Unravelling

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Emma Sky volunteered to go to Iraq immediately after the invasion in 2003. When she had to move into a US army compound for her own safety, she won the confidence of top US military officials and became a political advisor at the heart of the US operations during the volatile days of the Surge.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2016SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015Emma Sky was working for the British Council during the invasion of Iraq, when the ad went around calling for volunteers. Appalled at what she saw as a wrongful war, she signed up, expecting to be gone for months. Instead, her time in Iraq spanned a decade, and became a personal odyssey so unlikely that it could be a work of fiction. Quickly made civilian representative of the CPA in Kirkuk, and then political advisor to General Odierno, Sky became valued for her outspoken voice and the unique perspective she offered as an outsider. In her intimate, clear-eyed memoir of her time in Iraq, a young British woman among the men of the US military, Emma Sky provides a vivid portrait of this most controversial of interventions, exploring how and why the Iraq project failed.

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Weight 0.363 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 3 cm
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Paperback

Pages

xiii, 382

Language

English

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Dewey

956.70443 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K