unique and essential record of our times." Kirkus Reviews

"[Riverbend's] writing is crisp and lucid, a style one would expect from an educated cosmopolitan woman . . . and as such it is both personal and political. . . . Riverbend translates the sterile language of policymakers into the flesh and blood reality of fearful citizens. . . . We need to read Riverbend." National Catholic Reporter