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Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart (Paperback)
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Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 24/08/2017
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In 2011, a series of anti-government uprisings shook the Middle East and North Africa in what would become known as the Arab Spring.

Few could predict that these convulsions, initially hailed in the West as a triumph of democracy, would give way to brutal civil war, the terrors of the Islamic State, and a global refugee crisis. New York Times bestselling author Scott Anderson shows, that in fact, the seeds of catastrophe had been sown long before.

In this gripping account, Anderson examines the myriad complex causes of the region's profound unravelling, tracing the ideological conflicts of the present to their origins in the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003 and beyond.

From this investigation emerges a rare view into a land in upheaval through the eyes of six individuals-the matriarch of a dissident Egyptian family; a Libyan Air Force cadet with divided loyalties; a Kurdish physician from a prominent warrior clan; a Syrian university student caught in civil war; an Iraqi activist for women's rights; and an Iraqi day laborer-turned-ISIS fighter.

A probing and insightful work of reportage, Fractured Lands offers a penetrating portrait of the contemporary Arab world and brings the stunning realities of an unprecedented geopolitical tragedy into crystalline focus.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509852710
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 197 x 130 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
It's tempting to turn our backs on the endless violence and hopelessness that consumes several key Arab states, Iraq and Syria in particular. Anderson's compelling profiles of the courageous and confused people trying to survive in harrowing times, and his insights into the tragic consequences of decisions by leaders in the region and outside, draw us back in. * World Politics Review *
A major contribution. * Huffington Post *
[An] epic piece. . . . Remarkable. * Democracy Now! *
Fascinating . . . Masterly -- Sir Max Hastings, Sunday Times on Lawrence in Arabia
Tremendous . . . A masterpiece -- Jan Morris, Daily Telegraph on Lawrence in Arabia
Magisterial -- Amir Taheri, The Times on Lawrence in Arabia
Fascinating . . . Illuminating -- New York Times on Lawrence in Arabia
Gripping . . . brilliant -- William Dalrymple, New Statesman on Lawrence in Arabia
Engrossing, thoughtful and intrictate -- Alex von Tunzelmann, New York Times Book Review on Lawrence in Arabia
Compelling -- Washington Post on Lawrence in Arabia
Thrilling -- Boston Globe on Lawrence in Arabia

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