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 copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. An unprecedented account of life in Baghdad's Green Zone, a walled-off encl ave of towering plants, posh villas, and sparkling swimming pools that was the headquarters for the American occupation of Iraq. The Washington Post's former Baghdad bureau chief Rajiv Chandrasekaran take s us with him into the Zone: into a bubble, cut off from wartime realities, where the task of reconstructing a devastated nation competed with the dis tractions of a Little America-a half-dozen bars stocked with cold beer, a d isco where women showed up in hot pants, a movie theater that screened shoo t-'em-up films, an all-you-could-eat buffet piled high with pork, a shoppin g mall that sold pornographic movies, a parking lot filled with shiny new S UVs, and a snappy dry-cleaning service-much of it run by Halliburton. Most Iraqis were barred from entering the Emerald City for fear they would blow it up. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and internal documents, Chandrasekaran te lls the story of the people and ideas that inhabited the Green Zone during the occupation, from the imperial viceroy L. Paul Bremer III to the fleet o f twentysomethings hired to implement the idea that Americans could build a Jeffersonian democracy in an embattled Middle Eastern country. In the vacuum of postwar planning, Bremer ignores what Iraqis tell him they want or need and instead pursues irrelevant neoconservative solutions-a flat tax, a sell-off of Iraqi government assets, and an end to food rationing. His underlings spend thei.

Title: IMPERIAL LIFE IN THE EMERALD CITY: INSIDE IRAQ'S GREEN ZONE

Author Name: Chandrasekaran, Rajiv

Categories: General Non-Fiction,

Publisher: Knopf: 2006

ISBN Number: 1400044871

ISBN Number 13: 9781400044870

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000041749