The Unraveling

The Unraveling

High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq

Audiobook CD - 2016
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"When Emma Sky volunteered to help rebuild Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, she had little idea what she was getting in to. Her assignment was only supposed to last three months. She went on to serve there longer than any other senior military or diplomatic figure, giving her an unrivaled perspective of the entire conflict. As the representative of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Kirkuk in 2003 and then the political advisor to US General Odierno from 2007-2010, Sky was valued for her knowledge of the region and her outspoken voice. She became a tireless witness to American efforts to transform a country traumatized by decades of war, sanctions, and brutal dictatorship; to insurgencies and civil war; to the planning and implementation of the surge and the subsequent drawdown of US troops; to the corrupt political elites who used sectarianism to mobilize support; and to the takeover of a third of the country by the Islamic State. With sharp detail and tremendous empathy, Sky provides unique insights into the US military as well as the complexities, diversity, and evolution of Iraqi society.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Audio, a division of Recorded Books, [2016]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2016
ISBN: 9781515906957
1515906957
Branch Call Number: CD 956.70443 Sk91U 2016
Characteristics: 10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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