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The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq
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The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq by Rory Stewart

In August 2003, at the age of thirty, Rory Stewart took a taxi from Jordan to Baghdad. A Farsi-speaking British diplomat, he was soon appointed deputy governor of Amarah and then Nasiriyah, provinces in the remote, impoverished marsh regions of southern Iraq. He spent the next eleven months negotiating hostage releases, holding elections, and splicing together some semblance of an infrastructure for a population of millions teetering on the brink of civil war. The Prince of the Marshes tells the story of Stewarts year. As a participant, he takes us inside the occupation and beyond the Green Zone, introducing us to a colorful cast of Iraqis and revealing the complexity and fragility of a society we struggle to understand. By turns funny and harrowing, moving and incisive, this book amounts to a unique portrait of heroism and the tragedy that intervention inevitably courts in the modern age.

Author: Rory Stewart

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 448

Publisher: Mariner Books

Publication Date: 2007-04-01

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ISBN: 0156032791


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