Occupational Hazards

Occupational Hazards

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Middle Eastern History
Paperback Published on: 04/05/2007
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By September 2003, six months after the US-led invasion of Iraq, the anarchy had begun. Rory Stewart, a young Biritish diplomat, was appointed as the Coalition Provisional Authority's deputy governor of a province of 850,000 people in the southern marshland region. There, he and his colleagues confronted gangsters, Iranian-linked politicians, tribal vendettas and a full Islamist insurgency. Occupational Hazards is Rory Stewart's inside account of the attempt to rebuild a nation, the errors made, the misunderstandings and insurmountable difficulties encountered. It reveals an Iraq hidden from most foreign journalists and soldiers. Stewart is an award-winning writer, gifted with extraordinary insight into the comedy, occasional heroism and moral risks of foreign occupation.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780330440509
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 322g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 131 x 30 mm

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Imagine being sent by your Government to a village to try to organise tribes of locals who did not want to be organised and some of them on a daily basis w... READ MORE