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Author Chandrasekaran, Rajiv.

Title Imperial life in the emerald city : inside Iraq's green zone / Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Edition First edition
Published New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006

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 MELB  956.704431 Cha/Ili  AVAILABLE
Description x, 320 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Versailles on the Tigris -- 2. A deer in the headlights -- 3. You're in charge! -- 4. Control freak -- 5. Who are these people? -- 6. We need to rethink this -- 7. Bring a duffel bag -- 8. A yearning for old times -- 9. Let this be over -- 10. The plan unravels -- 11. A fool's errand -- 12. We cannot continue like this -- 13. Missed opportunities -- 14. Breaking the rules -- 15. Crazy, if not suicidal -- 16. A lot left to be done
Summary "The Washington Post's former Baghdad bureau chief Rajiv Chandrasekaran takes us with him into the Zone: into a bubble, cut off from wartime realities, where the task of reconstructing a devastated nation competed with the distractions of a Little America." "Drawing on hundreds of interviews and internal documents, Chandrasekaran tells the story of the people and ideas that inhabited the Green Zone during the occupation, from the imperial viceroy L. Paul Bremer III to the fleet of twentysomethings hired to implement the idea that Americans could build a Jeffersonian democracy in an embattled Middle Eastern country."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-306) and index
Subject Coalition Provisional Authority.
Postwar reconstruction -- Iraq.
Iraq War, 2003-2011.
Political corruption -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.
LC no. 2006041014
ISBN 9781400044870
1400044871 alkaline paper
Other Titles Inside Iraq's green zone