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Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War | [Anthony Shadid]

Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War

Determined to offer an unfiltered version of events, the Washington Post's Anthony Shadid was neither embedded with soldiers nor briefed by politicians. Because he is fluent in Arabic, Shadid, an Arab-American born and raised in Oklahoma, was able to actually disappear into the divided, dangerous worlds of Iraq. Day by day, as American dreams clashed with Arab notions of justice, he pieced together the human story of ordinary Iraqis weathering the terrible dislocations and tragedies of war.
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Publisher's Summary

From the only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from Iraq, here is the riveting account of ordinary people caught between the struggles of nations.

Determined to offer an unfiltered version of events, the Washington Post's Anthony Shadid was neither embedded with soldiers nor briefed by politicians. Because he is fluent in Arabic, Shadid, an Arab-American born and raised in Oklahoma, was able to actually disappear into the divided, dangerous worlds of Iraq. Day by day, as American dreams clashed with Arab notions of justice, he pieced together the human story of ordinary Iraqis weathering the terrible dislocations and tragedies of war. Through the lives of Sunnis and Shiites, men and women, American sympathizers, and outraged young men newly transformed into martyrs, Shadid shows us the journey of defiant, hopeful, resilient Iraq. Moving from battle scenes to subdued streets enlivened only by the call to prayer, Shadid uses the experiences of his characters to illustrate how Saddam's downfall paved the way not only for democracy but also for an Islamic reawakening and jihad.

Night Draws Near, as compelling as it is human, is an illuminating and poignant account from a reporter whose coverage has drawn international attention and acclaim.

©2005 Anthony Shadid; (P)2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

What the Critics Say

  • National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee, 2005, General Nonfiction

" "Incisive and eloquent." (The New York Times)
"The book, which moves among scenes and characters like a picaresque novel, is not only a pleasure to read but a welcome source of information. Shadid offers just enough history and context to orient the reader, and he includes the kinds of details, adages, prayers, lyrics from pop songs, that make a place come alive. In the end, Baghdad is the character he mourns most." (Publishers Weekly)
"A frequently moving and sometimes heartbreaking portrait of individuals striving to live their private lives when circumstances often make the pursuit of personal happiness almost impossible." (Booklist)

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    This guy is not much of a narrator, and not much of a writer either. Instead of a coherent overview of what happened, all we get is a mishmash of stories and pieces of Bush administration polices mixed together.

    Not recommended.

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