Occupational Hazards

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Occupational Hazards

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Author: Rory Stewart

Type: Paperback

ISBN: 9781035052172

Date: 9th May, 2024

Publisher: PICADOR

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  2. Military History
  3. Federal Government
  4. True Stories

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A fascinating insight into the complexity, history and unpredictability of Iraq from Rory Stewart, bestselling author of Politics on the Edge and host of hit podcast The Rest Is Politics. 'Devastating' - The Sunday Times 'Absolutely absorbing' - Ken Loach By September 2003, six months after the US-led invasion of Iraq, the anarchy had begun. Rory Stewart, then a young British diplomat, was appointed as the Coalition Provisional Authority's deputy governor of a province of 850,000 people in the southern marshland region. There, he and his colleagues confronted gangsters, Iranian-linked politicians, tribal vendettas and a full Islamist insurgency. Occupational Hazards is Rory Stewart's inside account of the attempt to rebuild a nation, the errors made, the misunderstandings and insurmountable difficulties encountered. It reveals an Iraq hidden from most foreign journalists and soldiers, a rare and compelling insight that remains just as important today. 'An extraordinarily vivid tale' - The Guardian 'Wonderfully observed, wise, evocative' - The Observer

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