The Resource Imperial life in the emerald city : inside Iraq's green zone, Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Imperial life in the emerald city : inside Iraq's green zone, Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Label
Imperial life in the emerald city : inside Iraq's green zone
Title
Imperial life in the emerald city
Title remainder
inside Iraq's green zone
Statement of responsibility
Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Title variation
Inside Iraq's green zone
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Finalist for the National Book Award, this is the startling portrait of an Oz-like place where a vital aspect of our government's folly in Iraq played out. In this unprecedented account, the Washington Post's former Baghdad bureau chief, Raviv Chandrasekaran, takes us with him into the Green Zone, headquarters for the American occupation of Iraq. In this bubble, cut off from wartime realities, where the task of reconstructing a devastated nation competed with the distractions of a Little America were a half-dozen bars stocked with cold beer, a disco where women showed up in hot pants, a shopping mall, and a parking lot filled with shiny new SUV's, much of it run by Halliburton. The country is put into the hands of inexperienced twentysomethings chosen for their Republican Party loyalty. Ignoring what Iraqis say they want or need, the team pursues irrelevant neoconservative solutions and pie-in-the-sky policies instead of rebuilding looted buildings and restoring electricity. Their almost comic initiatives anger the locals and fuel the insurgency. Most Iraqis were barred from entering the Emerald City for fear they would blow it up
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
956.7044/31
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.769
LC item number
.C53 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Imperial life in the emerald city : inside Iraq's green zone, Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-306) and index
Contents
  • The
  • Green Zone, scene 1
  • 3.
  • You're in charge!
  • The
  • Green Zone, scene 2
  • 4.
  • Control freak
  • The
  • Green Zone, scene 3
  • Map of the Green Zone
  • 5.
  • Who are these people?
  • The
  • Green Zone, scene 4
  • 6.
  • We need to rethink this
  • The
  • Green Zone, scene 5
  • 7.
  • Bring a duffel bag
  • Prologue
  • The
  • Green Zone, scene 6
  • 8. A
  • yearning for old times
  • pt. 2.
  • Shattered dreams
  • 9.
  • Let this be over
  • The
  • Green Zone, scene 7
  • pt. 1.
  • 10. The
  • plan unravels
  • The
  • Green Zone, scene 8
  • 11. A
  • fool's errand
  • The
  • Green Zone, scene 9
  • 12.
  • We cannot continue like this
  • Building the bubble
  • The
  • Green Zone, scene 10
  • 13.
  • Missed opportunities
  • The
  • Green Zone, scene 11
  • 14.
  • Breaking the rules
  • The
  • Green Zone, scene 12
  • 1.
  • 15.
  • Crazy, if not suicidal
  • The
  • Green Zone, scene 13
  • 16. A
  • lot left to be done
  • Epilogue
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Versailles on the Tigris
  • 2. A
  • deer in the headlights
Control code
64427530
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 320 p.
Isbn
9781400044870
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Lccn
2006041014
Other physical details
map
System control number
(Sirsi) a1122437

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