Imperial Life in The Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone

Imperial Life in The Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone

By: Chandrasekaran, Rajiv

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A National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Bestseller

The Green Zone, Baghdad, Iraq, 2003: in this walled-off compound of swimming pools and luxurious amenities, Paul Bremer and his Coalition Provisional Authority set out to fashion a new, democratic Iraq. Staffed by idealistic aides chosen primarily for their views on issues such as abortion and capital punishment, the CPA spent the crucial first year of occupation pursuing goals that had little to do with the immediate needs of a postwar nation: flat taxes instead of electricity and deregulated health care instead of emergency medical supplies.

In this acclaimed firsthand account, the former Baghdad bureau chief of The Washington Post gives us an intimate portrait of life inside this Oz-like bubble, which continued unaffected by the growing mayhem outside. This is a quietly devastating tale of imperial folly, and the definitive history of those early days when things went irrevocably wrong in Iraq.

Title: Imperial Life in The Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone

Author Name: Chandrasekaran, Rajiv

Categories: Middle East History,

Publisher: Vintage Books: September 2007

ISBN Number: 0307278832

ISBN Number 13: 9780307278838

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 343700