0  items | Rs 0
Imperial Life In The Emerald City

Imperial Life In The Emerald City

Paper Back
by Rajiv Chandrasekaran  
Language: English
Out Of Stock (Out Of Stock) See Details
We accept payment by:
Credit Cards
Cash Cards
Debit Cards
Net Banking
Price:   Rs.795
Our Price   Rs. 755
Discount   Rs.40 (5% Off)
(Prices are inclusive of all taxes)
Imperial Life In The Emerald City
(Notify me when it is in stock?)

Book Summary of Imperial Life In The Emerald City

Paper Back

Full of jaw-dropping tales of the myriad large and small ways in which Bremer and his team poured fuel into the lethal cauldron that is today's Iraq' - Washington Post

From a walled-off enclave of towering plants, smart villas and sparkling swimming pools — a surreal bubble of pure Americana known as the Green Zone — the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority, under imperial viceroy L. Paul Bremer III, attempted to rule Iraq in the first twelve months after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime.

Drawing on hundreds of interviews and internal documents, Rajiv Chandrasekaran tells the memorable story of this ill-prepared attempt to build American democracy in a war-torn Middle Eastern country, detailing not only the risky disbanding of the Iraqi army and the ludicrous attempt to train the new police force, but also bringing to light a host of lesser-known yet typical travesties, among them:

*the aide who based Baghdad's new traffic laws on those of the state of Maryland, downloaded from the net

*the contractor with no previous experience paid millions to guard a closed airport

*the people with prior experience in the Middle East who were excluded in favour of lesser-qualified Republican Party loyalists

*the case of the 24-year-old who had never worked in finance put in charge of revitalising Baghdad's stock exchange

Written with wit and urgency by a sharp-eyed observer, Imperial Life in the Emerald City provides a hair-raising portrait of the gap between the Oz-like Green Zone and the brutal reality of post-war Iraq. It is American reportage at its best.


Details Of Book : Imperial Life In The Emerald City

Book: Imperial Life In The Emerald City
ISBN: 0747591784
ISBN-13: 9780747591788
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Number of Pages: 368
Language: English
Please Note -

* We sell only NEW book and do NOT sell old or used books.
* The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.
* Book reviews are not added by BookAdda.
* Price can change due to reprinting, price change by publisher / distributor.

BookAdda (www.bookadda.com) is a premier online book store in selling books online across India at the most competitive prices. BookAdda sells fiction, business, non fiction, literature, AIEEE, medical, engineering, computer book, etc. The books are delivered across India FREE of cost.

Popular Reads

View All

Best Seller Books

View All